(Last Updated on : 17/02/2017)
Indian Snooker players after its advent from the time of British government in India are marking in global snooker tournaments. Here are the famous snooker players from India.
Pankaj Arjan Advani
Pankaj Arjan Advani was born on 24th July in the year 1985 in Pune
. He is an Indian professional player of English billiards and former professional snooker player. In recognition of his achievements, the Government of India has bestowed several awards to him like Arjuna Award in 2004, Rajiv Gandhi
Khel Ratna in 2006, and Padma Shri in 2009. He has achieved a hat-trick of hat-tricks in English billiards, holding the World, Asian, and Indian National Championship titles simultaneously, in three different years: 2005, 2008 and 2012.
Subhash Agarwal is an Indian professional player and coach of English billiards and snooker. A National Snooker Champion of India, he was the runner-up in the 1983 amateur IBSF World Billiards Championship, losing to Michael Ferreira 2744-3933, and later won the event.
Om B. Agrawal
Om B. Agrawal was an Indian professional snooker player who won the 1984 amateur IBSF World Billiards Championship in Dublin, Ireland, the first Indian to win the event. He received the prestigious Arjuna Award that year, in recognition of this victory for India. He died in 1994 at the age of 37.
Omprakesh Agrawal was an Indian professional snooker player.
Manan Chandra was born on 28th February 1981 in New Delhi
. He is an internationally notable Indian amateur snooker.
Brijesh Damani is hailing from Kolkata
, West Bengal
. He is India's professional snooker player. He won the 2008 Indian National Snooker Championship. He also won silver medal in 2010 Asian Games in China. Brijesh Damani did his school from Shri Daulatram Nopany Vidyalaya, Kolkata
Chandrasinh Hirjee Jewraj
Chandrasinh Hirjee Jewraj was an Indian amateur billiards and snooker player. He represented Bengal and India in domestic and world championships.
Manish Jain is an Indian Billiards and Snooker player. Manish started his career in 2004 after being Ranked 2nd at the West Bengal State Junior Billiards Championship and Ranked 3rd in the Snooker Championship.
Chitra Magimairaj is an Indian professional player of snooker, English billiards, and pool. She is a two-time World Ladies Billiards and Snooker Association World Champion (2006, 2007), a two-time national pool champion, and more recently the World Women's Senior Snooker Championship (2014).
Aditya Mehta was born on 31st October 1985 in Maharashtra
. He is an Indian professional snooker player. He practices with Alfie Burden and Anthony Hamilton in London
Yasin Merchant was born on 17th December 1966. He is India's first professional snooker player. He won the National Snooker championships on three occasions, in 2001, 2000 and 1991
Vidya Pillai was born on 26th November 1977 in Chennai
, Tamil Nadu
. She is a well-known snooker player. She obtained her B.Sc. degree in Visual Communication from Loyola College, Chennai, and later went on to complete a Post-Graduate Diploma in Communication and Management at the National Institute of Sales.
Arantxa Sanchis is a female billiards and snooker player from India. She won the Gold medal in the Women's Team event at the inaugural IBSF World 6-Red Snooker and Team Snooker Championship in Carlow, Ireland on 6th Oct, 2013. It was a historic first Gold Medal for Indian Women's Snooker at a World Championship. On 27th Sep 2015, she won the inaugural IBSF World Billiards Championship in Adelaide, Australia. This feat made her the only woman in the world to hold IBSF World titles in both Billiards and Snooker.
Geet Siriram Sethi
Geet Siriram Sethi is a professional player of English billiards who dominated the sport throughout much of the 1990s, and a notable amateur (ex-pro) snooker player. He is a six-time winner of the professional-level and a three-time winner of the amateur World Championships, and holder of two world records, in English billiards. He, along with Prakash Padukone, has co-founded Olympic Gold Quest, a Foundation for the Promotion of Sports in India.
Anuja Thakur is an Indian amateur player of snooker and English billiards.
She won the WLBSA Ladies World Billiards Championship title in April 2005, and reached the semi-final at the 2006 IBSF World Snooker Championship in Amman, Jordan, where she was eliminated by in Wan-IP 4-2. Thakur is a native of Mumbai, Maharashtra. She has won several state and national championships in both snooker and billiards.
Revanna Umadevi Nagaraj
Revanna Umadevi Nagaraj is an Indian professional player of billiards. She is a World Women's Billiard champion (2012) and a three time Indian national Billiards champion. She had defeated World No 13 Eva Palmius during the London 2012 Championship to become the World Champion.
Lucky Vatnani was born on 23rd December in the year 1985. He is an Indian former professional snooker player. He is from Hyderabad
but was based in Sheffield, England during his snooker career.