PV Sindhu Becomes India’s Highest-Paid Female Athlete Earning Over ₹39 Crores A Year!


2019 has been an amazing year for shuttler PV Sindhu. She has dominated the world of Badminton like never before this year. She recently became the first-ever Indian to claim the title of World Badminton Champion.

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The face of India in international cricket, Sindhu is also the only Indian woman athlete to feature on the Forbes list of highest-paid sportswomen 2019. With total earnings of 5.5 million dollars (INR 39 Crore), she managed to grab 13th position on the list.

This makes Sindhu the highest-paid sportswoman in India. The badminton star rakes in a lump sum including the prize money, salary, bonus, and endorsements every year. Her average brand endorsement fee is reportedly about Rs 65-85 lakh per day. The fee also goes up to Rs 1.5 crore in certain cases.

Ramakrishnan R, co-founder and director of Baseline Ventures, Sindhu’s talent management firm told FE:

“At the moment, Sindhu is the highest-paid woman athlete in India and commands fees comparable to some leading cricketers.”

“We don’t want brands to suddenly get excited about Sindhu. She will choose credible and long-term partnerships that are not contingent to only her performance and wins,” he added.

Sindhu boasts a handful of big brand endorsements including a Rs 50 crore sponsorship and equipment deal with a brand. This accounts for one of the biggest endorsement deals in the Badminton world. As per a report in Forbes, Sindhu earns nearly Rs 35 crore only from brand endorsement deals annually.

PV Sindhu certainly has a long way to go and we wish her all the luck!

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