Shivam Thakur is an Indian pistol shooter and former cricketer. He has played cricket in Under-11 and Under-16 teams from Delhi.
Shivam Thakur was born on Friday, 29 November 2002 (age 20 years; as of 2021) in Noida. His hometown is in Bihar. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He has completed his class 12 from an open school.
Height (approx.): 160 cm
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Body Type: Slim
Sexual Orientation: Straight
He was born in a middle-class family from Bihar.
Parents & Siblings
His father, Arun Thakur, is a businessman and owns a shop in Noida. His mother’s name is Mamta Thakur, and his sister’s name is Dr. Aarti Thakur.
In 2012, while he was in school, he started practising cricket. He started as a gully cricketer and went on to become the fastest bowler in his school Sardar Patel School’s cricket team. He then became the vice-captain of his school cricket team. Shivam then joined Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Delhi for his further training. He was selected Under-11 cricket team from Delhi, and he went on to participate in the Under-16 cricket team from 2013 to 2014. After a ligament tear in 2015, he quit playing cricket and his dream of playing for the Indian cricket team was shattered. He then decided to start SDAF-School Games and Activity Development Foundation to support and motivate budding athletes in pursuing their careers in sports. SDGAF is a non-profit organisation that works for the up-gradation of students in the field of sports. Later, the organisation was recognised by TAFISA, IAKS, and ICSSPE. He has been associated with various sports federations at the national and international levels. He has helped many children in achieving their goals in sports. Later, Shivam developed an interest in pistol shooting and bagged his first international award in shooting in Bangladesh.
Even after facing various difficulties in his career, he continued his hard work. He believes,
It’s not wanting to win that makes you a winner, it is refusing to fail.”
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- Student Ratna Award
- International Croma Award
- Youth Award
- Voda Award
- November 2016: State Silver Medal, Youth award
- December 2016: Voda Award
- March 2017: Star player, federation cup gold medal,
- February 2018: India star players, International Award, Nepal international gold medal
- March: Nehru Sports Award
- April 2018: Student player award
- August 2018: International Croma award
- November 2018: National gold medallist
- December 2018: International awarded by SGADF
- February 2019: youth award by IYSA
- March 2019: NCR sports award
- May 2019: Star of Day Award
- September 2019: International identity sports award
- June 2019: conference player of the year
- February 2022: International (Gold in Single & Silver in Group) Medal in Indo Malaysia International Championship
- January 2020: Fair Player award of the year 2019
- Founder of School Games and Activity Development Foundation of Bhutani Group
- Board Member and National Member at many sports bodies and foundations
- Cricketer: Sachin Tendulkar
- Actor: Akshay Kumar
- Sport: Cricket
- Colour: Blue
- Travel Destination: Uttarakhand
He owns assets worth Rs. 5 million, and his net worth is Rs. 2 million approximately.
- His family and friends lovingly call him Golu.
- As of 2021, he has around 17K followers on his Facebook account, 1K followers on Twitter, and 777K followers on his Instagram account.
- His hobbies include playing various games.
- He is well-versed in various languages like Hindi, English, Punjabi, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, and Haryanvi.
- His favourite quote is,
An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.”