Sandeep Singh

The star of Indian hockey and the inspiration behind the film 'Soorma'


Sandeep Singh is known worldwide as one of the best drag-flickers; he is the ex-captain of the Indian Hockey National Team. He features as a fullback and is a penalty corner specialist for his team.

At 16 goals, Sandeep was the leading goal-scorer in the qualifying tournament for the 2012 London Olympics.

Singh got severely injured in August 2006 due to an accidental gunshot in the Shatabdi Express while he was on his way to join the national hockey team to leave for the World Cup. This accident almost caused paralysis and left him in a wheelchair for over a year. He did not lose faith and made a quick recovery.

He re-joined the Indian team for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in 2008, where he became the top scorer and played for the 2010 World Cup. He won the 'Man of the Tournament Award' for scoring the most number of goals.

The star of Indian hockey, he was the inspiration behind the critically-acclaimed film 'Soorma' (2018) starring Diljit Singh Dosanjh.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

The recipient of the Arjuna Award in 2010, he came to be known as ‘Flicker Singh’ for having the best speed in the world in Drag Flick. He received a Silver medal at the CommonWealth Games in 2010. 

Why Sandeep Singh ?

Sandeep Singh, from being a paralytic to leading India in the 2012 Summer Olympics, his journey brings to the fore an incredible tale of courage and perseverance.

As a speaker, Sandeep speaks about his “greatest comeback story” that teaches us to never give up on our dreams in the face of adversity.

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