Lucky Sharma is an Indian Kabaddi player and army personnel. He became famous after he became the first player from Jammu & Kashmir to get a Pro Kabaddi League contract in 2022 with Jaipur Pink Panthers.
Lucky Sharma was born on Saturday, 10 August 1996 (age 27 years; as of 2023) in the village Pouni Chak, Jammu & Kashmir. In class 6, Lucky started playing Kabaddi. With the help of his childhood Kabaddi coaches childhood coaches Ajay Sharma and Sanjay Sharma, Lucky improved his skills. Lucky played on the ground of his local village club named Baba Jitto Club. Like every kid in his village, he also aspired to be a cricketer but due to lack of financial backup, he started playing kabaddi.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 36 inches; Waist: 34 inches; Biceps: 12 inches
Parents & Siblings
Lucky Sharma’s father, Bishan Lal Sharma, is a driver, and his mother, Tripta Devi, is a homemaker. Lucky has two brothers, Varun Sharma, and Kannu Sharma and a sister, Geetu Sharma who is a makeup artist.
Wife & Children
Lucky Sharma is unmarried.
Lucky Sharma follows Hinduism.
At the age of 18, Lucky Sharma joined the Indian army. The first year was all about training and according to Lucky, he stopped playing Kabaddi completely. After 2 years, he played Kabaddi during an inter-services tournament. Because of his performance in the inter-services tournament, he was selected for the services team at the National level. In 2023, he was a part of the Indian army team which won gold at the 37th National Games held in Goa.
Pro Kabaddi League
In 2022, along with many other players from Jammu & Kashmir, Lucky Sharma was put into the Pro Kabaddi League auction. He was selected at a price of Rs. 10 Lakhs by Jaipur Pink Panthers which is owned by Bollywood actor, Abhishek Bachchan. Lucky Sharma is a right-corner defender. During the 9th season, he played a total of fifteen matches. He maintained a tackle strike rate of 61% and earned 11 points overall.
Lucky Sharma won many titles during season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League including Game Changer of the Match and Moment of the Match. In 2023, Lucky was retained by Jaipur Pink Panthers to play in the Pro Kabaddi League for Rs. 13 Lakhs. Instagram – Lucky Sharma
- In December 2022, he won the 3rd Position at the All India Kabaddi Tournament in Goregaon.
- In December 2023, he won a gold medal at the Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 09.
- In January 2023, he won the title of Best defender at the All India Kabaddi tournament in Karnataka.
- In March 2023, he won a gold medal at the 49th Inter Services Kabaddi Championship.
- In April 2023, he won a silver medal at the All India Open Kabaddi Tournament in Satna, Madhya Pradesh.
- In September 2023, he won a gold medal at the 50th Inter Services Kabaddi Championship.
- In November 2023, he won a gold Medal at the 37th National Games in Goa.
- In an interview, Lucky Sharma revealed that he did not inform his family about the Pro Kabaddi League audition as he was not sure about it and said,
I was at home with a few of my friends, but I did not inform my family about the auction. You always have the doubts, koi lega ya nahin lega (whether someone will pick you or not). I could not even watch it as I started praying when my name came up. As soon as it was confirmed that I will play for Jaipur, I ran to my parents and informed everyone that I have been bought by a PKL team.” Quint
He also talked about it was like fulfilling two dreams at once as he would get a chance to meet Abhishek Bachchan and said,
I was over the moon when Jaipur Pink Panthers bought me. Abhishek Bachchan itne bade superstar hai, unse milna kaafi badi baat hai. Abhi kal hi mulaqaat hua hai ji. (Abhishek Bachchan is a superstar, it is a big thing for me to meet him. I met him just yesterday)”