About CBL

Celebrity Badminton League (CBL) is a premier platform for stars from various film industries to showcase their interests and talent in badminton. CBL Season I, will feature celebrities from the four major film industries in South India, representing their respective regions, as they battle against each other in the league matches. The league matches will happen across five cities – Chennai, Cochin, Bengaluru, Hyderabad in India and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. There will be 3 major categories this league – Men’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles and Women’s Doubles, to ensure gender equality and quality entertainment for our audience.

Celebrity Badminton League is a unique sporting league that intends to create a niche in the “Sportainment” industry.

  • Our Vision:
    To provide an innovative, entertaining and high-quality league platform for celebrities to exhibit their badminton abilities and deliver values for fans, partners, and professional players.
  • Our Social Mission:
    To identify and nurture aspirants to become professional players.
  • Our Objective:
    To deliver value to all our partners and brands, and build demand for further investment.

Board of directors





Hemachandran is the Founder & CEO of Celebrity Badminton League, a new league (Sports + Entertainment) that has been launched in Chennai in Jan 2016 and now reached as PAN-India property. He is also the Founder & CEO of Brand Avatar, an event and branding company which has created successful properties like Global Mobile Apps Summit and Awards, Fashion Premier Week etc. He is also a reputed member of the prestigious The Chennai Angels network, that fosters Entrepreneurship with prime focus on nurturing and mentoring new generation entrepreneurs.





Raghu Raman is a MBBS, MHsc(Diab) graduate. He is an entrepreneur and the founder of Ragaarth Housing, a Private Limited Company with 10+ years of experience in construction field. Mr. Raghu Raman is a serial entrepreneur of The Vault – Bar Stock Exchange, Illusions – The Madras Pub, and The Chug – Garage Bar and has 4+ years of experience in the hospitality industry. He is the Founding Director and CFO of Celebrity Badminton League (CBL) and brings his experience in areas of innovation and creativity to CBL.



JP academy


Praveen.J is the Co-Founder of Success Gyan. Success Gyan is India’s largest organizer of international Seminars and
workshops. Success Gyan’s vision is to improve the quality of life by providing the finest education through World Class Guru’s. Some of the speakers of Success Gyan are Robert Kiyosaki, Les Brown, Brian Tracy, John Gray, Jack Canfield, Blair Singer etc.

team members



Brand and Events head

Sai Krish


Operations executive

Lourd Xavier


Events & Operations - Senior