Rakesh Kumar
Country India
Date of Birth 1982-04-15
Age 37 years
Birth Place India
Major Teams India, U Mumba
Playing Details All Rounder


Member of national team since 2003 (indianexpress.com, 21 May 2014) National League Pro Kabaddi League (reuters.com, 01 May 2014; in.com, 25 Jul 2014) Start of sporting career He started the sport in 1997 in Nizampur, a village in the outskirts of New Delhi. (thehindubusinessline.com, 25 Apr 2014; indianexpress.com, 21 May 2014) Reason for taking up this sport Kabaddi had a strong tradition in his village so it was a big thing in his school. His older brother also played the sport. (indianexpress.com, 21 May 2014) Ambitions To win a gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea. (in.com, 25 Jul 2014) Awards In August 2011 he received an Arjuna Award. (gktoday.in, 24 Jun 2012)