Jitu Rai (Shooter) Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography

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Age: 37 Years
Hometown: Sankhuwasabha District, Nepal
Height: 5' 4"

Jitu Rai

ProfessionShooter, Army Service
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 4" (162 cm)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Turned Pro2014
Current teamIndian Shooting
Coach/MentorGarvaraj Rai (in Lucknow)
Records/Achievements (main ones)• He won 3 medals in ISSF World Cup (2014) and was ranked no. 1 shooter in the world in 10-metre air pistol.
• He won a gold medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games scoring 194.1 points, a world record.
• He won a gold medal in 2014 Asian Games in 50m pistol category.
• On 24 October 2017, Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu won the 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team event gold at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range.
• On 9 April 2018, he won a gold in men's 10m air pistol event and made a new Commonwealth Games record.
Career Turning PointIn 2014, when he won 3 medals in ISSF World Cup (2014)
Awards2020: Padma Shri
Jitu rai receiving Padma Shri from President Ram Nath Kovind
Personal Life
Date of Birth25 August 1987 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2024)37 Years
BirthplaceSankhuwasabha District, Nepal
Zodiac signVirgo
HometownSankhuwasabha District, Nepal
SchoolNot Known
CollegeDevi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), Indore, Madhya Pradesh
FamilyFather- Not Known (Served Indian Army, Died in 2006)
Mother- Not Known (Farmer)
Siblings- Jitu is 4th among 5 siblings
Girls, Family & More
Marital Status Married
Wife/SpouseName Not Known

Jitu Rai

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jitu Rai

  • He used to do farming in his village before he joined Indian Army.
  • His father died in the year 2006.
  • He is currently serving Indian Army with the rank of Naib-Subedar in “11 Gorkha Rifles” regiment.
  • He joined Indian Army in 2006. He got promoted from the rank of Sepoy to higher ranks because of his achievements in shooting.
  • Due to dip in his performance in 2010, he was sent back to unit from AMU, Mhow (Indore) where he was getting trained. But later he joined the training again after some good performances.
  • In July 2024, he announced his retirement from the Indian Army to provide coaching to young athletes. In a social media post, he wrote that he was planning to open a shooting academy and was open to being a part of the national coaching staff.