|Full Name||Anup Kumar|
|Discipline||Kabaddi (Men's Division)|
|Known For||"Captained the Indian national Kabaddi team and won their record third Kabaddi World Cup in 2016"|
|Born||20 November 1983||Age||33|
|Nickname||Captain Cool : Bonus ka badshah||Hometown||Palra, Haryana, India|
|Height||181 cm / 5' 11"||Weight||80 kg / 176 lb|
Education and Family
|Father||Ransingh Yadav||Mother||Ballo Devi|
Anup Kumar's Career
Kumar was born and brought up in Palra, a village in Gurgaon district of Haryana, where he started playing Kabaddi as a pass-time during his schooldays. As his father passed in some early days when he was young, he decided to get a job and selected as a constable in CRPF. But his destiny had different plans, which took him to the Indian camp in December 2005, and he got the chance to represented India for the first time at the 2006 South Asian Games in Sri Lanka.
He was the member of India national kabaddi team that won gold medals in 2010 and 2014 Asian Games.
Then a league comes into the world, which gave another life to kabaddi players, who was even interviewed or highlighted by any media yet. It was the 2014 season (season 1) of Pro Kabaddi League when he was chosen the captain of U Mumba team, where he scored 155 raid points in 16 matches being one of the most successful raiders of Pro Kabaddi and made his team reach the final where they lost from Jaipur Pink Panthers.
While in season 2, he got the success to lead U Mumba to their maiden Pro Kabaddi title in 2015, where he finished the season with 74 raid points.
Again, in season 3, U Mumba reached to the final, but this time they lost the title by the margin of just two points from Patna Pirates.
In Pro Kabaddi League, season 4, and five, Anup Kumar was retained by U Mumba, where he became the second player to complete 400 raid points after Rahul Chaudhari.
While at the end of season five, He completed the total of 546 points in the PKL. But apart from this achievement, one of the biggest dream of his life came true when he captained the Indian Men's Kabaddi team and won their record third Kabaddi World Cup in 2016
Achievements and Awards
- Asian Games Guangzhou 2010 : Gold Medal
- Arjuna Award for Kabaddi : 2012
- Pro Kabaddi League 2014 : Most Valuable Player
- Asian Games Incheon 2014 : Gold Medal
- Pro Kabaddi League Title : 2015
- South Asian Games 2016 : Gold Medal
- Kabaddi World Cup 2016 : Winner