Pankaj Advani


Pankaj Advani Bio

Pankaj Arjan Advani is a professional English billiards player from India and a former snooker player. He is the lone player to win the World titles in all formats of snooker as well as English Billiards. He holds a historical record of winning the World, Asian, and Indian National Championship titles simultaneously, in four different years: 2005, 2008, 2012, and 2017.

Advani is the only player ever to win world titles in both the long and short formats of snooker (15-red standard, and 6-red) and both formats of English billiards (time and point). He has been honored with several high-profile awards for his accomplishments in sports including, the Arjuna Award (2004), Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2006), Padma Shri (2009), and Padmabhushan (2018).

Pankaj Advani made his international debut at the Asian Billiards Championship 2002, held at Bangalore, in which he finished as a finalist.

Pankaj Advani Bio
Full NamePankaj Arjan Advani
NicknamesThe Prince of Pune, The Prince of India, The Golden Boy
Real Name:Pankaj Arjan Advani
ProfessionBilliards and Snooker player
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 38 inches
- Waist: 30 inches
- Biceps: 12 inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
International Debut2002- Asian Billiards Championship in Bangalore
Coach/MentorArvind Savur
Records (main ones)2005- First person in the world to win the points and time formats both in the same year at the IBSF World Billiards Championship
2003- Won his first world title 'Men's World Snooker Championship' in China at the age of eighteen only
2014- Won the Grand Double for the third time in the UK
Awards/AchievementsAwards :-
2003 - Indo-American Young Achiever's Award
2004 - Arjuna Award, Rajiv Gandhi Award, Hero India Sports Award
2006 - Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
2009 - Padmashree
2010 - DNA Most Stylish Sportsperson, Sahara India Sports Award, Teacher's Achievement Award in Sports
2011 - World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper Award
2012 - Asian Billiards Championship, NDTV Spirit of Sports
2018 - Padmabhushan
World Titles :-2003, 2015, 2017 - IBSF World Snooker Champion
2005, 2007-09, 2012, 2014-15 - World Billiards Champion (Time Format)
2014 - The World Team Billiards Championship
2014-15 - IBSF World Six-Red Snooker Champion
2005, 2008, 2014, 2016, 2017 - World Billiards Champion (Points Format)
2018 - IBSF World Snooker Team Championship
Personal Life
Date of Birth1985-07-24 00:00:00
Age (as in 2017)32 Years
BirthplacePune (Maharashtra)
Zodiac sign/Sun signLeo
HometownBangalore (India)
SchoolFrank Anthony Public School, Bangalore
College/UniversitySBM Jain College, Bangalore
Educational QualificationGraduation (Commerce)
Food HabitVegetarian
AddressBangalore, Karnataka, India
HobbiesListening to music
Marital StatusMarried
ParentsFather- Arjan Advani
Mother- Kajal Advani
SiblingsBrother- Dr. Shree Advani (Sport & Performance Psychologist)