Age: 49 Years
Hometown: Sonipat, Haryana
Husband: Bikram Singh
|Event(s)||Shot Put, Javelin Throw, and Discus Throw|
|Medals Won||• IWAS World Games (2009): Bronze medal in Shot Put
• Para-Asian Games China (Dec 2010): Bronze Medal
• IPC World Athletics Championship (Jan 2011): Silver Medal
• IWAS World Games Sharjah (Dec 2011): Two Bronze Medals
• Incheon Asian Para Games (2014): Silver medal in women’s 53–54 Javelin throw
• Paralympic Games, Rio (2016): Silver Medal in Shot Put
• Asian Para Games, Jakarta (2018): 2 Bronze Medals (1 Bronze F53/F54 Category in Javelin Throw, 1 Bronze F51/52/53 Category in Discus Throw)
Note: Besides 23 international medals and 58 national and state level medals (51 Gold, 5 Silver, 2 Bronze), she has many more accolades to her name.
|Records||• IPC Asian Record In Javelin F-53 Category
• Three National Records In Throws (Discus, Javelin, and Shot-put) In F-53 Category
• Three National Records In S-1 Swimming Category (Back Stroke, Breast Stroke, and FreeStyle)
• 2008: Swimming in River Yamuna Against The Current For 1 km. Allahabad
• 2009: Riding Special Bike
• 2011: Driving Across Nine High Altitude Passes in Nine Days on Leh-Ladakh Highest Motorable Roads.
• 2013: Longest Pan-India drive done by a paraplegic woman (Chennai-Delhi 3278 km)
|Awards||2007: Rotary Women of the year award
2009: Naari Gaurav Puraskar
2009: Rashtra Gaurav Puraskar
2012: Arjuna Award
2014: Limca people of the year award
2017: Padma Shri Award
2019: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
|Date of Birth||30 September 1970 (Wednesday)|
|Age (as in 2019)||49 Years|
|Birthplace||Bhaiswal, Sonipat District, Haryana|
|School||Kendriya Vidyalaya, Fort William, Calcutta|
|College/University||Sophia College, Ajmer, Rajasthan|
|Political Inclination||Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
|Controversy||In 2016, she appealed to get Khel Ratna award. She said-
I felt that there has been an oversight. Where’s the deficiency. Do I need to win one more medal in the 2020 Games at the age of 50 to be given this award Hindustan Times
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||27 June 1989|
|Husband/Spouse||Bikram Singh (Indian Army Officer)
• Ambika Malik (Works at Rotaract Club of JGU)
• Devika Malik (Works at CCYDN Commonwealth Children & Youth Disability Network)
|Parents||Father- Balkrishan Nagpal (Indian Army Personnel)
Mother- Veena Nagpal
|Siblings||Brother- Vikram Nagpal
Some Lesser Known Facts About Deepa Malik
- Deepa Malik is a well-known para-athlete of India. She is the Khel Ratna, Padma Shri, and an Arjuna Awardee.
- She was born like a normal child, but at the age of 5, she was diagnosed with spine tumour; which was treated for three years.
- In the year 1999, she was again diagnosed with a spinal tumour and then walking became impossible for her. The spinal tumour was operated by conducting 3 surgeries and 183 stitches. This made her lower body paralysed.
- When she was 36 years old, she decided to pursue a career in sports.
- She has participated in various adventure sports and has won accolades for those.
- Deepa is an enthusiastic motor-biker and has covered 1700 km drive in 8-days and that too in sub-zero temperatures.
- GoSports Foundation supports her through their Para Champions Program.
- She became the first physically disabled person in India to receive an official rally license from the Federation Motor Sports Club of India (FMSCI).
- In 2008, she swam against the current in the river Yamuna (1 km), for which she was registered in the Limca Book of Records.
- Deepa was a member of the working group in the formulation of the 12th five-year plan (2012-2017) on Physical Education & Sports.
- Later, she became the brand ambassador for NMDC ‘Clean India’ or ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.’
- In 2016’s Paralympic Games, she won a silver medal in the shot put.
- In the Asian Para Games 2018, she became the only Indian women to win medals in 3 consecutive Asian Para Games (2010, 2014, 2018).
- On 25 March 2019, she joined the Indian Political Party- BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party).
- In 2019, Deepa Malik and Para-Badminton athlete, Manasi Joshi, appeared in the ‘Karamveer’ episode (11 October 2019) of Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 (2019).