Little Richard Sandrak rose to fame in his childhood as a mini bodybuilder. Unsurprisingly, then, he came from a sporty background: his father Pavel was an award-winning martial artist, and his mother competed in aerobics.
Richard was born in the Ukraine in 1992. A couple of years later, though, the family upped sticks to Pennsylvania. And it was here that Pavel introduced his son to weightlifting – at the very tender age of two.
Realizing his son’s potential, Pavel shifted the family once again, this time to California. The reason? He hoped Richard would have a shot at the spotlight. In fact, the family even employed a trainer to coach their iron-pumping son.