Sai Pratheek (Badminton Player) Wiki, Age, Family, Biography & More

Sai Pratheek


Sai Pratheek is an Indian badminton player. He won a silver medal in the men’s team event at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.


Krishnaprasad Sai Pratheek was born on Wednesday, 3 May 2000 (age 23 years; as of 2024) in Bengaluru, Karnataka. He attended Jain (Deemed to be University) in Bengaluru, Karnataka, where he studied Commerce.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 11″

Weight (approx.): 75 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black


Parents & Siblings

Sai Pratheek’s father’s name is Krishna Prasad; he used to play football. His mother’s name is Anuradha. She is an accountant.


K. Sai Pratheek got into sports when he was nine years old. he started by playing football and shifted to badminton after a knee injury. Pratheek started badminton training at the ITI Sports Club. He then started training at the I-Sports (Innovative Sports) badminton school in Bengaluru Karnataka, under Coach Krishna Kumar. In an interview, Pratheek revealed that he started training every day at 4: 30 in the morning at the Sri Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium in Bengaluru along with his coach B. N. Sudhakar. He then does a two-hour training session at 10:30 in the morning and another one in the evening. He went on to say that he focussed on academics in between his training.

Sai Pratheek mid-game on the badminton court

As of 2023, Pratheek has won one runner-up at the BWF (Badminton World Federation) World Tour along with three titles and five runners-up at the BWF International Challenge/Series. In 2022, the Mandya Bulls bought Pratheek for Rs. 3.5 lakhs at the Grand Prix Badminton League (GPBL) auctions. However, the Mandya Bulls team lost in the final round of the GPBL. Pratheek was a part of the Indian team that won the men’s team event at the 19th Asian Games held in Hangzhou, China. His teammates were Prannoy H. S., Lakshya Sen. Srikanth Kidambi, Mithun Manjunath, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty, Arjun M. R., Dhruv Kapila, and Rohan Kapoor.

Sai Pratheek (top row, second from right) with the Indian men’s team posing with the silver medal that they won at the 19th Asian Games

As of 2023, Pratheek is ranked World No. 124 in the men’s doubles category, and World No. 72 in the mixed doubles category.



  • 2022: Mixed Doubles at the 36th National Games of India held in Surat, Gujarat, with partner Ashwini Ponnappa.
  • 2023: Men’s event at the 37th National Games of India held in Goa.

    Sai Pratheek posing with the gold medal that he won at the 37th National Games

BWF International Challenge/Series

  • 2021: Men’s doubles at the Polish International with partner Ishaan Bhatnagar.
  • 2022: Men’s doubles at the India International Challenge held in Chattisgarh, with partner Ishaan Bhatnagar.

    Sai Pratheek (left) and Ishaan Bhatnagar posing after winning the 2022 India International Challenge

  • 2022: Mixed doubles at the India International Challenge with partner Ashwini Ponnappa.


2023: Men’s team event at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.

BWF International Challenge/Series

  • 2019: Mixed doubles at the Maldives International with partner K. Ashwini Bhat.
  • 2021: Mixed doubles event at the India International Challenge with partner Gayatri Gopichand.
  • 2021: Men’s doubles event at the Ukraine International with partner Ishaan Bhatnagar.
  • 2023: Men’s doubles event at the Bahrain International with partner Krishna Prasad Garaga.
  • 2023: Mixed doubles at the Nantes International with partner Tanisha Crasto.

    Sai Pratheek with Tanisha Crasto at the Nantes International Challenge

BWF World Tour Men’s Doubles

2023: Odisha Masters Super 100 Level with partner Krishna Prasad Garaga.

Sai Pratheek (left) with partner Krishna Prasad Garaga at the Odisha Masters 


In 2023, Sai Pratheek was honoured by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah with a cash prize for winning a silver medal at the 19th Asian Games.

Sai Pratheek (top row, third from left) with Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah (sitting, third from left)


  • Sai Pratheek’s idol is Roger Federer.
  • Pratheek is a trained drummer from the London School of Music. He plays the drums when he is feeling stressed.