Basketball Couples in India is a surprisingly long list. Here is a list of all married basketball couples in India from different parts of the country.

  1. Prashanti Singh & Trideep Rai
    • Both are highly respected international basketball players from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Prashanti Singh is the only Indian basketball player (male or female) to be conferred both the Arjuna Award & Padma Shri
  2. Jayasankar Menon & Prasanna Jayasankar
    • Another celebrated international basketball couple originally hailing from Kerala
  3. Sruthi Menon & Arvind Arumugam
    • Both internationals. Sruthi is a Keralite who grew up in Pune, Maharashtra, while Arvind Arumugam hails from Karnataka
  4. Stephy Nixon & Eudrick Pereira
  5. Narender Grewal & Sneha Rajguru
  6. Poojamol & Sreerag N Nair
  7. K Muralinath & Shaila Muralinath
  8. Gurvinder Singh Gill & Aakarshan Sandhu
  9. Reginald Rajan & Nivedita Rajan
    • Considered Karnataka’s first basketball couple, Reginald Rajan was a long-time international player and even captained the India team. Mrs Nivedita meanwhile represented the State team.
  10. Himanshu Sharma & Monika Vats
    1. Theirs is the featured image of this post!
  11. Mohit Bhandari & Poonam Goswami
  12. Raspreet Sidhu & Brahmaditya Pawar
  13. Hareesh & Anu Koroth
  14. Akanksha Singh & Nityn Bulchandani
  15. Shiv Khoiwal & Sneha Tiwari
  16. Raja & Shylaja
  17. Charles & Sumalatha
  18. Azaria & Durga Prabhakar
  19. Zachariah Thomas & Jeena Zachariah
  20. Shahid Qureshi & Vaishali Pandit
  21. Sunitha & L Suren
  22. Aravind Annadurai & Aishwarya Adka
  23. Vidhya & Shivakumar
  24. Murali Krishna & Bincy
  25. Anoop & Natasha
  26. Suryashekar & Pratibha Kumar
  27. Sunil Rathee & Sonika Ohlyan
  28. Sakshi & Vinay Sheoran
  29. Peter John & Renjini
  30. Jinoj & Gowri Nair
    • Both have represented Kerala State Team
  31. Dharminder & Paulomi Lakhanpal
    • Both are players from Gujarat and their daughter Naomi is a basketball player too (h/t Kevin Somani)


*Important Disclaimer* regarding this Basketball Couples List

The above list is not in any particular order of age seniority. But yes, an attempt has been made to list international players first! Feel free to highlight other Indian Basketball Couples who may have been missed out via the comments section, by emailing us on or by following the Ekalavyas Instagram page and using the #DesiBallersCouples hashtag.


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