March 23, 2023

Vinesh Phogat (Wrestler) Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 11, 2021

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Short Biography

Vinesh Phogat was born on 25-08-1994 in Balali, Charkhi Dadri in the state of Haryana, India. She is an Indian Wrestler who became the 1st woman wrestler of India to win gold in both Asian Games & Commonwealth. She is the 1st athlete of India who was nominated for the "Laureus World Sports Awards 2019".

Other Name: Vinesh Phogat Rathee, Vinesh Rathee, Vinesh Somvir Rathee, Vinesh S. Rathee

Vinesh Phogat Complete Bio & Career

Vinesh Phogat is a top-notch female wrestler from India who has won a number of medals for her country by winning them at various competitions all across the globe. She belonged to a traditional wrestling family of Phogat from Haryana. She was introduced to wrestling by former wrestler and her uncle Mahavir Phogat. Like her cousins Geeta, Babita, and Ritu, she too was trained by Mahavir Phogat. She came to the limelight after she won a bronze medal in 2013 at the Asian Wrestling Championship held in New Delhi. She participated in the 51 kg category and since then has never looked back. In the same year, she clinched a silver medal in the 51 kg category at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship in South Africa.
She earned a lot of recognition after she moved from the 51 to 48 kg category at the Commonwealth Games 2014 held in Glasgow, Scotland. She was up against the top-seeded grappler Yanna Rattigan in the finals but against all odds, she clinched the gold medal. The very same year, she won a bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games as well. She was India’s medal prospect at the 2016 Rio Olympics but suffered a setback after she broke her knee during the quarterfinal match. The same year though, she was awarded the Arjuna Award.
She remained out of the scene for some time but came back with a vengeance and clinched a silver at the Asian Wrestling Championship held in Kyrgyzstan in the year 2018. She made it that year by winning back-to-back gold at the 2018 Common Wealth Games and 2018 Asian Games in the 50 kg free-style wrestling category. She carried her strong form in the 2019 season as well and won a hat trick of gold after winning the Spain Grand Prix, Yasar Dogu International, and Poland Open tournaments. She shifted from the 51 kg category to 53 kg in 2019 and will be India’s biggest medal prospect in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Vinesh Phogat Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Late Rajpal Singh Phogat and Prem Lata Phogat. She has a brother named Harvinder Phogat and a sister named Priyanka Phogat. Wrestlers Geeta Phogat, Babita Kumari, and Ritu Phogat are her cousins. She married her fellow wrestler Somvir Rathee on 13-12-2018.

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Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Balali, Bhiwani
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Bhiwani, Haryana, India
School K C M Senior Secondary School Jhoojhu Kalan, Haryana
College MDU College, Rohtak
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Listening to Music
Marital Status Married
Debut Asian Wrestling Championship (2013)
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A
Coach Mahavir Singh Phogat
Email ID [email protected]


Car Collections Mahindra Scorpio


Favorite Color Orange
Favorite Player Geeta Phogat
Favorite Sport Wrestling
Favorite Actress Preity Zinta , Priyanka Chopra
Favorite Actor Salman Khan , Aamir Khan
Favorite Movie Jodha Akbar and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag among others
Favorite Singer Neha Kakkar
Favorite Place London

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Vinesh Phogat

  • She lost her father at an early age and was raised by her mother.
  • It was her uncle Mahavir Phogat who introduced her to wrestling.
  • She is an employee of Indian Railway.
  • Her father and uncle faced a lot of criticism from the fellow villagers to allow their daughters to pursue competitive wrestling.

Vinesh Phogat Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

28 years, 6months, 26 days old age Vinesh Phogat will turn 29 on 25 August, 2023. Only 5 months, 1 days, 12 hours,36 minutes has left for her next birthday.

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Vinesh Phogat has celebrated the total number of 29 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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