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Leander Paes: Height, Age, Net Worth, Controversies, Biography, Unknown Facts And More

Leander Adrian Paes ( born 17 June 1973) is an Indian former professional tennis player. Regarded as one of the greatest tennis players in doubles, he holds the record for the most doubles wins in the Davis Cup. Paes has also won eight men’s doubles and ten mixed doubles Grand Slam titles as well. Further, he holds a career Grand Slam in men’s doubles and mixed doubles, and achieved the rare men’s doubles/mixed doubles double at the 1999 Wimbledon Championships. In addition to this, his mixed doubles Wimbledon title in 2010 made him the second man (after Rod Laver) to win Wimbledon titles in three decades. He has also won a bronze medal for India in men’s singles at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Moreover, he competed in consecutive Olympics from 1992 to 2016, making him the first Indian and only tennis player to compete in seven Olympic Games.

Player Overview

Full nameLeander Adrian Paes
ProfessionTennis player

Physical stats

Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight78 kg
Waist31 inches
Biceps14 inches
Eye colour Dark brown
Hair colourBlack

Personal info

Leander Paes and family
Birthday17 June 1973
Zodiac signGemini
SchoolLa Martiniere, Calcutta
College/UniversitySt. Xavier’s College, Calcutta
Hobbies/InterestsScuba diving
Food habitNon-vegetarian
Relationship statusIn a relationship with actress Kim Sharma


Tennis playerRafael Nadal, Roger Federer
ActorAmitabh Bachchan, Sean Connery
MovieDances with Wolves, The Bourne Identity
MusicR&B, Jazz
FoodRasam and Rice, South Indian food

Family Details

Father’s nameVeces Paes
Father’s professionHockey player
Mother’s nameJennifer Paes
Mother’s professionBasketball player
ChildrenAiyana Paes

Professional Info

Leander Paes in action
CoachSanjay Singh
Playing style Serve and volley
Professional debut1991
First tournament won on tour1998 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, Newport
Signature shotBackhand slice
Equipment usedRackets- Yonex and Clothing- Nike
First grand slam appearanceUS Open 1994
First grand slam winUS Open 1996
Number of grand slams won18 ( 8 Doubles 10 Mixed Doubles)
Number of titles won55
Career best rankingSingles-73 and Doubles-1
Preferred surfaceHardcourt
Win/LossSingles- 101–99 (50.5%), Doubles- 770–457 (62.8%)
Prize money$8,587,586


Leander Paes and his longtime doubles partner, Mahesh Bhupathi had a bad falling out in the early 2000s. This impacted the Indian Davis Cup team, Indian tennis as well as their individual careers.

Vehicles owned

Car collection: Ford Endeavour, Porsche Cayenne

Money and Net worth

Net worth: $6 million

Social Media Handles

Instagram: @leanderpaes

Facebook: Leander Paes

Twitter: @Leander

Awards & Honours

Paes received the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award, India’s highest sporting honour, in 1996–97; the Arjuna Award in 1990; the Padma Shri award in 2001; and India’s third-highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan prize in January 2014, for his outstanding contribution to tennis in India. He won a bronze medal for India in men’s singles at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. He was also named as the sports ambassador for the state of Haryana.

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