Deepak Niwas Hooda better known as Deepak Hooda is a well-known Kabaddi player from India. He is very popular for his raiding style in Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). Deepak is considered among the players with the best fitness.
He was part of the team that won the World Cup in 2016. When India defeated Iran in the final and won the title of world champion. Deepak made his debut in the Indian Kabaddi team in 2016 during the South Asian Games. Earlier he started playing in Pro Kabaddi League.
Hooda has also been a player of the Haryana team. He won the gold medal in the senior national level tournament in Patna in the year 2014. He is now the captain of the Indian Kabaddi team and apart from this, he is also one of the best players in the Pro Kabaddi League.
He made his Pro Kabaddi League debut in the year 2014 with Telugu Titans. Deepak currently plays for Jaipur Pink Panthers in the Pro Kabaddi League and captains the team. He was bought by the Jaipur Pink Panthers team in Pro Kabaddi League in 2018 for 1 crore 15 lakhs.
Deepak Niwas Hooda was born on 10 June 1994 in the village Chamaria, district Rohtak, Haryana. His father Ramniwas Hooda was a poor farmer and his mother was a housewife. His mother also died in the year 1998 when he was just four years old. After which Deepak’s father and sister raised him. His father also died when he was in 12th standard.
And then he was forced to leave his schooling and work as a teacher to earn bread for himself and his sister. He would teach children in school in the morning and go to the village to play kabaddi in the evening. When Deepak was struggling with his difficult times, one day Narendra Hooda from the same village posted in Haryana Police advised him to play Kabaddi.
Following Narendra’s advice, Deepak started playing Kabaddi in 2009 and within a few days, he developed a passion for Kabaddi. He started going to Kabaddi coach Jagmal Narwal, about 30 km from his village, to learn the nuances of Kabaddi. There coach Jagmal Narwal nurtured his talent for almost a year and worked on improving his technique.
After the financial situation was fine, he first completed his 12th standard which was left incomplete after his father’s death, and then completed his graduation. Along with his studies, Deepak also started playing in the Kabaddi team of his college. Deepak played in the All-India University Tournament and gained the gold medal, afterward, Deepak gave his full time to Kabaddi. Indian Kabaddi team captain Deepak Hooda married international boxer Saweety Boora.
Bhim Awardee Sweety is a resident of Sector-4, Hisar. Basically, she is a resident of the surrounding village. The two had their first meeting in 2015 at a marathon in Rohtak. in which they became acquainted. The conversation on the phone increased. Sweety liked Deepak’s behavior and his game. Deepak proposes to Saweety for marriage. After the consent of the family, both of them decided to marry each other.
Deepak Niwas Hooda Bio
|Full Name||Deepak Niwas Hooda|
|Debut||Pro Kabaddi Season 1 (2014)|
|Jersey Number||#5 (Jaipur Pink Panther)|
#8 (Puneri Paltan)
|Team||Telugu Titans (Seasons 1, 2)|
Puneri Paltan (Seasons 3, 4, 5)
Jaipur Pink Panthers (Seasons 6, 7)
|Nature On Field||Aggressive|
|Signature Move||Telugu Titans (Season 1, 2)|
Puneri Paltan (Seasons 3, 4, 5)
Jaipur Pink Panthers (Season 6, 7)
|Date of Birth (DOB)||10 June 1994 (Friday)|
|Age (As of 2023)||29 Years|
|Birthplace||Chamaria, district Rohtak, Haryana|
|Hometown||Chamaria, district Rohtak, Haryana|
|Hobbies||Travelling, Gymming, Hanging Out|
|Height (approx.)||175 (in centimeters)|
1.75 (in meters)
5′ 9″ (in feet & inches)
|Weight (approx.)||80 (in kilograms)|
176 lbs (in pounds)
|Body Measurements (approx.)||Chest- 42 Inches|
Waist- 32 Inches
Biceps- 14 Inches
Family & Wife
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Saweety Boora (Boxer)|
|Wife/Spouse||Saweety Boora (Boxer)|
|Marriage Date||7 July 2022 (Thursday)|
|Father||Ramniwas Hooda (Was Poor Farmer)|
|Mother||Name Not Known (Was Housewife)|
|Sister||Name Not Known|
|Salary/Income (approx.)||₹11,500,000 in 2019, Jaipur Pink Panthers|
Total PKL income ₹ 32,460,000
|Net Worth (approx.)||INR 16.9 Crore|
Social Media Info
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After winning the gold medal in the All India University Tournament, Deepak worked harder to pursue his career in Kabaddi and in 2014, with his exceptional talent, Deepak entered the Haryana Kabaddi team and played at the senior national level in Patna. Won gold medal in the tournament. In the year 2014, Hooda made his debut in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL).
He is a familiar face in all the seasons of the Pro Kabaddi League from the beginning till the latest season. Deepak Niwas Hooda made a stellar debut for India. In the year 2016, Deepak was part of the vibrant national team that gained the gold medal at the South Asian Games held in Guwahati.
In the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup, which was held in Ahmedabad, Deepak was made a part of the Indian national kabaddi team, and Deepak contributed significantly to the Indian kabaddi team by playing the role of an all-rounder. Due to this, the Indian national team managed to win the gold medal in the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup. Later, in 2017, Deepak participated in the Asian Kabaddi Championship held at Gorgan and won the gold medal.
In 2018, he participated in the Asian Games held in Jakarta and won a bronze medal. In the same year, he also won the gold medal in the 2018 Dubai Kabaddi Masters. He was handed over the captaincy for the 2019 South Asian Games and successfully led the team to a gold medal. It was his second gold medal in the tournament and first as captain. Deepak made his debut in Pro Kabaddi League in 2014.
He was the second costliest player in the 2014 Pro Kabaddi League when he was bought by Telugu Titans for ₹12.6 Lakhs. After playing the first, second, and third seasons for Telugu Titans, he played his fourth and fifth seasons for ‘Puneri Paltan’ and now played for Jaipur Pink Panthers for the sixth and seventh seasons.
Some Interesting Facts About Deepak Niwas Hooda
- Deepak Niwas Hooda, a famous Kabaddi player from India, won gold medals in the 2016 South Asian Games, the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup, and the 2018 Dubai Kabaddi Masters and gained a bronze medal in the 2018 Asian Games.
- Kabaddi Player Deepak Hooda is one of the fittest Kabaddi players in the world.
- He considers fitness as the topmost priority and explores new techniques to keep himself fit.
- Deepak considers his problems as his inspiration. He had said that if there were no problems in his life, he would not have worked so hard to reach the top.
- In terms of match performances, Hooda is known for his raiding skills, agility, and leadership abilities.
- Deepak won the Best Raider award at the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup, and he has been recognized as one of the best all-rounders in the game.
- Deepak ranked fourth in terms of total raid points in Pro Kabaddi League history with a total of 1020 raid points in 157 matches.