Sandeep Unnikrishnan Actor Detail Information, Birth Date, age, Marriage, Death, Biography.

Sandeep Unnikrishnan – संदीप उन्नीकृष्णन

Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan was an officer in the Indian Army. Major Sandeep, a member of the National Security Guard’s Elite 51 Special Action Group, got martyred in the November 2008 Mumbai attacks. He was awarded the Ashoka Chakra, India’s highest peacetime gallantry award by President Pratibha Patil on January 26, 2009.

To know more about Sandeep Unnikrishnan Birthdate, Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s Age, Sandeep Unnikrishnan life history & all information about Sandeep Unnikrishnan please read down below information.

Real NameSandeep Unnikrishnan
Birth Date15 March 1977
Birth PlaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
OccupationArmy Personal
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Age31 years (At the time of death)
Death Date28 November 2008
School EducationThe Frank Anthony Public School, Bangalore
CollegeNational Defence Academy, Pune
QualificationBachelor of Arts degree

Military Service

Rank : Major

Service : Indian Army

Unit : 51 Special Action Group for NSG

Service No. : IC-58660

Years of Service : 1999-2008

Operation : Op Black Tornado

Sandeep Unnikrishnan who born on 15 March 1977 and belong to a Hinduism Family. Let’s get more details about Sandeep Unnikrishnan ‘s Army life.


Sandeep was a Major in the Elite Special Action Group of the National Security Guards (NSG) in the Indian Army. He was killed while fighting terrorists in the November 2008 Mumbai attacks.

He was one of the heroes who saved everyone from the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

He served the nation and sacrificed to save the people of his nation. In 1995, fulfilling his dream of becoming an Army officer, Major Sandeep joined the National Defense Academy (NDA), Pune, Maharashtra. He was part of the Oscar Squadron (No. 4 Battalion) and a graduate of the NDA’s 94th Course, and his friends still remember him as “selfless,” “generous,” and “calm and organized.”

On 12 July 1999, Major Sandeep was promoted to Lieutenant in the 7th Battalion of the Bihar Regiment (Infantry) and served in the Defense Forces at various places in Jammu and Kashmir as well as Rajasthan.

In January 2007, he was assigned to the NSG’s Special Action Group (SAG) and participated in various NSG operations. While the ‘Ghatak Course’ (Commando Wing (Infantry School)) at Belgaum was the toughest course in the Army, Major Unnikrishnan got the top spot as an “Instructor Grading”. This is why he chose the NSG Commando Service, which was introduced on deputation in 2006.

During Operation Vijay in July 1999, he showed resilience in the face of heavy artillery and small arms fire from Pakistani forces. On the evening of 31 December 1999, Major Sandeep led a detachment of six troops and succeeded in setting up a post at a distance of 200 meters from the enemy and under direct enemy surveillance and firing.

26 Nov 2008 Taj Hotel Attack (Operation Black Tornado)

On the night of November 26, 2008, Mumbai was terrorized and terrorists attacked several major buildings, including the 100-year-old Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in South Mumbai. And one of the main terrorists behind it was Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, a Pakistani terrorist and a member of the terrorist organization.

Major Unnikrishnan was the team commander of 51 SAG deployed in the operation at the Taj Mahal Hotel to rid the building of terrorists and rescue the hostages. He entered the hotel in a group of 10 commandos and reached the sixth floor through the staircase. There they saw terrorists on the third floor. The terrorists had locked some women in a room. After breaking down the door, the terrorists opened fire and hit Commando Sunil Yadav, an accomplice of Major Unnikrishnan. Major Unnikrishnan’s team and the terrorists clashed. They managed to get Commando Sunil Yadav out and chase the terrorists regardless of personal security.

During that following encounter, he was shot from the back and got severely hurt. His injury turned fatale and the Major took his last breath. According to NSG officials, “Do not come up, I will handle them,” were the last words of Sandeep Unnikrishnan.

Sandeep Unnikrishnan Awards

Major Sandeep was honoured with India’s highest peacetime gallantry award by the president of India by Mrs. Pratibha Patil and is still remembered by the people for his immense sacrifice.

Major awards given to Major Sandeep

  • Ashoka Chakra
  • Operation Parakram Medal
  • Special Service Medal
  • Sainya Seva Medal
  • High Altitude Service Medal
  • 9 Years Long Service Medal


Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan was cremated with full military honors. At that time, mourners chanted “Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan Chiranjeev”, “Sandeep Unnikrishnan Amar Rahe”. Thousands paid tribute to NSG Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan outside his Bangalore home.

Let’s know some more information about Sandeep Unnikrishnan personal life

Marital StatusMarried
WifeNeha Unnikrishnan
MotherDhanalakshmi Unnikrishnan
FatherK. Unnikrishnan (Retired ISRO officer)

BrotherNot Known
SisterNot Known
AffairsNot Known

Let see Sandeep Unnikrishnan ‘s Fitness, height, weight, Salary-

Height 5′ 9″ Feet
Weight85 Kg
Body ShapeChest: 40 inches
Waist: 34 inches
Biceps: 14 inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
HobbiesReading and Watching movies
Cars CollectionN/a
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million

Sandeep Unnikrishnan pics


Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan Biography Film / Webseries

  • Recently, superstar Mahesh Babu announced the release date of his upcoming movie named as ‘Major ‘. The film is produced by Mahesh Babu and will star actor Adivi Sesh in the role of Sandeep Unnikrishnan.
  • The incident of the 26/11 attacks inspired many filmmakers to bring the horrofic tale of the incident in the form of films including ‘The Attacks of 26/11’ (2013) directed by Ram Gopal Varma,, and Zee5 Webseries ‘Operation Black Tornado’ (2018) etc.

Facts about Sandeep Unnikrishnan

Sandeep had always dreamed of enlisting in the Armed Forces and he also excelled in various school activities and sports competitions.

On 26 January 2009, Sandeep’s mother, Dhanalakshmi Unnikrishnan received the Ashoka Chakra from the President of India Pratibha Tai Patil.

Sukhee 2022 l Check Digital Release Date | Streaming Online | OTT Rights | Wiki

Katrina Kaif – Actress, Height, Age, Husband, Family, wiki and biography

Star World Schedule Today India : Program Guide SD & HD

I am pregnant – Ankita Lokhande

Happy Birthday Rashmika Mandanna-know more about National Crash.

Pooja Hegde’s ‘Kacchi Kairi’ hot summer look

Anushka Sharma Wiki, Height, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family and Biography

Deepika Padukone Wiki, Height, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family and Biography

Sandeep Unnikrishnan Age, Height, Weight, Family, Education, Wife, Girlfriend, Biography, Wiki

Dhanush Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Shehnaaz Gill Actress Detail Information, Birth Date, Career, Affair, Marriage.

Sonakshi Sinha Actress Detail Information, Birth Date, career, Boyfriend, Marriage, Biography

To know more about Sandeep Unnikrishnan , please comment below.