Vidya Pillai (Snooker)

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Vidya Pillai Biography
Biography
NameVidya Pillai (विद्या पिल्लई)
Full NameVidya Viswanathan Pillai
NicknameQueen of the Green
ProfessionIndian snooker player
Years Active2003-Present
Date of BirthNovember 26, 1977
Age (In 2021)44 Years
Birth PlaceTiruchirapally, Tamil Nadu
ResidenceBangalore, Karnataka
NationalityIndian
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ReligionHinduism
EthnicitySouth Asian
CasteVellalar
Mother TongueTamil
ZodiacSagittarius
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in Feet Inches- 5ft 6in
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusMarried
Husband/SpouseTilak Raj (Architect) 1
vidya pillai with husband tilak raj
Children
Son(s)Surya
vidya pillai with son surya
Parents
FatherViswanathan Pillai
Education Details
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNational Institute of Sales, New Delhi
Loyola College, Chennai
Educational QualificationPG Diploma in Communication and Management
B.Sc. degree in Visual Communication
Contact/Social Media Details
Twittertwitter.com/imvidyapillai (230 followers)
Instagraminstagram.com/imvidyapillai (1.1k followers)
Other Details
Highest ranking2
HobbiesReading, Star Gazing
Award(s)/Title(s)
- Indian Women's Snooker Champion (2020)
- Silver at WLBSA World Women's Snooker Championship (Singapore, 2017)
- Gold at IBSF Australian Women's Ranking Snooker Championship (Sydney, Australia, 2016)
- Silver at IBSF World 6 Reds Snooker Championship Women (Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, 2016)
- Silver at IBSF World Team Snooker Championship (Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, 2016)
- Silver at Asian Billiard Sports Championship (Al Fujairah, UAE, 2016)
- Gold at Indian National Snooker Championship (Indore, 2016)
- Silver at Indian National 6-Red Snooker Championship (Kolkata, 2016)
- Silver at IBSF 6 Reds snooker Snooker Championship Women (Karachi, Pakistan, 2015)
- Bronze at IBSF Australian Open Women's Snooker Championship (2015)
- Bronze at IBSF World Team Snooker Championship (Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, 2014)
- Bronze at Australian Open Women's Snooker Championship (Sydney, 2014)
- Gold at Indian National Snooker Championship (Lucknow, 2014)
- Gold at IBSF World Team Snooker Championship (Carlow, Ireland, 2013)
- Gold at Indian National 6-Red Snooker Championship (Lucknow, 2013)
- Gold at Indian National Snooker Championship (Gwalior, 2013)
- Bronze at IBSF World Snooker Championship (Sofia, Bulgaria, 2012)
- Gold at Indian National Snooker Championship (Chennai, 2012)
- Bronze at IBSF World Snooker Championship (Damascus, 2010)
- Gold at Australian Open Women's Snooker Championship (Sydney, 2010)
- Gold at Indian National Snooker Championship (Pune, 2010)
- Silver at Indian National 6-Red Snooker Championship (Bangalore, 2010)
- Silver at Indian National 8-Ball Pool Championship (Delhi, 2010)
- Silver at Indian National Snooker Championship (Agra, 2009)
- Semi-finalist at WLBSA World Billiards Championship (Cambridge, England, 2008)
- Gold at Indian National Snooker Championship (Indore, 2008)
- Gold at Indian National 8-Ball Pool Championship (Kolkata, 2008)
- Gold at Indian National Snooker Championship (Hyderabad, 2007)
- Silver at Indian National 8-Ball Pool Championship (Mumbai, 2007)
- Silver at Indian National Snooker Championship (Chennai, 2006)
- Gold at Indian National Snooker Championship (Mumbai, 2005)
- Gold at Indian National 9-Ball Pool Championship (Mumbai, 2005)
- Gold at Indian National 8-Ball Pool Championship (Jalandhar, 2005)
- Gold at Indian National Snooker Championship (Jammu, 2003)
Facts
Vidya Pillai is 10 time women's national snooker champion.
She has B.Sc. degree in Visual Communication from Loyola College, Chennai.
She did Post-Graduate Diploma in Communication and Management at the National Institute of Sales, New Delhi.
Vidya Pillai credits former Indian cricketer Hemang Badani for introducing her to the sport, and the late national billiards champion, TG Kamala Devi, for inspiring her.
She met her husband, Tilak Raj on a blind date that was set up by one Tilak's cousins at the age of 32. They got engaged in less than two-and-a-half months. 2
Her son, Surya also aspires to be a snooker champ, just like his mother.
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