Saina Nehwal Bio, Age, Family, Career and Profile

saina nehwal biography

Saina Nehwal, a renowned Indian badminton player, has achieved the prestigious title of former world no. 1. With over 24 international titles under her belt, she has proudly represented India in the Olympics on three occasions. Notably, she holds the distinction of being the first Indian woman to secure an Olympic medal in badminton.


Saina Nehwal Wiki Bio Quick Facts :

Date of Birth / Age : 17 March 1990 / 31 Years (as in 2021)
Nick Name : Saina
Full Name : Saina Nehwal
Birthplace / Home Town : Hisar, Haryana, India
Nationality : Indian
Zodiac Sign / Sun Sign : Pisces
Religion : Hinduism

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Height, Weight and Physical Stats :

Height :  165 Cm
Weight : 65 Kg
Eye Color : Black
Hair Color : Black


Family and Relatives :

Father : Harvir Singh Nehwal
Mother : Usha Nehwal
Sister(s) : Abu Chandranshu Nehwal (Elder)
Marital Status : Married (Place of Marriage – Hyderabad)
Spouse / Husband : Parupalli Kashyap (Date of Marriage -14 December 2018)
Affairs : Parupalli Kashyap


Education and Career :

Qualification : 12th Standard
School :
  • Campus School, CCS HAU, Hisar
  • Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Public School, Hyderabad
  • National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD) School Rajendranagar, Hyderabad
College / Universities : St. Ann’s College for Women, Hyderabad
Profession : Badminton Player, Politician
Debut : Asian Badminton Satellite tournament (2005)
Political Party : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Coach : Pullela Gopichand
Net Worth / Income : N/a


Contact and Social Media Profile :

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Email / Contact : N/A
Address : Hyderabad, India


Saina Nehwal Favorites :

Hobbies : Travelling
Favorite Food : Aloo Paratha, Kiwi
Favorite Actor : Shah Rukh Khan, Mahesh Babu
Favorite Actress Sachin Tendulkar, Roger Federer
Favorite Singer / Musician : Narendra Modi
Favorite Destination : Singapore
Car / Bike Collection : BMW


Awards and Medals :

  • Bronze Medal at Commonwealth Games in Melbourne
  • Won a four-star badminton Philippines Open tournament at Pasig City, Manila
  • Won the Philippines Open Grand Prix
 2007 Gold Medal at National Games in Guwahati
  • Won the Chinese Taipei Open Grand Prix Gold
  • Won the World Junior Badminton Championships tournament in Pune
  • Most Promising Player of the Year Award by Badminton World Federation (BWF)
  • Won the Indonesia Open tournament at Jakarta
  • Arjuna Award
  • Won the Singapore Open Super Series in Lion City
  • Won the Yonex Sunrise Indian Open tournament in Chennai
  • Bronze Medal at Asian Badminton Championships in New Delhi
  • Won the India Open Grand Prix
  • Silver Medal in Mixed Team Event at Commonwealth Games in Delhi
  • Gold Medal at Commonwealth Games in Delhi
  • Won the Hong Kong Open Badminton Super Series
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
  • Padma Shri Award
 2011 Won the Swiss Open tournament in Basel
  • Won the Swiss Open tournament in Basel
  • Won the Indonesia Super Series in Jakarta
  • Bronze Medal at London Olympics in Women’s Singles
  • Won the Denmark Open Super Series in Odense
  • An honorary doctorate degree by Mangalayatan University
  • 2014Bronze Medal at Asian Games
  • Won the Australian Badminton Open Super Series
  • Won the China Super Series Premier
  • Won the India Super Series in New Delhi
  • Silver Medal at World Championships in Jakarta
  • Won the Australian Badminton Open Super Series in Sydney
  • An honorary doctorate degree in literature by SRM University
  • Padma Bhushan Award
  • Won the Malaysia Masters tournament
  • Bronze Medal at World Badminton Championships in Glasgow
  • Gold Medal at Commonwealth Games in Women’s Singles
  • Gold Medal in badminton mixed team event at Commonwealth Games
  • Bronze Medal at Asian Badminton Championships

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Some Known Facts About Saina Nehwal :

  • Does Saina Nehwal smoke? : Not known
  • Does Saina Nehwal drink alcohol? : Not Known
  • Her grandmother was not happy at her birth, as she wanted a boy.
  • Saina’s dad, Harvir Singh, was a district badminton champion in Haryana and so was her mom. Saina Nehwal used to accompany her mom to the local club in Haryana itself.
  • Saina Nehwal was training in Karate until 1998 when her father was transferred to Hyderabad.
  • She has a brown belt in Karate.
  • Her mother often calls her Steffi Saina, as she has been a huge fan of tennis star Steffi Graff.
  • Her parents have also been state level badminton champions for Haryana.
  • On the advice of badminton coach Nani Prasad Rao, she started playing badminton at the age of 8.
  • She did her badminton training from the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy.
  • She used to start her training at 4 am in the morning and travelled a distance of almost 25 km to make it to a proper training facility.
  • In 2005, she got selected to play in the U-19 national team and became the U-19 national champion in 2006.
  • She is the first player to win the Asian Satellite Badminton tournament twice, first Indian woman and youngest Asian player to win a 4-star Philippines Open tournament, and first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships.
  • In 2012, Sachin Tendulkar gave her BMW as a gift, after she won the gold medal in the Olympics.
  • In the same year, Saina Nehwal released her autobiography ‘Playing to Win: My Life On and Off Court.’
  • In October 2016, she was appointed as a member of the IOC Athletes Commission.
  • Saina was also bestowed with the Padma Bhushan award in 2016 which is the country’s third-highest civilian award.
  • She faced injuries in the year 2016 and 2017, due to which she didn’t play in several tournaments.
  • She has endorsed numerous famous brands like Vaseline, Fortune Cooking Oil, Emami, Godrej No Marks, Edelweiss Group, Huawei Honor Smartphone, Star Sports, NECC, Indian Overseas Bank, Top Ramen Noodles, Herbalife Nutrition, Yonex,  Iodex, Sahara Group, etc.
  • On 29 January 2020, Saina joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
  • Her greatest achievement is the bronze medal that she won at the 2012 London Olympics.


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