Former tennis Player Mahesh Bhupathi is celebrating his birthday ( June 7)

He is the first Indian to win a Grand Slam tournament

In his career he won 52 doubles titles and 8 in the mixed doubles

The Chennai-born tennis player began playing at a young age, encouraged by his father, who also coached him

He was also awarded the Padma Shri (2001) and the Arjuna Award for Lawn Tennis in 1995

In 1999, Bhupathi won the US Open mixed title and three doubles trophies with Leander Paes, including the Frem Open and Wimbledon

Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza won the Australian Open in 2009

He married Bollywood actress Lara Dutta in 2011

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