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Sanjeev Rajput is a 40yrs old Indian Shooter who changed the face of Indian Shooting. He is an Arjuna Awardee.


  • Age-40
  • Height- 179 cm
  • Weight-76 kg


Sanjeev Rajput has been honored with an Arjuna Award. 


Sanjeev Rajput was born on 5 January, 1981. His father’s name is  Kishan Lal. His father worked as a street food vendor. He completed his schooling at SD Public School Jagadhri, Haryana. At the age of eighteen, he joined the Indian Navy as a sailor.


In the year 2004, he won three Golds and silver at SAF Games, Islamabad. He won team gold in Commonwealth Shooting Championships, Melbourne in March 2005, within the 50m Rifle 3 position event.

Sanjeev won the trophy within the Men’s 50m Rifle Prone at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. He won a trophy within the 2006 Asian Games, Doha.

Sanjeev Rajput made his maiden Olympic berth after making a replacement National Record of 1170/1200 in ISSF World Cup Fort Benning, USA. He also bagged second place in Asian Shooting Championship, in Kuwait in December 2007 during a 50m rifle. At the SAGB Shooting Championship in 2009, the Indian shooter bagged 4 gold and a couple of silver followed by a team gold of air gun from the Asian Air Gun Championship in December 2009.

The year 2010 saw him claiming golden glow in 50m Rifle 3 Position event in Commonwealth Shooting Championship plus a silver in 10m air gun event. He bagged a silver in ISSF World Cup Sydney, 2010 in 10m air gun, while he won a team silver in 10m air gun in Asian Games, held in China.

Sanjeev Rajput After 2010:-

The Indian shooter made headlines after winning a trophy in World Cup, held in Changwon, Korea, and thereby becoming the third Indian to qualify for the London Olympics.

At the ISSF World Cup finals in Poland, Rajput finished at eighth position, whereas at the 34th National Games, he bagged five gold and silver. Sanjeev finished at the second position within the 50m Rifle 3 positions event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

In 2016 he won his second ISSF World Cup medal in 50 meters rifle 3 positions event at Baku, where he ended up with a silver.

At the Gold Coast CWG 2018, he won the trophy within the 50m three positions event. within the 2018 Asian Games, he won a silver in the men’s 50 meters rifle 3 positions category.

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