Pankaj Arjan Advani is a professional English billiards player from India and a former snooker player. He is the lone player to win the World titles in all formats of snooker as well as English Billiards. He holds a historical record of winning the World, Asian, and Indian National Championship titles simultaneously, in four different years: 2005, 2008, 2012, and 2017.
Advani is the only player ever to win world titles in both the long and short formats of snooker (15-red standard, and 6-red) and both formats of English billiards (time and point). He has been honored with several high-profile awards for his accomplishments in sports including, the Arjuna Award (2004), Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2006), Padma Shri (2009), and Padmabhushan (2018).
Pankaj Advani made his international debut at the Asian Billiards Championship 2002, held at Bangalore, in which he finished as a finalist.[table “” not found /]