Sindhu is raking in long-term sponsorship deals, and according to industry sources, Sindhu’s average brand endorsement fee is about Rs 65-85 lakh per day, which goes up to Rs 1.5 crore in certain cases. Ramakrishnan R, co-founder and director of Baseline Ventures, Sindhu’s talent management firm says,
At the moment, Sindhu is the highest paid woman athlete in India and commands fees comparable to some leading cricketers.
One of her biggest endorsements include a Rs 50 crore sponsorship and equipment deal, the biggest of its kind in the Badminton world. According to the Forbes report, Sindhu, who has been India’s face at international Badminton championships since 2012, earns nearly Rs 35 crore from brand endorsement deals annually.