Sandeep Narwal is an Indian professional kabaddi player known for being a part of the Indian team winning gold at the 2016 Asian Games. He played Pro Kabaddi League representing Telegu Titans, Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan, U Mumba, Dabang Delhi, and U. P. Yoddhas.
Sandeep Narwal, also known as The Beast by his fans, was born on Monday, April 5, 1993 (age 30 years; as of 2023) in Kathura Village, Sonepat, Haryana, India. His zodiac sign is Aries. Sandeep Narwal completed his schooling at Government Senior Secondary School, Sonepat, Haryana. He further pursued his education at Dwarka Public School, Dwarka, New Delhi. He completed his graduation at the Delhi University.
Height (approx.): 5′ 11″
Weight (approx.): 78 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 42”; Waist: 34”; Biceps: 16”
Sandeep originally belongs to a lower middle class of farmers. According to him, they struggled initially to make ends meet.
Parents & Siblings
Sandeep Narwal’s father’s name is Dilbag Narwal who was a former kabaddi player and had represented India in Asian Games. His mother is a housewife.
He has two younger brothers named Sonu Narwal and Ravinder Narwal and a sister, Deepu.
Wife & Children
Sandeep Narwal is married and has a son.
Sandeep Narwal follows Hinduism.
Sandeep is a Haryanvi Jatt.
Besides being a Kabaddi player, Sandeep is also an Income Tax Inspector in Delhi.
Sandeep Narwal was selected for the Haryana state team and was further selected by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) in 2009. He was sent to Gandhinagar for further training under Jayaveer Sharma who played a major role in shaping Sandeep’s raiding performance.
Pro Kabaddi League
Sandeep Narwal began his Pro Kabaddi League career with Patna Pirates and was an essential member of the team for the first three seasons taking the team to the semifinals in Season 2 and winning the title in Season 3. Sandeep Narwal played with Telugu Titans in season 4. Telugu Titans did not make the playoff despite some inspired performances from Sandeep. In Season 5, Puneri Paltan bought him for 72.6 lakhs at the auction. He was used as a right-corner defender as well as a backup raider. Puneri Paltan retained him for Season 6 after they lost in the playoffs.
For Season 7, U Mumba bought Sandeep in the auctions for 89 lakhs.
In season 8, he played with Dabang Delhi K.C. and earned 64 total points in 24 matches.
Sandeep played season 9 with U. P. Yoddhas.
Sandeep Narwal first played for the Indian team in the Junior Asiad in 2011, where he caught the eye of several coaches due to his performances. He was part of the Indian team which won the Gold medal in the South Asian Games 2016. He was also part of the title-winning Indian team for the Kabaddi World Cup 2016 and Dubai Masters 2018. He was also part of the Indian team who won the bronze medal in the 2018 Asian Games after losing to Iran in the semifinals.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- Arjuna Award (2021)
- Best Defender of the Tournament – Season 3
- Pro Kabaddi League Title – Season 3
- 2011 Junior Asiads – Gold
- 2016 South Asian Games – Gold
- 2016 Kabaddi World Cup – Gold
- 2018 Dubai Masters – Gold
- 2018 Asian Games – Bronze
Sandeep Narwal owns Mahindra Thar and Skoda Rapid.
As of 2022, Sandeep had garnered a base salary of 30 Lakh Rupees per season in PKL.
- Players: Joginder Narwal (Kabaddi)
- Sandeep Narwal started playing kabaddi when he was only eight years old (grade 4). To improve his Kabaddi skills, Sandeep regularly played at U-14, U-17, and U-19 levels and faced tough opponents.
- He joined Kabaddi because he wanted a good job in his village so that he could contribute financially to his family. Prior to this, he used to work and help his parents on the farm.
- Besides his own family, Sandeep gives credit to his uncle Ramesh Narwal for motivating him to go for the SAI trials and choose kabaddi as his sport.
- He was coached by award-winning coaches like Jayaveer Sharma, and Jagdish Narwal for the teams like Patna Pirates (2014 – 2016), Telegu Titans (2016), Puneri Paltan (2017- 2018), U Mumba (2019), Dabang Delhi(2021), and U. P. Yoddhas (2022.)
- Sandeep has a passion for playing volleyball and has even admitted that he would skip meals rather than skip playing volleyball.
- His signature move is the ‘block’. It involves standing in front of the opponent who is trying to escape and blocking their path. This move is extremely difficult as it requires a lot of strength to stop a fast and strong raider.
- Sandeep Narwal was awarded the Best Defender of the Season in Pro Kabaddi League Season 3 while representing the Patna Pirates.
- He likes to keep himself fit by going to the gym regularly and staying active throughout the day. He also does swimming in his free time.