Saina Nehwal Biography, Facts & Life Story

Nickname Steffi Saina
Full Name Saina Nehwal
Profession Badminton Player
Nationality Indian
Age 32 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth 17 March 1990
Birthplace Hisar, Haryana, India
Religion Hinduism
Zodiac Sign Pisces

Saina Nehwal is a professional Indian badminton player. Being former no. 1 around the world, she has received more than 24 global titles, which involve 11th Super series awards. Even though she got the world’s 2nd in the year 2009, that was only in the year 2015 that Saina Nehwal was capable of attaining no. 1 ranking, thus emerging as the only woman player from India and the second Indian player as a whole, after Prakash Padukone to accomplish this feat. Saina Nehwal has represented India more than 3 times in Olympics, receiving a bronze medal in her subsequent appearance.

Saina Nehwal has accomplished a number of milestones in Indian badminton history. She is the only Indian player to have received minimum one medal in each BWF main individual event, explicitly the Olympics, the BWF Championships, as well as the BWF Junior Championships. She is the first badminton player from Indian who has received an Olympic medal, together with being the only Indian to have received BWF World Championships or to have reached BWF World Championships final.

In the year 2006, Saina Nehwal emerged as the first youngest Asian to conquest a four-star tournament. Moreover, she has the discrepancy of being first Indian to receive a Super Series title. In Uber Cup 2014, she leaded the Indian team and kept on unbeaten, supporting India to win a bronze medal. It was first medal of India’s in any major BWF team event. She also became the first Indian female to receive two gold medals in Commonwealth Games.

Emerged as one of the most flourished Indian sportspersons, Saina Nehwal is accredited for increasing the fame of badminton all across India. In the year 2016, the Indian Government conferred Padma Bhushan award for her. Formerly, the India’s top two sporting awards, Arjuna Award and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, were also convened on her by Indian Government. Saina is a humanitarian and was positioned on 18th in the list of most generous athletes.

Saina Nehwal was born in Hisar, India on 17th March 1990. She is the second daughter of Usha Rani Nehwal and Dr. Harvir Singh Nehwal. She has an elder sister named Chandranshu Nehwal.  Saina’s father has a PhD in agrarian science and worked at Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University.  She completed her schooling at Campus School CCS HAU, Hisar and did her 12th from St. Ann’s College for Women, Hyderabad. She married to Badminton player, Parupalli Kashyap on December 14, 2018.

Saina Nehwal Education

Qualification 12th Standard
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 None

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Saina Nehwal Career

Profession: Badminton Player

Family & Relatives

Father: Harvir Singh Nehwal

Mother: Usha Nehwal

Brother(s): None

Sister(s): Abu Chandranshu Nehwal

Marital Status: Married

Husband: Parupalli Kashyap

Children: None

Saina Nehwal Favorites

Hobbies: Travelling

Favorite Actor: Shah Rukh Khan, Mahesh Babu

Favorite Food: Aloo Paratha, Kiwi

Favorite Destination: Singapore

Facts You Never Knew About Saina Nehwal!

  • Prior badminton, Saina Nehwal was a victor in karate, wherein she also holds a brown belt.
  • She has received a total of 4 medals under Commonwealth Games three bronze and one gold.
  • Her parents, Usha Nehwal and Harvir Singh, were also local badminton champions of Haryana.
  • Saina Nehwal holds 21 global titles.
  • She was one of the 8 brand ambassadors at Commonwealth Games 2010, held in New Delhi.
  • Saina celebrates her win by coddling in ice cream.
  • Saina’s elder sister named Anshu Nehwal is a model by profession.

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