|Full name||Deepak Thakur Sonkhla|
28 December 1980|
Bhamowal, Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India
|Indian Oil Corporation|
|2007||HTC Stuttgarter Kickers|
Thakur's father is an ex-serviceman and his mother a house-wife. His younger sister is a national badminton player.
Thakur became popular after his solo effort , A goal poacher, Deepak Thakur rose from the junior ranks when he scored a hat-trick in the 2001 Junior World Cup final against Australia leading India to the titleard showing 6-1. He finished the tournament with ten goals and was named the 'top scorer of the world cup . Born in hoshiarpur , Punjab. Thakur took up hockey on his father’s insistence and was among the most consistent scorers in 2003, when Indian hockey made considerable progress winning four tournaments. Thakur made up for one of the most lethal attack line along with Gagan Ajit Singh and Prabhjot Singh, in a career spanning over eight years. Has played in 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Olympics.
- "India hockey team has good momentum: Deepak Thakur". The Indian Express. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
- "Deepak 'Arjuna' Thakur epitome of avant-garde hockey". The Tribune. 30 August 2005. Retrieved 16 October 2010.
- Interview with Deepak Thakur : Beacon of Indian hockey
- Deepak Thakur Sonkhla profile at bharatiyahockey.org