Mary Kom (Boxer) Height, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Mary Kom

Full NameChungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte
NicknameMary Kom, Magnificent Mary
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 160 cm
in meters- 1.60 m
in feet inches- 5’ 3”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBrown
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 March 1983
Age (as in 2018)35 Years
Birth PlaceKangathei, Manipur, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
HometownKangathei, Manipur, India
SchoolLoktak Christian Model High School, Moirang, Manipur, India
St. Xavier Catholic School, Moirang, Manipur, India
Adimjati High School, Imphal, India
CollegeChurachandpur College, Manipur, India (Manipur University)
Educational QualificationGraduate
First CoachK. Kosana Meitei (Imphal, India)
DebutDomestic: State Boxing Championship (2000)
International: Women's World Amateur Boxing Championship (2001)
Career Turning PointSummer Olympics 2012
FamilyFather- Mangte Tonpa Kom (Farmer, Ex- Wrestler)
Mother- Mangte Akham KomMary Kom parents
Siblings- Chung, Nei, Jang (Younger)
HobbiesMartial Arts, Travelling, Watching TV, Singing
Favourite Things
Favourite Food'Tahini', 'Falafel'
Favourite ActressPriyanka Chopra
Favourite SingerLata Mangeshkar
Favourite SportsVolleyball, Football, Athletics, Wrestling
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affair/BoyfriendKarung Onkholer Kom (Footballer)
Husband/SpouseKarung Onkholer Kom (Footballer)Mary Kom with husband and sons
Marriage Date2005
ChildrenSons- Rechungvar Kom, Khupneivar Kom (Twins- b.2007), Prince Kom (b.2013)
Daughter- N/A
Money Factor
SalaryNot Known
Net Worth $520,000

Mary Kom

Some Lesser Known Facts About Mary Kom

  • Does Mary Kom smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Mary Kom drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Mary Kom is an Indian boxer who belongs to Kom tribal community in the north-eastern state of Manipur.
  • She came from a poor family where her parents worked for Jhum cultivation.
  • Up to 8th standard, she studied in the village school and later in the 9th and 10th standard moved to Imphal. However, when she failed in her exams, she dropped out of school and decided to give her 10th exams privately. Mary Kom during her school days
  • From her childhood, she was good at sports and got inspired by Indian boxer Dingko Singh, finally, at the age of 15, she decided to pursue the boxing as a career.
  • She kept her interest towards boxing a secret from her father as he was concerned that boxing would hurt her face and spoil her chances of marriage.
  • In 2001, when she participated in the national games, she met her husband Onler who was a law student at the Delhi University where they fell in love and got married in 2005.Mary Kom marriage
  • After marriage, she blessed with twin boys (2007), another son (2013) and took a break from boxing and soon resumed the boxing and won a silver medal in Asian Woman’s Boxing Championship in 2008. Mary Kom in Asian Woman’s Boxing Championship in 2008
  • In 2012, she is the only woman boxer to qualify from India for the Olympics and won a bronze medal. Mary Kom in Olympics
  • She is the only woman boxer who won a medal in each one of the six world championships and a 5 times ‘World Amateur Boxing Champion’.
  • She has also been ranked as No. 4  in AIBA World Women’s Ranking Flyweight category.
  • She has been honoured with the 3rd highest civilian award of India- ‘Padma Bhushan’, apart from several awards and accolades, she has also been awarded with National awards like ‘Arjuna Award’ and ‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna’. Ex- President Pratibha Patil presenting Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award to Mary Kom
  • She is the brand ambassador for ‘Super Fight League’ and has also appeared on its final episode.
  • In 2014, based on her, a biopic film ‘Mary Kom’ was made by Omung Kumar. Mary Kom
  • On 26 April 2016, she was nominated by the President of India as a member of the Parliament in the Rajya Sabha.
  • In March 2017, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, designated her, along with Indian boxer Akhil Kumar, as a national observer for boxing.
  • Apart from boxing, she has also done several ad campaigns.
  • She is a pet lover. Mary Kom a pet lover
  • She is an animal rights activist and supporter of PETA India. PETA
  • Here is the detailed interview with ‘Magnificent Mary’:

  • Besides being a boxing champion, she has also got a melodious voice, and in 2018, she took social media by storm by singing Lata Mangeshkar‘s popular song “Ajeeb Dastan Hai Ye.”