Tejaswin Shankar, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More
Posted by | Ananya Panday
Tejaswin Shankar, an Indian athlete initially known for his prowess in the decathlon, eventually transitioned to become one of India’s most accomplished high jumpers. He achieved parity with Donald Thomas, a former world and Commonwealth Games champion from the Bahamas. In April 2018, Shankar established a national high jump record of 2.29 meters. In this article, you’ll find a comprehensive Tejaswin Shankar biography.
Tejaswin Shankar Biography
Tejaswin Shankar receives training from Sunil Kumar, Cliff Rovelto, and Nallusamy Annavi. According to Star Sun Folded, Tejaswin Shankar’s height stands at 1.93 meters. Initially, he faced rejection from the event organizer due to a late entry, but the Commonwealth Games Federation eventually accepted his participation. He went on to secure a silver medal at the 2016 South Asian Games in Guwahati, achieving a jump of 2.17 meters. In addition to his athletic pursuits, Tejaswin Shankar has a professional career in the US, working for Deloitte, which is considered an unconventional choice for an active athlete.
|Real Name||Tejaswin Shankar|
|DOB (Date of Birth)||21 December, 1998|
|Birth Place||Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh|
|Hometown||Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu|
|School||Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi|
|College/University||Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States|
|Educational Qualification||A graduation degree in business administration|
|Feet & Inches||6’ 4”|
|Father Name||Hari Shankar (lawyer, died of blood cancer in 2014)|
|Mother Name||Lakshmi Shankar (lawyer)|
|Sibling||Sister- Avantika Shankar|
|Girlfriend||Siddhi Hiray (track and field athlete)|
|Profession||Athlete and Accountant|
|Net Worth||Around $5 million|
|Food||Makki Roti and Sarson Saag from Punjab|
|Actor/Actress||Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan|
|Songs||Phir Bhi Tumko Chaahunga|
|Movies||Kuch Kuch Hota Hai|
Tejaswin Shankar’s mother, Lakshmi Shankar, is a lawyer. Unfortunately, Tejaswin lost his father, Harishankar, to blood cancer at a tender age. Harishankar passed away in 2014 due to this illness. Tejaswin also has a younger sister named Avantika Shankar.
Tejaswin Shankar was born on December 21, 1998, in Delhi, India, which makes him 24 years old as of 2023.
Tejaswin Shankar finished his schooling at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya and pursued his higher education at Kansas State University. He successfully completed his graduate studies in business administration, obtaining both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting and finance from Kansas State University in 2022.
Height and Weight
Tejaswin Shankar stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches (193 cm) and weighs 81 kilograms.
Is Tejaswin Shankar, the actress, married? Or who is her girlfriend? Her fans are eagerly curious about her personal life. Tejaswin Shankar is currently in a relationship with Siddhi Hiray, a fellow track and field athlete. According to starsunfolded, Siddhi Hiray is confirmed as Tejaswin Shankar’s girlfriend.
Early and Personal Life
Shankar, born into a Tamil household on December 21, 1998, in Delhi, attended Sardar Patel Vidyalaya in New Delhi. He initially played cricket until eighth grade, but upon the suggestion of his physical education teacher, he switched to high jump. Tejaswin Shankar quickly excelled, winning numerous prizes in interschool competitions. In 2017, he earned a four-year athletics scholarship to Kansas State University, where he pursued a degree in business administration. While in the US, he worked for Deloitte, a career choice considered unconventional for an active athlete. However, he later decided to leave this job and focus on being a “full-time athlete.”
Shankar achieved remarkable feats in his high jump career. In the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Apia, he clinched the gold medal, setting a Games record with a jump of 2.14 meters. The following year, at the 2016 South Asian Games in Guwahati, he secured the silver medal with a leap of 2.17 meters. Unfortunately, a groin injury led to a sixth-place finish at the Asian Junior Championships, causing him to miss the 2016 World Junior Championships.
At just 17 years old, in November 2016, Tejaswin Shankar made headlines by breaking Hari Shankar Roy’s 12-year-old national record of 2.25 meters with an impressive jump of 2.26 meters at the Junior National Championships in Coimbatore. He ranked as the third-best IAAF junior high jumper globally that year.
In January 2018, Shankar surpassed Roy’s indoor national record with a mark of 2.18 meters, and the following month, he further improved it by an additional centimeter. His indoor record reached a remarkable 2.28 meters at the Big 12 Indoor Athletics Championships in Ames.
As of June 1, 2023, Tejaswin Shankar’s estimated net worth is around $5 million.
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