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Mahesh Bhupathi: Height, Age, Controversies, Biography, Unknown Facts And More

Mahesh Bhupathi is an Indian tennis player who was also one of the most dominant doubles players in the sport. With his victory in the mixed doubles event at the 1997 French Open, he became the first Indian to win a Grand Slam title. Moreover, he went on to win four men’s doubles and seven more mixed doubles Grand Slam titles as well. Furthermore, he has represented India at the Olympics. He is also the founder of International Premier Tennis League. In December 2016, Bhupathi was appointed as India’s next non-playing Davis Cup captain as well. He took over the reins from Anand Amritraj in February 2017.

Player Overview

Full nameMahesh Shrinivas Bhupathi
ProfessionTennis player

Physical Stats

Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight89 kg
Waist34 inches
Biceps14 inches
Eye colourBlack
Hair colourBlack

Personal Info

Mahesh Bhupathi and family
Birthday7 June 1974 
BirthplaceChennai, India
HometownChennai, India
Religion Hindu
Zodiac signGemini
SchoolIndian School, Muscat
College/UniversityUniversity of Mississippi, USA
Food habitNon-vegetarian
Relationship statusMarried


Tennis playerBoris Becker
ActorGovinda, Amitabh Bachchan
MovieCoolie No.1, Hero No.1
FoodSouth Indian

Family Details

Father’s nameC.G. Krishna Bhupathi
Father’s professionTennis player
Mother’s nameMira Bhupathi
Mother’s professionChristian evangelist
SiblingsKavita Bhupathi Chadda (Sister)
ChildrenSaira Bhupathi (Daughter)
WifeLara Dutta (Actress)

Professional Info

CoachC.G. Krishna Bhupathi
Playing styleServe and volley
First tournament wonCanadian Open (1997)
Signature shotServe
Equipment usedRackets- Wilson and Clothing- Nike
First Grand slam appearanceUS Open (1995)
Grand slams won12
Titles won52
Career best rankingSingles-217 and Doubles-1
Preferred surfaceHardcourt
Win/LossSingles- 10–28, Doubles- 687–364
Prize money$6,665,907


In 2012, Mahesh Bhupathi threatened to boycott the Olympics if he was forced to play with Leander Paes by the All India Tennis Association (AITA). He also called his once friend Paes a ‘back-stabber’.

Vehicles owned

Car collection: Mercedes Benz E-Class, BMW 7-Series

Money and Net worth

Net worth: $5.6 million

Launched a sports brand called “Zeven” in 2014. Endorsed by Shikhar Dhawan, Rohan Bopanna as well as Ravindra Jadeja and Mary Kom also amongst others.

Social Media Handles

Instagram: @mbhupathi

Twitter: @Maheshbhupathi


  • Padma Shri, 2001
  • Sports people for Change Karmaveer Puraskaar, 2007, iCONGO-Confederation of NGOs
  • Davis Cup Commitment Award
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Akshat has played professional Tennis under the All India Tennis Association and is a certified sports fanatic. He is also a law student devoted to fitness and movies, Tennis takes centre stage in Akshat's life. "Life is a sport, make it count" are the words he lives by.

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