Atanu Das Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Atanu Das

Atanu Das is an Indian Archer, who represents India at recurve men’s individual and team events. In 2020, he received the Arjuna Award in archery.

Wiki/Biography

Atanu Das was born on Sunday, 5 April 1992 (age 31 years; as of 2023) in Baranagar, West Bengal, India. His zodiac sign is Aries. From 1997 to 2009, he did his schooling at Baranagar Narendranath Vidyamandir, Baranagar, West Bengal. He did a BA (Hons) at Vinayaka Mission University in Salem, Tamil Nadu. [1]The Indian Express At the age of 14, he started his coaching in archery under the Indian coach Mithu Da. In 2008, he enrolled in Tata Archery Academy where he trained under the Korean coach Lim Chae Wong.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 7″

Weight (approx.): 60 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Brown

Atanu Das

Family

He belongs to a Bengali Hindu family.

Parents & Siblings

His father’s name is Amit Das, and his mother’s name is Arati Das. His sister’s name is Shreya Dey.

Atanu Das with his wife and parents

Atanu Das with his wife and parents

Husband & Children

While he was training at Tata Academy in Jamshedpur, he met the Indian archer Deepika Kumari. Initially, they did not talk to each other due to the language barrier. Gradually, they started talking to each other and became good friends. In 2017, after they lost World Championships in Mexico City, they started connecting emotionally, and soon, fell in love with each other.

Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari

Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari

In 2018, the couple got engaged. On 30 June 2020, the couple got married in Morabadi in Ranchi in a private ceremony as per the COVID-19 pandemic guidelines.

Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari's wedding photo

Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari’s wedding photo

The couple has a daughter.

Atanu Das with his daughter

Atanu Das with his daughter

Career

In his teens, he started participating in various domestic archery matches. In 2008, he made his international debut in archery. His career’s turning point was in 2013 when he won a bronze at the World Cup in Columbia along with the Indian archer Deepika Kumari. He has participated in various archery matches like Outdoor Archery Summer Olympic Games, Archery World Cup, Asian Games, Asian Outdoor Championships, National Games, Olympics, and Junior National Archery Championships.

Atanu Das in Archery World Cup 2023

Atanu Das in Archery World Cup 2023

He represented India at the Rio Olympics in the Recurve Men’s Individual Event in 2016. His handedness in the game is right. His coaches are Mithu Da, Lim Chae Wong, and Juan Carlos Holgado. Atanu Das has been working at the Bharat Petroleum Sports Promotion Board in Kolkata for a few years.

Medals

Gold

  • 2010: Recurve Boys’ Team at 33rd Junior National Archery Championships
  • 2011: Recurve Mixed Team at 3rd Asian Grand Prix
  • 2011: Recurve Men’s Individual at 3rd Asian Grand Prix
  • 2011: Recurve Men’s Team at 34th National Games
  • 2017: Individual Event at Indoor Archery World Cup
  • 2021: Individual Event at Archery World Cup
  • 2021: Mixed Team Event at Archery World Cup

    Atanu Das with mixed team gold at Archery World Cup

    Atanu Das with mixed team gold at the Archery World Cup

  • 2022: Individual Event at National Games

Silver

  • 2011: Recurve Junior Men’s Team Men at Youth World Championship
  • 2011: Team Event at World Archery Youth Championships
  • 2014: Team Event at Archery World Cup
  • 2014: Recurve Men’s Individual at Senior National Archery Championships
  • 2016: Team Event at World Cup
  • 2017: Team Event at Asian Outdoor Championships
  • 2019: Team Event at World Archery Youth Championships
  • 2022: Team Event at Asian Games

    Atanu Das in Asian Games 2022

    Atanu Das in Asian Games 2022

  • 2023: Team Event at Archery World Cup

Bronze

  • 2011: Recurve Men’s Team at 3rd Asian Grand Prix
  • 2011: Recurve Men’s Team at 31st Sahara Senior National Archery Championships
  • 2013: Recurve Men’s Team at Asian Archery Grand Prix
  • 2013: Recurve Mixed Team at Asian Archery Grand Prix
  • 2013: Recurve Men’s Individual at Asian Archery Grand Prix
  • 2013: Team Event at Archery World Cup
  • 2014: Team Event at Archery World Cup
  • 2016: Team Event at Archery World Cup
  • 2019: Individual Event at Asian Outdoor Championships
  • 2019: Team Event at Asian Outdoor Championships
  • 2021: Team Event at Archery World Cup
  • 2023: Team Event at Archery World Cup

    Atanu Das with his bronze medal at Archery World Cup

    Atanu Das with his bronze medal at Archery World Cup

Awards

  • 2020: Arjuna Award

    Atanu Das with his Arjuna Award

    Atanu Das with his Arjuna Award

  • 2021: The Times of India TOISA Archer of the Year

Car Collection

  • Mercedes

    Atanu Das and his car

    Atanu Das and his car

Tattoo

He has big tattoos (including Olympic rings) inked on both his arms.

Atanu Das' tattoos

Atanu Das’ tattoos

Facts/Trivia

  • In an interview, he shared that when he used to practice archery in his teens, people used to mock him and compare him to various mythological characters like Arjuna and Karna.
  • His hobbies are travelling and collecting stamps.

    Atanu Das during his vacation

    Atanu Das during his vacation

  • He loves sneakers and has a huge collection of them.

 

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  • He is an avid dog lover and has a pet dog named GSD.

    Atanu Das and his pet dog

    Atanu Das and his pet dog

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