Aiyana Paes Biography, Age, Nationality, Family, Father and His Career Path

Aiyana Paes is the daughter of professional tennis player, Leander Paes and former model, Rhea Pillai. Her father, Leander Paes is considered as one of the best in the game of tennis.

Profile Summary

Full Name Aiyana Paes
Gender Female
Date of Birth Year 2006
Nationality Indian
Career Path Tennis Players
Parent Father, Leander Paes and Mother, Rhea Pillai

 Who is Aiyana Paes?

Aiyana Paes is the daughter of Leander Pae, who was born in the year 2006. Aiyana plays tennis in the same school as the daughter of his father’s best friend in tennis, Mahesh Bhupathi. Aiyana Paes and Saira Bhupathi have bonded very well due to the relationship of their fathers. Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi have been friends for over twenty (20) years. They are two of the most renowned tennis stars in India.

Who is Aiyana Paes Father?


Leander Adrian Paes is an Indian former professional tennis player. He is regarded as one of the greatest doubles tennis players ever. He holds the record for the most doubles wins in the Davis Cup. Paes won eight men’s doubles and ten mixed doubles Grand Slam titles. He holds a career Grand Slam in men’s doubles and mixed doubles and achieved the rare men’s/mixed double at the 1999 Wimbledon Championships. His mixed doubles Wimbledon title in 2010 made him the second man (after Rod Laver) to win Wimbledon titles in three decades.

Paes received the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award, India’s highest sporting honour, in 1996–97; the Arjuna Award in 1990; the Padma Shri award in 2001; and India’s third-highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan prize in January 2014, for his outstanding contributions tennis. He won a bronze medal for India in men’s singles at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. He competed in consecutive Olympics from 1992 to 2016, making him the first Indian and the only tennis player to compete in seven Olympic Games.

He is a former Davis Cup team captain and holds the record for the most Davis Cup doubles wins with 43 victories. He played in World Team Tennis for the Washington Kastles. He was on the 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 championship teams and was named Male MVP for 2009 and 2011. He is the sports ambassador of the Indian state of Haryana. Paes announced his retirement from professional tennis in 2020, before postponing his final season to 2021 following the rescheduling of the Tokyo Olympics.


Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi was nicknamed the ″Indian Express″. Paes’ off-and-on partnership with Bhupathi drew constant media attention in their home country. In the 2006 Asian Games, a loss to the Chinese Taipei team in the team event led Leander to question Bhupathi’s commitment to Team India. He once stated in an interview that although he and Bhupathi are friends, he did not consider pairing with his former teammate. However, for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, they reunited for their country, losing in the quarterfinals to eventual champions Federer/Wawrinka.

In 2011, the pair won doubles at the Chennai Open. They reunited to play in a Grand Slam Tournament after nine years and claimed runners-up in the 2011 Australian Open and reached the semi-finals in the year-end championships.

The Indian duo has a 303–103 career record together. They have a high success rate against various top teams. They have a Davis Cup record for the longest doubles winning streak, with 24 straight wins.

Paes paired with Vishnu Vardhan at the London Olympics 2012, following Bhupathi and Bopanna ‘s refusal. Paes threatened to withdraw from the Olympics rather than play with Vardhan, whose world ranking was 296, but withdrew the threat a week later. Paes and Vardhan reached the second round of the tournament, losing to French silver medallists Llodra/Tsonga.

In 2021, Zee5 produced a documentary called Break Point, showing the ups and downs in the relationship between Paes and Bhupathi.


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