Place of Birth: Surat, India
Playing Hand: Right Hand
Manav Thakkar burst onto the scene becoming world number 1 in the U-18 and U-21 categories. He has bronze medals at the Asian Games and the Asian Championship. Both calculative and highly competitive, Manav draws his inspiration from MS Dhoni. Alongside his passion for table tennis, he is fond of Italian food, particularly the flavorsome four cheese pizza.