Chandan Kumar Singh is an Indian lawn bowl player and teacher. He participated two times in the Asian Games and three times in the Commonwealth Games till 2022. In August 2022, he came into the limelight when he, along with his teammates, created history after winning a silver medal in the finals of the lawn bowls match at the Commonwealth Games organised in Birmingham, England.
Chandan Kumar Singh was born on Wednesday, 5 June 1985 (age 37 years; as of 2022) in Haveli Kharagpur, Bihar. His zodiac sign is Gemini. He completed his school education at Saraswati Sishu Vidhya Mandi, Ranchi. Soon after completing his school education, he joined Rajiv Gandhi College, Bhopal to pursue a graduate degree. Later, he attended Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Ranchi, India for a Master’s degree in Physical education.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Weight (approx.): 61 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Krishna Mohan Singh, and he is a retired police officer.
Chandan Kumar Singh and his father
His mother’s name is Subhadra Singh, and she is a homemaker.
Chandan Kumar Singh with his mother
He has two brothers named Gulshan Kumar Singh (an Army officer) and Rohit Singh.
Chandan Kumar Singh with his sister and brother, Gulshan Singh
Chandan Kumar Singh with Rohit Singh
He has a sister named Richa Singh.
He is not married.
Soon after completing his college studies, Chandan Kumar Singh started working as a Physical Education Teacher in a Middle School in Samdana Hathiya. In 2008, he competed for the Jharkhand team in lawn bowls and won a bronze medal in the national championships organised in Ranchi. In 2016, Chandan Kumar Singh participated in the Asian Lawn Bowls Championships in the fours event and won a gold medal. In the following year, he again competed in the same championships and bagged another gold in the triples event. In 2014 and 2018, he competed in the Commonwealth Games. In 2022, Chandan Kumar Singh and his four teammates Sunil Bahadur, Navneet Singh, and Dinesh Kumar clinched a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games organised in Birmingham in the fours event. He also competed in the men’s triples event during the same championships.
Silver medalists Sunil Bahadur, Navneet Singh, Chandan Kumar Singh (second from right), and Dinesh Kumar of India pose during Men’s Fours Lawn Bowls – medal ceremony of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
- 2022: Silver medal at Birmingham in fours
Asian Lawn Bowls Championship
- 2016: Gold medal at Brunei in fours
- 2017: Gold medal at New Delhi in triple
- According to his family members, Late Arjun Prasad Singh was his grandfather and was an Indian Army officer. His grandfather was a member of the Dhavadal party. In a media interview, his family members stated that on 15 February 1932, his grandfather hoisted the tricolour at Tarapur police station and was honoured by the local government for his contribution to society.
Father, mother, and sister of Chandan Kumar Singh
- Chandan Kumar Singh is a sports enthusiast since childhood. In a media conversation, Chandan Kumar’s father disclosed that during his school and college days, Chandan actively participated in various Kabaddi and Cricket events. However, he took interest in lawn bowls after completing his college studies.
The medals and trophies won by Chandan Kumar Singh
- Chandan Kumar Singh regularly shares pictures and videos on various social media platforms. Over 1k people follow his Facebook page. He has a Youtube channel named ‘Athlete Chandan Vlogs.’ His YouTube bio narrates that he created his YouTube channel for encouraging other athletes in their difficult situations as a motivator. In his bio, he describes himself as an athlete who is never afraid of losing. He further wrote that his channel did not encourage any entertainment material. It only narrated the beauty of life by linking Indian societies with their civilization and culture.
- Chandan Kumar Singh is a part of the Bowling Federation of India, where he takes regular training sessions in Lawn Bowls.
Chandan Kumar Singh (extreme left) along with the members of the Bowling Federation of India