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Anup Kumar(Kabaddi player) Biography

Anup Kumar is a prominent Indian Kabaddi player who was born on November 20, 1983, in the village of Palra, Haryana. He is widely known as “Captain Cool” and has gained recognition for his remarkable skills on the kabaddi mat. Moreover, he has represented the Indian National Kabaddi Team as its former captain.


Anup Kumar(Kabaddi player) Biography:

He made his debut in kabaddi during the 2016 South Asian Games held in Sri Lanka, where he played a pivotal role in securing the gold medal for India. Before that, he showcased his talent and dedication to the sport by playing for U Mumba in the Pro Kabaddi League for the first five seasons.


Anup’s journey in kabaddi has been filled with achievements and accolades. He has received numerous awards, including the Gold at the South Asian Games and the Gold in the 2010 and 2014 Asian Games. In 2012, he was honored with the prestigious Arjuna Award.



  • Real Name: Anup Kumar
  • Nick Name: Anup, Captain Cool
  • Profession: Indian Kabaddi Player

  Physical Stats & More:

  • Height:5’9″ Feet
  • Weight:80 kg
  Body Shape:

Chest- 42 Inches

Waist- 32 Inches

Biceps- 14 Biceps

  • Eye Colour: Black
  • Hair Colour: Black
  Personal Life
  • Date of Birth:20th November 1983
  • Age(as in 2023) :40 Years
  • Birth Place: Palra, Haryana
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Home Town: Palra, Haryana
  • Current City: Palra, Haryana
  • School: Not Known
  • College: Not Known
  • Educational Qualification: Graduate
  • Debut: South Asian Games (2006)


Gold at the South Asian Games

Gold in the 2010 & 2014 Asian Games

Arjuna Award (2012)


Father: Ransingh Yadav, Mother: Ballo Devi

Religion: Hinduism

  • Caste: Not Known
  • Address : Palra, Haryana

  Hobbies: Traveling, Yoga


  • Jersey Number




U Mumba (Seasons 1 to 5)

Jaipur Pink (Season 6)

Nature on field:




Signature Move:

Toe Touch

Anup Kumar Age, Height, And Weight:

Anup is now about 40 years old (age as of 2023). With a strong and agile physique, he stands at a weight of 80 kg. His physical measurements include a chest size of 42 inches, a waist size of 32 inches, and biceps measuring 14 inches. He has captivating black eyes and black hair.

Outside of his kabaddi career, Anup Kumar is an avid traveler and enjoys practicing yoga in his spare time. He keeps his personal life private, and details about his marital status and wife are not publicly known. Anup Kumar has managed to maintain a clean image without any notable controversies.

Anup Kumar’s Salary And Net Worth:

 In terms of earnings, Anup Kumar received a salary of approximately Rs. 30,00,000 for his participation in Pro Kabaddi Season 6. His estimated net worth is between Rs. 10-15 Crore.

Anup Kumar actively engages with his fans through social media platforms. You can follow him on Facebook at @AnupKumarKabaddi03, on Twitter as @IamAnupK, and on Instagram with the handle @anupkumar_kabaddi. Additional information about him can be found on his wiki page, @Anup_Kumar_(kabaddi).

Here Are Some Interesting Facts About Anup Kumar: 

  • Anup Kumar hails from a small town in Haryana, where he was born and raised.
  • He achieved the remarkable feat of winning the Gold medal at the Asian Games in both 2010 and 2014.
  • In addition, he secured Gold medals at the South Asian Games in 2006, 2010, and 2016.
  • The Government of India recognized his exceptional talent and contributions to Kabaddi by bestowing him the prestigious Arjuna Award in 2012.
  • During his career, Anup Kumar has played for two prominent teams in the Pro Kabaddi League, namely U Mumba and the Jaipur Pink Panthers.


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