Nilakanta Sharma

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Nilakanta Sharma
Personal information
Full name Shanglakpam Nilakanta Sharma
Born (1995-05-02) 2 May 1995 (age 27)
Imphal East, Manipur, India
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Railway Sports Promotion Board
Senior career
Years Team
Petroleum Sports Promotion Board
Railway Sports Promotion Board
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– India 79 (12)
Last updated on: 5 August 2021

Shanglakpam Nilakanta Sharma (born 2 May 1995)[2] is an Indian field hockey player who plays as a midfielder for the Indian national team.

He was part of the Indian squad that won the 2016 Men's Hockey Junior World Cup.


Hailing from Kontha Ahallup Makha Leikai in Imphal East, Nilakanta started playing hockey in 2003. He played for Posterior Hockey Academy Manipur until 2011 when he switched to Bhopal Hockey Academy. He was selected for the national junior team for the 2014 Sultan of Johor Cup[3] and drafted by the Dabang Mumbai franchise of the Hockey India League.[4]


  1. ^ "SHANGLAKPAM Nilakanta". International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  2. ^ Mehta, Rutvick (8 December 2016). "Know Indian Junior men's hockey team". DNA India. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Nilakanta selected for Jr Hockey team". E-Pao!. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  4. ^ Sapam, Robert (6 January 2017). "Nilakanta eyes senior show - Hockey player upbeat". The Telegraph. Retrieved 31 July 2017.

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