Datuk Lee Chong Wei, Born on 21 October 1982 in Perak, is a professional badminton player from Malaysia who is the only Malaysian badminton player who has held the World No.1 ranking for more than a year. Lee's father, Lee Ah Chai, used to play badminton and was the reason behind introducing Lee to the game. In February 2009, he got appointed as the UNICEF Malaysia's National Ambassador. Lee Chong Wei got married to Wong Mew Choo, his teammate, on 9 November 2012. A biopic named 'Lee Chong Wei: Rise of the Legend' & an autobiography' Dare to be a Champion' was made based on Lee's journey.
He won bronze in the 2000 Asian Junior Championships in Kyoto, Japan & another bronze at World Junior Championships in Guangzhou, China, in 2000.
Lee won the bronze in 2003, 2005, 2015 & bagged gold in the 2005 Southeast Asian Games.
Lee Chong Wei won the Malaysia Open Champion Title twelve times from 2004-2006, 2008-2014, 2016, 2018.