P. T. Usha Biography, Height, Age, Husband, Family, & More

Pilavullakandi Thekkeraparambil Usha, widely known as PT Usha, is an esteemed and retired Indian track and field athlete. Renowned for her exceptional speed and agility, she has left an indelible mark on the world of athletics. Now, adding another remarkable achievement to her illustrious career, PT Usha is poised to make history as she prepares to become the first woman President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

P. T. Usha Biography

In a historic development, PT Usha has emerged as the sole candidate for the prestigious position of President in the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). The upcoming elections, scheduled to be held on December 10, 2023, will mark a significant milestone in her illustrious career. This recognition of her exceptional contributions and leadership qualities further cements her place as a true icon of Indian sports.

P. T. Usha Picture
P. T. Usha Picture

Personal Information

Real Name Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha
Nickname AKA P. T. Usha
DOB (Date of Birth) 27 June 1964 (Saturday)
Age 59 Years
Birth Place Koothali, Kerala
Zodiac sign Cancer
Nationality Indian
Hometown Koothali, Kerala
Religion N/A


School Trikottur AUP School in Kozhikode, Kerala (class 1 to class 7,  GVHSS (Sports) Kannur, Kerala
College/ University Providence Women’s College, Kozhikode, Kerala
Educational N/A

Physical Stats


Feet & Inches  5’ 7”
Meter 1.70 m
Centimeters 170 cm
Weight N/A
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements N/A

Family Information

Father Name E.P.M. Paithal
Mother Name T. V. Lakshmi
Brother Praveen
Sister Shobha,  Suma
Husband V Srinivasan
Children Son- Dr Vignesh V Ujjwal


Boyfriend N/A


Profession Former Athlete, Nominated Member of Rajya Sabha
Net Worth $5 Million


Color Blue, Yellow
Food Habit Non-vegetarian
Actor/ Actress Amir Khan, Katrina Kaif
Song South Indian
Hobbies Book Reading, Traveling
Movie Dil walay Dulhanian le jayenge
Singer Mohammad Rafi
P. T. Usha Childhood Picture
P. T. Usha Childhood Picture
P. T. Usha Young Age Picture
P. T. Usha Young Age Picture
P. T. Usha Family Picture
P. T. Usha Family Picture
P. T. Usha with his Husband (V Srinivasan)
P. T. Usha with his Husband (V Srinivasan)
P. T. Usha with his Mother (T. V. Lakshmi)
P. T. Usha with her Mother

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PT Usha was born into a loving family in Payyoli, Calicut, Kerala, to parents E.P.M. Paithal and T. V. Lakshmi. Her father worked as a cloth merchant, while her mother dedicated herself to the noble profession of teaching. PT Usha is blessed with one brother, named Praveen, and four sisters, including Shobha and Suma.

P. T. Usha Age

On June 27, 1964, Usha was born into a low-income family in Payyoli village in the state of Kerala. Now she is 59 years old. Her zodiac sign is Cancer.


During her formative years, PT Usha began her educational journey at Trikottur AUP School in Kozhikode, Kerala, where she completed her primary education from class 1 to class 7. It was during this time that her talents in athletics started to blossom.


On 25 April 1991, PT Usha entered a new chapter in her personal life as she tied the knot with V Srinivasan. Srinivasan, a former national Kabaddi player and an inspector at the Central Industrial Security Force, shared PT Usha’s passion for sports and athleticism.

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P. T. Usha Career

Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha’s journey to becoming one of India’s most renowned female athletes began in 1977 when she caught the attention of O. M. Nambiar, a respected Indian athletics coach. It was at the sports prize-distribution ceremony that her talent and potential were first recognized.

Usha’s exceptional abilities soon became evident as she achieved remarkable success at the inter-state meet for juniors in Kollam in 1978, where she secured an impressive six medals. Her outstanding performances in that event marked the beginning of a remarkable career filled with numerous victories and accolades. Recognized for her lean physique and remarkable speed, Usha quickly gained popularity and admiration within the athletic community. In 1982, she had the opportunity to showcase her skills on an international stage when she participated in the World Junior Invitation Meet, now known as the World Junior Athletics Championship, held in Seoul. Her extraordinary talent shone through as she clinched a gold medal, solidifying her status as a rising star in the world of athletics.

Awards and Honours List

Awards and Honours Year
IAAF Veteran Pin 2019
Honorary Doctorate (D.Litt.) conferred by the University of Calicut 2018
Honorary Doctorate (D.Sc.) conferred by IIT Kanpur 2017
Honorary Doctorate (D.Litt.) conferred by Kannur University 2000
Padma Shri 1985
Arjuna Award 1984

P.T. Usha Records

  • The most well-known student in Usha’s athletics program is Tintu Luka, holding the 800-meter national record and won gold at the Asian Games.
  • The 400-meter hurdles race at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles was Usha’s greatest performance and her deepest heartbreak. She lost out on the bronze medal by 1/100th of a second.
  • Since her retirement in 2000, P.T. Usha and her students from the Usha School of Athletics, situated in Kinalur in Kerala’s Kozhikode, have had a regular presence in the national track and field competitions.
  • PM Narendra Modi congratulated her on Twitter and emphasised her athletic achievements. He said she had done a great job mentoring aspiring athletes over the last several years.
  • On 6th July 2022, the Indian government nominated renowned athlete Usha to the Rajya Sabha.

Asian Games Records

  • 1986: 23.44 seconds record in 200 meters event in Asian Games held in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1986: 3:34.58 time record in 4×400 meters relay event in Asian Games held in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1986: 56.06 seconds in 400 meters hurdles in Asian Games held in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1986: 52.16 seconds in 400 meters in Asian Games held in Seoul, South Korea

National Records

  • 1998: 44.43 seconds record in 4 x 100 meters relay event in Asian Championship held in Fukuoka, Japan
  • 1983: 53.6 seconds in 400 meters event in Open National Championships in Jamshedpur
  • 1983: 23.9 seconds in 200 meters event in Open National Championships in Jamshedpur
  • 1981: 11.8 seconds in the 100 meters and 24.6 seconds in the 200 meters events in the senior inter-state meet in Bangalore

Net Worth

 Her net worth is $5 Million. PT Usha is one of the most popular and richest runners.

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