Career Highlights: Parupalli Kashyap is an Indian badminton player from Hyderabad. He began his career at the grassroots level in 2005 when he won the Junior National Championships. In 2006, he was chosen to represent India at the 2006 Asian Games after impressing at various tournaments. He bagged the gold at the 2008 National Games defeating then National Champion Chetan Anand. The same year, he made a mark internationally by reaching the semi-finals at the Dutch Open. He finished as the runner-up at the 2009 Senior National Championships and reached the quarter-finals of the Asian Badminton Championships held in South Korea. Internationally, 2009 was a good year for him as we won three silver medals - one each at the Thailand Open, Spanish Open and Toulouse Open. He was the runner-up at the 2010 Singapore Open Super Series. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, he won the bronze medal in the individual event and a silver in the mixed team event. In the same year, he also reached the semi-finals of the Indian Open Grand Prix in Hyderabad. In 2011, he emerged as the runner-up at the 75th Senior National Badminton Championships. Kashyap qualified for the 2012 London Olympics at this year’s Indian Super Series in New Delhi, where he reached the semi-finals and climbed up to No. 24 in the world.