Further Personal Information
||Wife Jwala Gutta.
||Engineering - Potluri. V. Prasad Siddhartha Institute of Technology: Vijayawada, IND
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He started playing badminton at an early age while still in school.
|Why this sport?
||His school had a focus on sports activities which inspired him play badminton, his father was also an active badminton player.
|Name of coach
|Coach from which country?
|Awards and honours
||He was awarded the 2006 Arjuna Award from the Indian government for outstanding performance in sport, leadership, sportsmanship and leadership over the previous three years at an International level. (indianetzone.com, 14 Jan 2010)
||His wife, Jwala Gutta, is also a badminton player. She specialises in doubles. (deepwarriors.com, 01 Jul 2010)
He and his wife, Jwala Gutta, moved to Denmark hoping to improve their play. He said the decision and the initial move was difficult but it was worthwhile for his game. (The Hindu, 21 Feb 2006)
He caused some conflict with the Badminton Association of India [BAI] by not attending a training camp held by national coach Gopi Chand. He said he prefers to train on his own in India, and to travel alone to international competitions. However, he backed down on this stance and returned into the fold of Indian badminton. (India News 21 Aug 2006; in.sport.yahoo.com, 13 Aug 2006)