Nandanoori Mukesh Kumar was born on April 16, 1970 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. He is a midfielder field hockey player from India. In the early 1992, Mukesh Kumar made his international debut for the Men's National Team. He was nicknamed Murali. In a consecutive manner at three Summer Olympics Kumar represented his native country. This manner has started from the year 1992 in Barcelona, Spain. In the 1992 Olympics, India finished in seventh place.
In the year 1999, Jan 24, Mukhesh Kumar married to Nidhi Khullar and the couple has 2 children. Currently he serves as the Commercial Manager at Indian Airlines. At the national level he was conferred with the Arjuna Awards in the year 1995 and one of the highest civilian awards by the Government of India, Padma Shree in the year 2003.
The tournaments he has played in the domestic front are:
National Championship -- Dec 2000 - Jammu (1st); Mar 1999 - Hyderabad (1st) - CAPTAIN; May 1997 - Bengaluru; 1994 (1st); 1991 - 1993 (2nd).
National Games -- Dec 2002 - Hyderabad, 1 GOAL, CAPTAIN
Federation Cup -- 1994 (1st)
Jawaharlal Nehru Hockey Tournament -- Nov 2002 (2nd); 1993 (1st); 1990 (1st)
Muruguppa Gold Cup -- Jul 1998 - Chennai (1st); Forward of the Tournament
Bombay Gold Cup -- Jan 2001 - Mumbai (2nd); Player of the Tournament
Lal Bahadur Shastri Tournament -- Nov/Dec 2002 - Delhi (2nd); Dec 2001 - Delhi (2nd)
He has played 307 matches in the international lap and made 80 goals. The tournaments, Mukesh Kumar has played in the international circuits are:
Olympics -- Sep 2000 - Sydney (7th), 2 GOALS; Jul/Aug 1996 - Atlanta (8th), 2 GOALS; Jul/Aug 1992 - Barcelona (7th), 4 GOALS.
World Cup -- May 1998 - Utrecht (9th), 4 GOALS; Nov/Dec 1994 - Sydney (5th), 3 GOALS.
Champions Trophy -- Dec 1996 - Chennai (4th); 1995 - Berlin (5th)
Asian Games -- Dec 1998 - Bangkok (1st), 3 GOALS; 1994 - Hiroshima (2nd)
Asia Cup -- Nov 1999 - Kuala Lumpur (3rd); 1993 - Hiroshima (2nd)
Indo-Pak Series -- Feb/Mar 1998 - Lost 3-4, 1 GOAL
SAF Games -- 1995 - Chennai (1st) - 2 goals in final
Commonwealth Games -- Sep 1998 - Kuala Lumpur (4th), 2 GOALS
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup -- Aug 2001 - Kuala Lumpur (5th), CAPTAIN; Feb 2000 - Kuala Lumpur (3rd); 1991 - Ipoh (1st), Scored winner against Pakistan.
Australian Tour -- Apr 2000 - Sydney (3rd in 4-Nation); Apr 2000 - Perth (1st in 4-Nation)
European Tour -- Jan 2000 - Barcelona (3rd in 4-Nation); Jan 2000 - Canada (1-0-0), Belgium (2-0-1); 1996 - Panasonic Cup
Test Series -- Jan 1998 - vs. Germany - Lost 0-3-1
He has played for the foreign club Yayasan Negri Sembilan(Kuala Lumpur) that became 1995 - Winners. In the year 1999 he was recalled by IHF.
(Last Updated on : 12-09-2012)