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Saina Nehwal Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : May 20, 2019

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Short Biography

Saina Nehwal was born on 17-03-1990 in Hisar in the state of Haryana, India. She is an Indian Badminton Player.

Other Name: Saina Kashyap

Saina Nehwal Complete Bio & Career

Saina began her badminton training from a very young age under the guidance of Dronacharya awardee S.M. Arif. She is currently coached by Indian legend and national coach Pullela Gopichand. She trains at P. Gopichand Academy which is located in Hyderabad. From a very young age, she has always shown a lot of promise, potential and self-belief.in herself. She rose to prominence after winning the National Junior championships. Post that, she has performed well in all major tournaments, both at national and international level. She has arguably made a league of her own.
Saina Nehwal created history after she became the first Indian female shuttler to win a super-series tournament when she won the Philippines Open in the year 2006. She again created history after she became the first person from India to win the coveted World Junior Badminton Championships. The year was arguably one of the best years of her illustrated career as she also won the Indian National Badminton Championships, the Commonwealth Youth Games and Chinese Taipei Open Grand Prix Gold, in the same year. The following year, she again registered her name in record books after becoming the first Indian to win one of the most prestigious badminton series of the world, the Indonesia Open. The very same year for her achievements on the court, she was felicitated with the prestigious Arjuna award and her mentor and Coach Pullela Gopichand was also felicitated with the Dronacharya award.
This was the beginning as she was awarded the Padma Shri award in the year 2010. In the years to follow, she won the Singapore Open Super Series, the India Open Grand Prix Gold, the Hong Kong Super Series, and the Indonesia Open Super Series among various others. She also clinched the Gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. She then created an epic moment in the history of Indian badminton as she became the first Indian to win an Olympic medal after she won the Bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics. She has not stopped there and in recent past has won various superseries and once again won the Gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and Bronze at the 2018 Asian Games. She has made it clear that she will give her best at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and will try to better her Olympic Bronze with Gold. Her success has definitely opened doors for this beautiful sport to grow in India.  

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Honours & Awards

Arjuna Award National Sports Award 2009 Badminton
Padma Shri Civilian Award 2010 Sports
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna National Sports Award 2010 Badminton
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2016 Sports

Nehwal was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2009 and a year later, the Government of India honoured her with the Padma Shri, She also won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2010 and in 2016, she was awarded the Padma Bhusan. 

Saina Nehwal Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Harvir Singh NehwalUsha Nehwal and has a sister named Abu Chandranshu Nehwal. On 14-12-2018, she married Badminton Player Parupalli Kashyap.

Saina Nehwal shared a photo with her father on her Instagram

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Body Measurements

Breast Size 32
Waist Size 26
Hip Size 34
Body Figure 32-26-34
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Hisar, Haryana, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Hyderabad, Telangana, India
School Campus School, CCS HAU, Hisar
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Public School, Hyderabad
National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD) School Rajendranagar, Hyderabad
St. Ann's College for Women, Hyderabad
College N/A
Qualification 12th Standard
Hobbies Playing Badminton, Travelling, Listening Music
Marital Status Married
Debut Badminton - India Asian Satellite (2005)
Salary N/A
Net Worth $5 Million
Official Website N/A


Car Collections BMW 5 Series


Favorite Color Black, White
Favorite Player Roger Federer
Favorite Sport Badminton and Tennis
Favorite Actress Hema Malini
Favorite Actor Shah Rukh Khan
Favorite Film Director Mani Ratnam
Favorite Place Singapore
Favorite Food Aloo Paratha

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Saina Nehwal

  • Saina Nehwal also published her autobiography titled 'Playing to win, my life on and off court' in 2012.
  • Saina Nehwal tweeted on social media that she is going to marry badminton player Parupalli Kashyap and this couple tied a knot on December 14, 2018.
  • She was once ranked first in the world according to Ranking released by World Badminton Association. She thereby became the first Indian women to achieve this feat.
  • She is the first Indian sports female player to win a medal in the World Junior Badminton Championship and Olympic Badminton
  • A biographical film on her is being made and her character will be played by Parineeti Chopra. The film is scheduled to release in 2020.

Saina Nehwal Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

34 years, 4months, 6 days old age Saina Nehwal will turn 35 on 17 March, 2025. Only 7 months, 21 days, 12 hours,9 minutes has left for her next birthday.

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Saina Nehwal has celebrated the total number of 34 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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