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Indian badminton player

Born: March 17, 1990 (age 31 years), Hisar, India

Coach: Pullela Gopichand

Current ranking: 20 (23 March 2021)

Awards: Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

Parents: Usha Nehwal, Harvir Singh Nehwal

Medals: Badminton at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women’s singles

FULL NAME Saina Nehwal

BORN March 17, 1990

HEIGHT 1.65 m


ROLE Right-handed

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Nehwal and her family speak the Haryanvi language at home.

She is a fan of Shah Rukh Khan and Mahesh Babu.

She is in the process of opening a badminton academy in her native state of Haryana.

She married a fellow badminton player, Parupalli Kashyap in a private ceremony on 14 December 2018.

Saina Nehwal is the first-ever badminton player from India to clinch an Olympic medal.

The Indian shuttler created history when she won the bronze medal at the London 2012 Games.

The Haryana shuttler started turning heads very early on in her career when she won the BWF World Junior Championships in 2008.

The same year she made her first Olympics appearance in Beijing, but it was only at London 2012 that she gained worldwide fame.

Born on the 17th March 1990, Saina Nehwal started playing badminton at the age of eight after her family moved from Haryana to Hyderabad.

Her initiation into the game was primarily because she didn’t know the local language well and she wanted to further the dream of her mother, who was a state-level badminton player herself.

The Indian shuttler successfully did that by representing India at the highest level in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics.

En route to becoming the first Indian woman to reach the last eight of Olympic quarter-finals, a young Saina Nehwal defeated the then world number five Wang Chen of Hong Kong before losing to Indonesia’s Maria Kristin Yulianti in the quarter-finals of Beijing 2008.

Saina Nehwal is an Indian professional badminton singles player.

A former world no. 1, she has won over 24 international titles, which includes eleven Superseries titles.

Although she reached the world’s 2nd in the 2009, it was only in 2015 that she was able to attain the world no. 1 ranking, thereby becoming the only female player from India and overall the second Indian player – after Prakash Padukone – to achieve this feat.

She has represented India three times in the Olympics, winning a bronze medal in her second appearance.

Nehwal has achieved several milestones in badminton for India.

She is the only Indian to have won at least one medal in every BWF major individual event, namely the Olympics, the BWF World Championships, and the BWF World Junior Championships.

She is the first Indian badminton player to have won an Olympic medal, the first Indian to have reached the final of the BWF World Championships, along with being the only Indian to have won the BWF World Junior Championships.

Saina Nehwal has a brown belt in Karate.

Sachin Tendulkar gifted her BMW after she won the Olympics gold medal in 2012.

Sachin Tendulkar gifted BMW to Saina Nehwal

She is a huge fan of Roger Federer and Sachin Tendulkar.

She is a philanthropist and was ranked 18th on the most charitable athletes’ list.

Saina Nehwal is also a member of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes Commission.

She has endorsed various popular brands like Edelweiss Group, Fortune Cooking Oil, Emami, Vaseline, Godrej No Marks, Huawei Honor Smartphone, Star Sports, NECC, Indian Overseas Bank, Herbalife Nutrition, Yonex, Iodex, Sahara Group, Top Ramen Noodles, etc.

In 2012, her autobiography Playing to Win: My Life On and Off Court was released.

In the same year, Saina signed a deal of endorsement worth ₹400 million with the famous sports management company Rhiti Sports but in 2013, she ended the deal with this company and signed with KWAN Entertainment & Marketing Solutions.

She made her guest appearance on several famous TV shows like Satyamev Jayate, Comedy Nights with Kapil, and The Kapil Sharma Show.

She has also appeared on the cover of several popular magazines like Femina, Women’s Health, etc.

A Not for Profit company Olympic Gold Quest supported her.

At Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University in Hisar; Saina Nehwal Institute of Agricultural Technology, Training & Education is named after her.

Shah Rukh Khan and Mahesh Babu are her all-time favourite actors.

Saina Nehwal loves travelling and Singapore is her favourite destination.

She likes to eat Kiwi and Aloo Paratha.