Sandeep Singh is an Indian field hockey player and former captain of the India national ice hockey team. Sandeep Singh is a penalty corner specialist and plays at full-back.
At February 27, 1986 Sandeep Singh was born in Sahabad Markanda, a town in Kurukshetra, Harayana, India. From now on he is 35 years old and his zodiac sign Pisces looks very young too. He was born to his father Gurcharan Singh Bhindar and his mother Daljit Kaur Binar. He also has a sibling named Bikramjeet Singh who also plays for Indian Oli Hockey. He attended Khalsa College in Patiala. He later went to Kurukshetra University and received his BA degree.
In January 2004, Sandeep Singh made his international debut at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Kuala Lumpur. In the same year he made his Olympic debut in Greece at the Summer Olympics in Athens. He later scored 16 goals in Junior Asia Cup Hockey in Pakistan. He was also named the tournament’s top scorer. In 2004 he played in Lahore and Chennai at the Champions Trophy. In September-October 2005 he scored 3 goals during the Indo-Pak Hockey Series.
He was also part of the Indian ice hockey team at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. In June 2006 he scored 3 goals in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Kuala Lumpur. At the World Cup in Germany, he was hit by an accidental shot. The incident happened on August 22, 2006 on the Shatabadi Express. A Railway Protection Force officer’s pistol accidentally went off. Thus, the bullet went through 3 of his vital organs. And the lower part of his body was immediately paralyzed.
Recovering from the injury took him almost 2 years to recover and left him confined to a wheelchair. Finally, he celebrated a successful comeback in the national team. He won the top scorer award at the 2008 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tournament. In January 2009 he was named captain of the national team. Similarly, he led the team to win the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. In 2012 he helped India qualify for the Summer Olympics in London.
More about careers
Then, during the Olympic qualifying tournament, he scored a total of 16 goals. In 2014 he left the national team. And in early 2017, when he was already of legal age, he agreed to take up coaching. In 2013 he became the 5th highest paid marquee player when the Hockey India League was formed. Later, in the tournament, he became the event’s top scorer and proved himself. In 2014 he was signed by English field hockey club Havant Hockey Club. The treaty forced him to move to Britain.
During the 2014–15 Premier Division 1 league season, he was Havant’s top scorer and 3rd goalscorer overall. Similarly, he was bought by the Punjab Warriors for the 2nd season in 2014 and stayed with the team for two seasons. Similarly, it was purchased by Ranchi Rays in September 2015 for $81,000. He performed for the team in the 2016 edition of the tournament. Unfortunately, he couldn’t handle a back injury that crashed his HIL dreams.
He was later elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly by the Pehowa constituency. It was from the Bharatiya Janata Party during the 2019 Haryana Legislative Assembly elections. He was also sworn in as sports minister. He also appeared as a mentor in Roadies: Real Heroes. The biography about his life was also made with the title Soorma. The star cast in the film were Diljit Dosanjh, Taapsee Pannu and Angad Besi.
Awards and Nominations
Sandeep Singh is widely known and has received a number of awards. In 2010 he was awarded the Arjuna Award in field hockey. Later, in 2012, he was honored with the Gold Medal of the Olympic Quaterfier Tournament. Similarly, he was awarded the Sultana Azlan Shah Cup for Best Player in 2009.
During Sandeep Singhenage, he was involved in a romantic relationship with a junior hockey player Harjinder Kaur. Also, both of their families had moved from the same village in Pakistan several decades ago. So they were close and quickly accepted the relationship. In August 2008, the two became engaged after years of courtship. At his request for their marriage, his wife left her hockey dreams behind. Their wedding date is not disclosed but they were blessed with a son named Sehajdeep.
body measurement and social media
Sandeep Singh is good looking and handsome. Also, he’s very tall and has good physics, and he’s standing 6 feet tall (184 cm/ 1.84 m). As a player, he has retained his physique and weighs around 75 kg (165 lbs). In addition, his body measurements, shoe size, clothing size, etc. have not yet been revealed. He has light skin, black hair and black eyes. And he has his Instagram Account called @sandeep_rebirth with 316,000 followers. He also has a Facebook account with 168 million followers. And on his Twitter account, he has gained 41.3k followers.