Shankar Gadai is an Indian Kabaddi player who got into the limelight for playing as an all-rounder in the left corner for the team Telugu Titans in the tenth season of the Pro Kabaddi League held in 2023 at Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Shankar Gadai was born as ‘Shankar Bhimraj Gadai’ Telugu Titans on Friday, 3 October 1997 (age 26 years; as of 2024) in Maharashtra, India. His zodiac sign is Libra. Shankar attended the Jijamata College Of Science And Arts, Bhende, Dnyneshwarnagar, Maharashtra.
Height (approx.): 6′ 1″
Weight (approx.): 85 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 36″, Waist: 32″, Biceps: 14″
Parents & Siblings
Shankar Gadai’s parents are daily wagers and they harvest sugarcane. He has an elder brother named Dnyaneshwar Gadai.
Shankar Gadai is unmarried.
Shankar Gadai follows Hinduism.
Shankar Gadai has been part of various kabaddi tournaments on a district level and the districts that he has represented include Ahmednagar, Palghar, and Gondia. In 2022, Shankar took part and represented the Maharashtra team in the 36th National Games of India, which were held in the state of Gujarat. He was the captain of the team during the entire tournament and won the silver medal in the finals. Followed by the 70th Senior Men’s & Women’s Maharashtra State Kabaddi Championship in which he represented district Ahmednagar and also won the ‘Top Performer of the Tournament Award.’
In the same year, he represented the Maharashtra team in the 69th Senior National Kabaddi Championship and won the silver medal in the tournament. In 2022, Shankar Gadai was picked by the team ‘Gujarat Giants’ for 30.30 Lac rupees for the ninth season of the Pro Kabaddi League. He played a total of 20 matches in the tournament and had an overall tackle strike rate of 32% and a raid strike rate of 36%.
In 2023, Shankar Gadai participated in the 37th National Games in which he represented the Maharashtra team which won the bronze medal in the tournament finals.
Shankar Gadai was picked by a kabaddi team based out of Vishakapatnam and Hyderabad named ‘Telugu Titans’ for 13 Lac rupees for the 10th season of the Pro Kabaddi League, held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. In the overall tournament, he had an average strike rate of 37.5% and an average out rate of 42.86%.
Shankar Gadai owns a Royal Enfield Bullet.
- No one in Shankar’s family was well-educated and all belonged to the labour class. Shankar wanted to study more and also play Kabaddi. Even though he started playing kabaddi in childhood; however, after he completed his 7th standard, he started going to the Kabaddi Academy located in his village and that’s how he became professional. Eventually, he started funding his own studies and got admission into a college.
- He used to work at the farms while learning kabaddi side by side. Shankar used to get free from the farm at 5 in the evening and then go for his practices. He used to earn Rs 300 a day while working as a labourer in the sugarcane fields.