• Helpline: +91-8058868746
  • Mail us:
    Tutorial Library

Learning Point

Abhinav Bindra

Previous Next

Abhinav Bindra was born on 28 September 1982, in Dehradun, India, to Dr. Arpit Bindra and Babli Bindra. Bindra’s father owned a business and the family was a prosperous one.

He studied at the elite Doon School located in Dehradun for a couple of years but later on moved to the St. Stephen’s School located in Chandigarh, Punjab. In 2000, he completed his high school education. He graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration degree from the University of Colorado.

He showed an interest in shooting from an early age and to support his interest his parents got a shooting range installed at their home in Patiala, Punjab. Bindra was initially coached mentored by Dr. Amit Bhattacharjee and subsequently by Lt. Colonel Dhillon.


school-chalao-abhinav-bindra1. image



In 1998, at the age of 15, Abhinav Bindra participated in the Commonwealth Games, held at Kuala Lumpur; he was the youngest participant in the games. He was part of Indian contingent for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. However, the event turned out to be a disappointment for him as he could not get past the qualifying rounds. He made the heads turn with his performance in the 2001 Munich World Cup; he won a bronze medal with a new junior world score of 597/600. Overall he won six gold medals at various international meets in 2001. Bindra came into his own at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, held at Manchester. He won the gold in the 10m Air Rifle Pairs event and silver in the 10m Air Rifle Singles event. In the 2004 Athens Olympics, his performance was below par and he finished last in the field of eight, in the finals.

In 2006, he created history when he won the gold at the 2006 ISSF World Shooting Championships, held at Zagreb, Croatia. Bindra became the first Indian to achieve this feat. In the Melbourne Commonwealth Games held in the same year, Bindra won a gold and bronze in the 10m Air Rifle (Pairs) and 10m Air Rifle (Singles), respectively. Bindra’s finest moment of his career came at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing when he won the gold medal in the Men’s 10m air rifle event and his gold medal win ended a 28 year gold medal drought for India at the Olympics. In 2010 Commonwealth Games, held at New Delhi, Bindra won the gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle (Pairs) in partnership with Gagan Narang and silver medal in the 10m Air Rifle event. Bindra could not qualify for the 2012 London Olympics but at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, held at Glasgow, he was back at his best. He won a gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle event.


school-chalao-abhinav-bindra2. image


Personal Life

Abhinav Bindra possesses a lavish indoor range in the backyard of home, which he uses for shooting practice. He has graduated from the University of Colorado in the United States, with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Apart from being a professional shooter, he holds the position of the CEO of Abhinav Futuristics - the sole distributor of Walther arms in India. He has sponsorship tie-ups with some of the renowned brands including Samsung and Sahara Group.



2000:– Arjuna award.

2001:– Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (India's highest sports award).

2009:– Padma Bhushan.

2011:– Honorary lieutenant colonel by Indian Territorial Army


school-chalao-abhinav-bindra3. image


Very Useful (0)

Useful (0)

Not Useful (0)