Maninder Singh, an Indian Kabaddi player, is known for playing in the Pro Kabaddi League teams, Bengal Warriors, and Jaipur Pink Panthers teams.
Maninder Singh, also known as Mani, Maninder Singh – Instagram was born on Wednesday, January 31, 1990 (33 years; as of 2023), in Dasuya, Punjab, India. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. He finished his studies at Khalsa College and Guru Nanak Dev College in Amritsar. Maninder’s Kabaddi journey began in school, and he pursued it seriously by joining the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Kabaddi Club, where he received professional training from experienced coaches like Hanumat Singh.
Height (approx.): 6′ 0″
Weight (approx.): 75 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 42”; Waist: 34”; Biceps: 14”
Parents & Siblings
Maninder’s father is Gurdip Singh, and his mother’s name is Jasvir Kaur.
Additionally, he has two older sisters, both of whom are married.
Wife & Children
Maninder Singh married Simran Kaur Pannu on Friday, 1 Dec 2017 and the couple has a daughter, Gurneet (b. November 13, 2019.)
He works in Punjab Police in Jalandhar, Punjab, and plays for Punjab at the Senior Nationals.
Pro Kabaddi League
Maninder Singh debuted in the Pro Kabaddi League career in 2014 playing for Jaipur Pink Panthers where they won the inaugural title of the Pro Kabaddi League. Maninder was the best raider of the season with 130 raid points in just 16 matches. He missed the following three seasons because he was injured and had to take a break from the Pro Kabaddi League.
In Season 5, he played with Bengal Warriors. He scored 190 raid points in the comeback season. Maninder was retained by Bengal Warriors because of his enigmatic performance in season 5. Maninder Singh played Seasons 6,7, and 8 with Bengal Warriors.
In season 7, the team didn’t keep PO Surjeet Singh as their leader, even though he had been the captain for the past two seasons. Instead, they chose Maninder as their new captain. During a match against Patna Pirates, Maninder became the second fastest raider, just behind Pardeep Narwal. Despite Maninder not playing in one match, Bengal Warriors still won their first PKL title by defeating Dabang Delhi in The Arena. In the 2021-22 Pro Kabaddi League season 8, Maninder was again selected as the captain of the Bengal Warriors. In a match against U Mumba, he achieved something special by scoring 17 raid points, contributing 100% of the raid points for his team alone. Bengal Warriors retained Maninder as their captain in season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League.
In 2017, Maninder joined the Indian Kabaddi team, and they won a gold medal in the Asian Kabaddi Championship.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- 2010 Asian Beach Games, Muscat – Gold
- 2017 Asian Kabaddi Championship – Gold
Maninder Singh owns Jawa.
Maninder Singh owns Toyota Land Cruiser, Mahindra Scorpio, and Maruti Suzuki Swift.
Maninder has an inscription of his nickname, ‘Mani,’ boldly inked on his arm.
Tribal Tattoo on Ankle
Near his ankle, Maninder proudly displays a tribal tattoo design.
Tribal Tattoo on Arm
Similarly, on his arms, he bears the same tribal tattoo design.
On his thigh, there is a beautiful peacock tattoo.
Quotation on Bicep
His bicep carries an inspiring quote that reads, ‘Believe in yourself, and you will be unstoppable.’
Jersey Number Tattoo
Near his elbow, Maninder has his jersey number, ’09,’ accompanied by the word ‘Punjab’ written in Gurmukhi script within the map of Punjab.
Daughter’s Name on Arm
In a heartfelt tribute, he has his daughter’s name, ‘Gurmeet,’ tattooed on his arm, adorned with the words ‘Love You Forever’ above it.
Mandeep not only has his daughter’s name but also his parents’ names inked on the same location.
Tiger on Calves
A large, black, and grey-shaded tiger with striking red eyes symbolizes strength and courage, displayed on his calves.
Jaguar on his Arms
A majestic jaguar graces his upper arm with an impressive tattoo.
Clock with Roman Numerals
Lastly, on the upper side of his arm, Maninder showcases a clock-like object featuring Roman numerals.
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- Maninder’s father, who played Kabaddi, taught him how to play the game. He started by playing a type of Kabaddi called ‘Circle Kabaddi’ in his village, a game many people play in Punjab and Haryana. A coach from the Punjab Police, Paramjit Singh, then helped him learn more. This made him want to play Kabaddi as a job.
- The highlight of his career was when the Jaipur Pink Panthers asked him to try out for their team. He took a bus from his village to attend the trials.
- In the first season of the Pro Kabaddi League, Maninder Singh scored 130 points in 16 games. No one from his team, the Jaipur Pink Panthers, scored more points than that in that season.
- In an interview, Maninder revealed that he thinks that Anup Kumar and Surjeet Singh are better team captains than he is.
- Besides playing Kabaddi, Maninder Singh also posts on his social media for companies that sell health supplements, like Fuel One, and other groups like Vision 11, to help them advertise their products.
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- Maninder Singh couldn’t play in the final game of season 7 of the Pro Kabaddi League because he hurt his shoulder. The Hindu
- Maninder Singh and Ran Singh, another Kabaddi player, are really good friends. They used to play together for the Jaipur Pink Panthers and Bengal Warriors teams and even shared a room. They also worked together as police officers in Punjab, but then Ran left that job.
- When they aren’t busy, Maninder and Ran like to play volleyball.
- Maninder got tattoos because he looked up to Ran Singh and wanted to be like him.
- In an interview, Maninder said that if he didn’t play kabaddi, he would want to take pictures as a photographer.
- Maninder can do a special exercise called mountain climbers really fast — 20 of them in just 5 seconds!
- Maninder Singh has a pet dog that he loves deeply. Its name is Max.
- He made a record in the Pro Kabaddi League by scoring 500 points quicker than anyone else, in only 56 games.
- Maninder Singh likes to go swimming and exercise at the gym to keep himself fit.
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