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Surender Nada: Tale of India’s Defending Superstar

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Pro Kabaddi League has given a boost to the kabaddi fan following in India. One of the most exciting games in the world, it is finally getting the attention it deserves. Spearheading this new era in kabaddi are some extremely talented youngsters. PKL has given a platform to these champions in the making and helped them secure places in the Indian team as well as our hearts. One very prominent name in this list is Surender Nada.

His lethal defense combination with Mohit Chillar is enough to make the opponents shiver! A renowned member of the Indian team and newly signed on Patna Pirate, let us explore some interesting facts about Surender Nada.

Full Name
Surender Nada
Sport Category
Date of Birth
1 July 1987
Jhajjar, Haryana
78 kg
E Bhaskaran, Rambir Singh Khokhar
Teams Played for
Indian National Kabaddi Team, U Mumba, Bengaluru Bulls, Haryana Steelers, Patna Pirates
Playing Position

Surender Nada Biography

Early Life and Background

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Surender Nada was born and brought up in Jhajjar, Haryana. He did his schooling from Adarsh Sr. Sec. School in Lohari, Jhajjar.


Surender-Nada-khel kabaddi
Source: Khel Kabaddi

Surender Nada was a part of the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup winning team. He and Mohit Chillar have become the team’s go-to defence men. Their left right combination has become a hit. Nada also represented the country at the Asian Kabaddi Championship in 2017. His contribution to India’s Dubai Kabaddi Masters victory was also noteworthy.

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The Signature Move

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Nada is known for his powerful signature move- the ankle hold. He uses tremendous amount of strength and grip to tightly grasp the opponent’s ankle making him completely vulnerable.

Pro Kabaddi League

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Nada began his Pro Kabaddi career with the team U Mumba. After playing for them for three years, he was signed by the Bengaluru Bulls in the fourth one.

He was signed by Haryana Steelers in season 5 and became their captain. After two successful years with the team, he was bought for a stunning INR 77 lakh by Patna Pirates in 2019.

In an exclusive interview with Sportskeeda, he spoke about Mohit Chillar and their chemistry,

I’m very happy that Mohit and I are in the same team. We had spoken to each other before the auction and were hoping that we would get a chance to be together once again. I thank God that we will play together in the PKL once again.

We have a set combination and our communication on the mat is very strong. We know each other’s game inside out and this way, we can cover for each other during the match and bring points to our team. 

Surender Nada Net Worth

Surender Nada’s approximate net worth is expected to be between Rs. 20-25 crore. He was getting a salary of around INR 75 lakh in season 6 of Pro Kabaddi League (2018). 1n 2019, he was signed by Patna Pirates for INR 77 lakh.

Pro Kabaddi League Statistics

SeasonTeamMatchesRaid PointsSuper RaidsTackle PointsSuper TacklesTotal Points
1U Mumba1510051461
2U Mumba143041244
3U Mumba71013014
4Bengaluru Bulls134033437
5Haryana Steelers213080683
6Haryana Steelers100404

Surender Nada Personal Life

Interesting Facts

  • Surender Nada is the second-most successful defender of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi. He had the highest number of tackle points in Season 5 (80 from 21 matches).
  • Nada was tied for the most number of High 5s in the league with 19 High 5s in 70 matches.
  • Want to know a mind blowing fact about Surendra Nada? The Kabaddi player holds a unique record of scoring 5 consecutive High 5s in the first 5 matches of Season 5. Quite a record that!
  • Nada’s hobbies include traveling. He also enjoys wrestling.


Kabaddi World Cup


Asian Kabaddi Championship


Dubai Kabaddi Masters


Surender Nada: Social Media 

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Conclusion: Surender Nada is one of India’s Best Defenders

Surender has become an integral part of the Indian National Kabaddi team. His exploits in the Pro Kabaddi League have also earned him numerous admirers. This is just the beginning and Nada has a very long and successful career ahead of him. Wishing him all the very best!

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Mamta Thatte
Mamta Thatte
A passionate foodie, a versatile writer, and now a sports enthusiast, Mamta is always open to exploring new avenues. She has a vast experience in Web Content Writing, Editing, and Social Media Management. A self-confessed coffee and dark chocolate addict, she believes in following her heart and giving her 100% into everything she does.


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