|Dhanraj Pillay was born on July 16, 1968 in Maharashtra, India and is an ace India striker. His amazing talent flourished under the guidance of his elder brother Ramesh, former India international. In the glorious career of 15 years, Dhanraj played for India in four Summer Olympics, four Champions Trophies and four World Hockey Cups, four Asian games and four Asia Cups. This talented player is synonymous with the hockey in India. He scored maximum goals in the Bangkok Asian Games. He was bestowed with the honourable Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award (1999) and the prestigious Padma Shri in 2000.