Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo

Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo - Updated Jan 2023

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Banyuwangi, Indonesia

Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo is a famous badminton player, who the Badminton World Federation once placed first in the world in the men’s doubles.

Early Life and Childhood

Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo was born on 2 August 1995, in Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia. Currently, he is 27 years old. Sukamuljo is frequently referred to as “the Minions” because of his short stature and quick and agile playing style, which mimics the Minions in the Despicable Me movie.

His birth name is Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo. He is the son of Sugiarto Sukamuljo (father) and Winartin Niawati  (mother) and he is also the nephew of Alvent Yulianto, a former world number 1 men’s doubles player.

The professions of his parents are unknown and there is no information about his siblings and their professions. At the age of two and a half, Sukamuljo began learning badminton by seeing his father play on the court behind their home.

His father discovered a coach in Jember at the Putra 46 club to develop his son’s talent for a year after noticing his son’s interest in badminton.

Later, Sukamuljo joined the Sari Agung club in Banyuwangi, and in 2006, when he was eleven years old, he took first place in a Graha Bhakti Cup competition. His parents urged him to join a bigger club since they recognized his talent.

He later participated in the PB Djarum general auditions scholarship but was unsuccessful due to his frail build. He started working out every day instead of his customary four days a week because he was determined not to give up.

In 2007, he eventually succeeded in passing the PB Djarum audition after putting in these extra hours. He is Indonesian by nationality and his religion is unknown and Chinese Indonesians are his ethnicity.

Education

There is no information about his educational background. Maybe he continued his journey as a badminton player and completed his formal schooling in his hometown. There are no records about it on any websites or in the media. He never revealed it.

Career and Professional Life

Sukamuljo started playing badminton at the age of two and a half after watching his father play on the court behind their house. After observing his son’s interest in badminton, his father found a coach in Jember at the Putra 46 club to develop his potential for a year.

Sukamuljo later became a member of the Sari Agung club in Banyuwangi, and in 2006, at the age of eleven, he won the Graha Bhakti Cup competition. Given that they were aware of his skill, his parents encouraged him to join a bigger club.

Later, he applied for the PB Djarum general auditions scholarship, but his weak physique prevented him from being accepted. He started going to the gym five days a week instead of his usual four, and he started working out every day.

After working these extra hours, he eventually succeeded in clearing the PB Djarum audition in 2007. Sukamuljo experienced defeat after defeat after joining PB Djarum. Sukamuljo initially competed in the men’s singles division.

He experimented with both the men’s and mixed doubles, but eventually, his attention moved to the doubles’ disciplines.

His parents and he first opposed this change toward doubles specialization, but men’s doubles coach Ade Lukas thought that this was where Sukamuljo’s talents and skills would be most effectively applied. He had made progress after a year of doubles training and had high hopes for the future.

Brand Endorsements

He has endorsed many brands and has promoted their products and the name of the brands are Whitelab, Oppo, Yonex Sunrise Singapore, Vinion, and so on. He is earning good dollars from brand endorsements and this is also one of his sources of income.

Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo promoting brands products (Source Instagram)

Caption: Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo promoting brands products (Source Instagram)

Awards and Nomination

At the All England Open in 2017 and 2018, the World Superseries Finals in 2017, and the Asian Games in 2018, he won the men’s doubles competition.

Additionally, he competed for Indonesia on the victorious teams in the Thomas Cup in 2020, the Asia Team Championships in 2018 and 2020, and the Southeast Asian Games in 2015.

After winning seven Superseries titles in 2017 and eight World Tour titles in 2018, he and his current partner, Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, were named the BWF Best Male Players of the Year for two years in a row.

Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo winning cash prize (Source Instagram)

Caption: Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo winning cash prize (Source Instagram)

Net Worth

We don’t know Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo’s monthly, annual, or weekly earnings, but her estimated net worth is $115 million.

He has kept all of his details private. Additionally, he finances himself by playing badminton, and promoting companies. He is one of the richest badminton players in Indonesia. The most well-known badminton players include Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo.

Relationship Status

He considers his romantic and personal life private. There is no information about his past relationship and hookups.

He is in a relationship and going to marry soon with Valencia Herliani Tanoesoedibjo who is a television producer. They both are very happy with each other and announced about going to marry by posting on Instagram.

Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo with his fiance (Source Instagram)

Caption: Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo with his fiance (Source Instagram)

Scandal

He has never been the subject of any scandals, rumors, or controversy. His information is private and he is a very humble person. He knows how to keep information private through the media and prefers everything private about himself except his professional life.

Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo – Body Measurements

The height of Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo is 5 feet and 7 inches and weighs 55 kg. He is attractive and has a cute face.  he has brown hair naturally and he used to dye his hair most of the games and has a slim build, fair skin, a charming face, and a sweet smile.

Also, he has black colored eyes. The other body measurements are private and there are no records of his other measurements in the media and on the websites.

Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo – Social Media

Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo is active on Instagram where he has posted 236 posts and has followed 553 people plus he has 2.5 Million followers.

He updates about his daily life there in a story.  He is active on Facebook where he has 62K followers and on Twitter, he has 1,041 followers. Also, he joined Twitter in 2018 and has followed 190 people.