B. Sumeeth Reddy Wiki, Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Sumeeth Reddy is an Indian badminton player and inspector at the Income Tax Department, who mainly participates in men’s doubles and mixed doubles categories.

Wiki/Biography

B. Sumeeth Reddy aka Buss Sumeeth Reddy [1] was born on Thursday, 26 September 1991 (age 31 years; as of 2022) in Gungal Village, Ranga Reddy, Telangana. His zodiac sign is Libra.

B. Sumeeth Reddy’s childhood picture

He did his schooling at All Saints’ High School, Hyderabad. He then attended Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana. [2] In childhood, his father started Sumeeth’s training in badminton. His father was also an athlete, and he wanted Sumeeth to make a career in sports. In 2001, on his father’s advice, Sumeeth joined a badminton training centre in Hyderabad. Subsequently, he started participating in various inter-school badminton competitions.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6’

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Family

Parents & Siblings

His father, Bhaskar Reddy, is a physical education teacher. His mother’s name is Nirmala Reddy. He has a brother named Srikanth Reddy.

B. Sumeeth Reddy with his parents

B. Sumeeth Reddy’s brother

Wife & Children

At the age of 10, Sumeeth met Sikki for the first time at a badminton summer cap. Initially, they became friends, and soon, fell in love with each other.

B. Sumeeth Reddy and his wife

On 23 February 2019, Sumeeth got married to N. Sikki Reddy, who is also a badminton player. In an interview, Sikki shared how he met Sumeeth. He said,

I was in class VIII and he was in class X. Even my parents found out about it. But when I rejected his proposal, he stopped talking to me. Later, when I suffered an injury, he started talking to me again. His concern for me through that trying phase was what attracted me to him. He continued to propose but I still took my time. Eventually, he stopped answering my calls and started hanging out with other girls, and to be frank, that made me very jealous (smiles). I finally accepted his proposal when I was in graduation.”

B. Sumeeth Reddy’s wedding picture

Career

In 2007, he participated in the Asian Junior Championships in the men’s singles category. He then participated in various badminton championships. In 2012, he was selected to participate in China Super Series single category, but due to his medical condition, he was shifted to the doubles category. He was then partnered with the Indian badminton player T. Hema Nagendra Babu, but the partnership did not work well. In 2013, he was partnered with the Indian badminton player Manu Attri, and they performed well in their first match.

B. Sumeeth Reddy in one of his matches

The duo then participated in various badminton tournaments. Some of the major badminton tournaments in which Sumeeth participated include:

  • Jaypee Cup Syed Modi Memorial India Grand Prix 2009
  • India Grand Prix 2010
  • Onex – Sunrise Syed Modi Memorial India Open Grand Prix Gold 2011
  • Tata Open India International Challenge 2011
  • Bahrain International Challenge 2011
  • Shaheed Dr. K. L. Garg – Syed Modi International India GPG 2012
  • Kumpoo Macau Open Badminton Grand Prix Gold 2012
  • Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open 2013
  • Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open 2014
  • 2015 K&D Graphics/Yonex Grand Prix
  • Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open 2016
  • Rio Summer Olympics 2016
  • Tata Open India International Challenge 2017
  • Syed Modi International Badminton Championships 2018
  • Infosys Foundation – India International Challenge 2019
  • Totalenergies BWF World Championships 2021
  • Daihatsu Indonesia Masters 2021
  • Korea Open Badminton Championships 2022
  • Odisha Open 2022
  • Commonwealth Games 2022

In 2013, Sumeeth was appointed by the Department of Income Tax, Hyderabad, as an Income Tax Inspector.

Medals

Gold

  • 2013: Tata Open India International with partner Manu Attri (men’s doubles)
  • 2014: Tata Open India International with partner Manu Attri (men’s doubles)
  • 2015: Mexico City Grand Prix with partner Manu Attri (men’s doubles)
  • 2015: Lagos International with partner Manu Attri (men’s doubles)
  • 2015: Belgian International with partner Manu Attri (men’s doubles)
  • 2016: Multipurpose Hall SAI–SAG Centre, Shillong, with partner Manu Attri (men’s doubles)
  • 2016: Canada Open with partner Manu Attri (men’s doubles)
  • 2017: Lagos International with partner Manu Attri (men’s doubles)
  • 2018: Lagos International with partner Manu Attri (men’s doubles)
  • 2018: Tata Open India International with partner Arjun M.R. (men’s doubles)
  • 2019: Nepal International with partner Manu Attri (men’s doubles)
  • 2019: India International with partner Manu Attri (men’s doubles)

Silver

  • 2009: Iran Fajr International (men’s singles)
  • 2014: Sri Lanka International with partner Manu Attri (men’s doubles)
  • 2015: U.S. Open with partner Manu Attri (men’s doubles)
  • 2015: Prague Open with partner Manu Attri (men’s doubles)
  • 2015: Bulgarian International Championship with partner Manu Attri (men’s doubles)
  • 2015: Guatemala International with partner Manu Attri (men’s doubles)
  • 2015: Dutch Open with partner Manu Attri (men’s doubles)
  • 2016: Peru International with partner Manu Attri (men’s doubles)
  • 2017: Syed Modi International with partner Ashwini Ponnappa (mixed doubles)

    B. Sumeeth Reddy on winning a gold medal

    A collage of ‘B. Sumeeth Reddy on winning medals

Facts/Trivia

  • His coach is Gujjula Sudhakar Reddy.
  • His handedness in the game is right.
  • Sumeeth follows a non-vegetarian diet. [3]
  • In 2011, he suffered a major back injury, and the doctors detected spinal bone degeneration in Sumeeth. He was advised bed rest for three weeks by the doctors. In an interview, while talking about it, he said,

    It was 2010-2011, I was a top 5 Indian player in men’s singles. One day there was discomfort in my back and it turned out that there were air bubble gaps in the bones of my spinal cord. I was told to quit sports. I consulted around 10 doctors but none could give me a solution. I was bedridden for around 20 days. Even to go to the washroom, I had to take support and there were fears of lower body paralysis but I was not ready to quit. After a few weeks, I started to try out things. Each day I tried a new way. I tried ayurvedic and everything possible and slowly figured out a way. Ultimately rehab, exercise and following a strict regime helped. I had to give up singles but after 3-4 years, I felt I was getting better.”

  • In an interview, B. Sumeeth Reddy shared that his idols were his father and the badminton players Pullela Gopichand and Lin Dan. He further shared that his toughest competitor was China’s badminton player Cai Yun.