Shri Pankaj Arjan Advani

About Me:

  • Name:

    Shri Pankaj Arjan Advani

  • Category:

    Sports and Advanture

  • Award:

    Padma Shri (2009), Padma Bhushan (2018), Arjuna Award (2004), Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2006),

  • Area:

    Indian Billiards and Snooker Player.


Education: He received his education at the Frank Anthony Public School, Bangalore and completed his bachelor's degree in Commerce from Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College.

Biography: Pankaj Advani was born on 24 July 1985 to a Sindhi family in Pune, India. Advani spent his initial years in Kuwait before moving to Bangalore, IndiaAt the age of 10 his acumen for snooker came to the notice of Arvind Savur after being introduced to the sport by his elder brother Dr. Shree Advani, a noted Sport & Performance Psychologist. He won his first ever title at the age of 11 and went on to set several records at the state and national levels. In the year 2000 he won his first Indian Junior Billiards Championship title and then went on to win it again in 2001 and 2003. In 2003 he not only won the Indian Junior Snooker and Billiards Championship, he also won the senior snooker champions which made him the youngest National Snooker champion at age 17.

He received training in snooker from former national Snooker champion Arvind Savur.