Rupa Rani Tirkey Height, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Husband: Amrit Minj
Age: 35 Years
Hometown: Ranchi, Jharkhand

Rupa Rani Tirkey

ProfessionLawn bowler
Known forBeing the part of the Indian quartet that won the Lawn Bowls event at the Commonwealth Games 2022, defeating South Africa 17-10 in the final (India's first-ever medal in the sport) against New Zealand
Physical Stats & More
[1]Gold Coast 2018 Heightin centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
[2]Gold Coast 2018 Weightin kilograms- 68 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Bowls career
Medals• Asia Pacific Bowls Championships (2009) held in Malaysia
Bronze in triples and fours

• Asia Pacific Bowls Championships (2019) held in Australia
Bronze in triples

• Commonwealth Games (2022) held in Birminghum
Gold in fours
Coach• Madhukant Pathak (a former cricket umpire)
• Richard Gayle
Personal Life
Date of Birth27 September 1987 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2022) 35 Years
BirthplaceRanchi, Jharkhand
Zodiac signLibra
HometownRanchi, Jharkhand
SchoolSt. Anne's Girls High School, Ranchi
College/University• Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education & Sports Sciences, Delhi
• Gossner College, Ranchi
Education QualificationBachelor of Arts in History
Rupa Rani Tirkey's Facebook post about her religious views
AddressRaja Bungalow Compound, Sujata Chowk
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date29 January 2022
Rupa Rani Tirkey's wedding image
Husband/SpouseAmrit Minj (engineer)
ParentsFather- Ujjwal Tirkey (worked in the office of the superintendent of railway police, Tatanagar)
Mother- Amita Tirkey (worked in a post office)
Rupa Rani Tirkey's mother

Note: After Ruparani’s father passed away, her mother was given the post office position, which was previously held by her father.
SiblingsSister- Raina Rani Tirkey (sports teacher at Tirkey Bishop School, Doranda)
Rupa Rani Tirkey with her sister
Rupa Rani Tirkey

Some Lesser Known Facts About Rupa Rani Tirkey

  • Rupa Rani Tirkey is an Indian lawn bowler who is known for being the skipper of the Indian quartet that won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022. The women’s fours team at CWG 2022 comprised Lovely Choubey (lead), Pinki (second), Nayanmoni Saikia (third), and Rupa Rani Tirkey (skip). Rupa Rani works as the Director of Sports & Youth Affairs in West Singhbhum district, Jharkhand.
  • Rupa did not start her career with lawn bowl. In an interview, she talked about this and said,

    Before joining lawn balls, I played kabaddi and basketball at the national level. Meanwhile, a well-wisher told me about lawn ball. I didn’t know about this game then. I liked it when I started playing.”

  • In an interview, Rupa Rani said that the position of a skipper in the team is very challenging. She said that they were provided coaching till 2018 but after the Covid-19 pandemic, due to a lack of funds at the federation, they trained themselves.
  • In an interview, after winning the semi-final in CWG 2022, she expressed her happiness and said,

    We cannot express our feelings in words. We have fought as a team and now our journey doesn’t end here. We have to play in a similar fashion against South Africa and do what hasn’t been done before.”

  • In an interview, their team manager Anju Luthra talked about their win and said,

    I am like their mother, I am attached with them since 2009. It’s a long journey, they’re like my daughters, my family. Getting a medal is important, because when we go back to India, the federation always says ‘what have you done?’, so we want to prove that we are not less than any other game.”

  • After qualifying for the final in CWG, she expressed her disappointment over the fact that people only knew one sportsperson hailing from Ranchi which was MS Dhoni and nobody knew about her.

    Rupa Rani Tirkey with MS Dhoni

    Rupa Rani Tirkey with MS Dhoni

  • The students of Gossner College, Ranchi have congratulated Roopa Rani Tirkey for her stupendous victory.