Sushil Kumar Solanki, born on 26th of May 1983, is an Indian wrestler who was born in a small village of Najafgarh in Delhi and now he has become a famous name amongst Indians. He became a household name after winning the bronze in 2008 Beijing Olympics. He started to wrestle at the age of 14.
Starting his career at the age of 14, Sushil was always interested in becoming the wrestler. He was inspired by his cousin and his father to become the wrestler that he is today. Making a long way from the dusty roads of Najafgarh, Sushil Kumar led the Indian contingent in the 2012 London Olympics. At the age of 15, he won a gold medal in World Cadet Games.
Even after being financially weak, his family used to send him tins of ghee, cans of milk and cooked vegetables when he was staying and practising in the Chhatrasal Stadium. He is a gentleman and we know this because, in the year 2012, he refused to appear in a surrogate ad for a liquor brand believing that it would send out a wrong message to the youth and audience.
He started wrestling at the age of 14. His father was a wrestler too but also a D. T. C. Bus driver. Sushil Kumar is currently employed at the Indian Railway as an Assistant Commercial Manager.
He is the first person to get two Olympic medals for Independent India. Even after being a wrestler, Sushil does not eat non-vegetarian food and has also campaigned for PETA's go vegetarian campaign.
He has won two bronze, silver and gold in the Asian Championship.