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Saina Nehwal Age, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More


Saina Nehwal
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Bio/Wiki
ProfessionBadminton Player
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx.)34-26-34
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Badminton
International DebutAsian Badminton Satellite tournament in 2005
Coach(es)/Mentor(s)S. M. Arif, Pullela Gopichand, Nani Prasad Rao, Vimal Kumar
Records (main ones)2006
• First player to win the Asian Satellite Badminton tournament twice.
• First Indian woman and youngest Asian player to win a 4-star Philippines Open tournament.
2008
• First Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships.
• First Indian woman to reach the quarter finals at the Olympic Games.
2009
First Indian to win the title of BWF Super Series.
2010
First Indian woman to reach the semi finals of 2010 All-England Super Series.
2011
First Indian singles player to reach the final of the BWF Super Series Masters Finals.
2014
First Indian woman to win the China Open Super Series Premier.
2015
• First Indian woman badminton player to reach the finals of the All England Open Badminton Championships.
• First Indian woman badminton player to be ranked world number one in the Badminton World Federation in Women’s Singles.
2018
First Indian woman badminton player to win the Asian badminton medal for India at the Asian Games.
Awards, Achievements 2006
• Bronze Medal at Commonwealth Games in Melbourne
• Won a four-star badminton Philippines Open tournament at Pasig City, Manila
• Won the Philippines Open Grand Prix
2007
Gold Medal at National Games in Guwahati
2008
• Won the Chinese Taipei Open Grand Prix Gold
• Won the World Junior Badminton Championships tournament in Pune
• Most Promising Player of the Year Award by Badminton World Federation (BWF)
2009
• Won the Indonesia Open tournament at Jakarta
• Arjuna Award
Saina Nehwal received Arjuna Award
2010
• Won the Singapore Open Super Series in Lion City
• Won the Yonex Sunrise Indian Open tournament in Chennai
• Bronze Medal at Asian Badminton Championships in New Delhi
• Won the India Open Grand Prix
• Silver Medal in Mixed Team Event at Commonwealth Games in Delhi
• Gold Medal at Commonwealth Games in Delhi
• Won the Hong Kong Open Badminton Super Series
• Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
Saina Nehwal received Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
• Padma Shri Award
Saina Nehwal received Padma Shri Award
2011
Won the Swiss Open tournament in Basel
2012
• Won the Swiss Open tournament in Basel
• Won the Indonesia Super Series in Jakarta
• Bronze Medal at London Olympics in Women’s Singles
• Won the Denmark Open Super Series in Odense
• An honorary doctorate degree by Mangalayatan University
2014
• Bronze Medal at Asian Games
• Won the Australian Badminton Open Super Series
• Won the China Super Series Premier
2015
• Won the India Super Series in New Delhi
• Silver Medal at World Championships in Jakarta
2016
• Won the Australian Badminton Open Super Series in Sydney
• An honorary doctorate degree in literature by SRM University
• Padma Bhushan Award
Saina Nehwal received Padma Bhushan Award
2017
• Won the Malaysia Masters tournament
• Bronze Medal at World Badminton Championships in Glasgow
2018
• Gold Medal at Commonwealth Games in Women’s Singles
• Gold Medal in badminton mixed team event at Commonwealth Games
• Bronze Medal at Asian Badminton Championships
Career Turning PointWhen she became the under-19 national champion in 2006.
Personal Life
Date of Birth17 March 1990
Age (as in 2018)28 Years
BirthplaceHisar, Haryana, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
NationalityIndian
HometownHisar, Haryana, India
School(s)• 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/UniversityNone
Educational Qualification12th Standard
ReligionHinduism
HobbiesTravelling
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsParupalli Kashyap (Badminton Player)
Saina Nehwal with Parupalli Kashyap
Marriage DateAccording to reports, her probable marriage date with Parupalli Kashyap is 16 December 2018.
Family
Husband/SpouseN/A
ParentsFather- Harvir Singh Nehwal (Scientist)
Mother- Usha Nehwal
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Abu Chandranshu Nehwal (Elder)
Saina Nehwal with her family
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Aloo Paratha, Kiwi
Favourite Actor(s)Shah Rukh Khan, Mahesh Babu
Favourite Athlete(s)Cricketer- Sachin Tendulkar
Tennis Player- Roger Federer
Favourite DestinationSingapore
Style Quotient
Car CollectionBMW
Saina Nehwal poses with her BMW car

Saina NehwalSome Lesser Known Facts About Saina Nehwal

  • Does Saina Nehwal smoke?: No
  • Does Saina Nehwal drink alcohol?: No
  • Saina Nehwal belongs to Haryana, but her family shifted to Hyderabad when she was 5 years old.

    Saina Nehwal (Childhood) with her parents and sister Abu Chandranshu Nehwal

    Saina Nehwal (Childhood) with her parents and sister Abu Chandranshu Nehwal

  • Her grandmother was not happy at her birth; as she wanted a boy.
  • Her parents have also been state-level badminton champions for Haryana.
  • On the advice of badminton coach Nani Prasad Rao, she started playing badminton at the age of 8. For her training, her father used to take her 50 km away to a badminton academy on a daily basis.

    Saina Nehwal during their younger days

    Saina Nehwal during their younger days

  • Saina did her badminton training from the Gopichand Badminton Academy.
  • In 2005, she got selected to play in the under-19 national team and became the U-19 national champion in 2006; after winning Asian Satellite Badminton tournament twice.
  • Her mother often calls her “Steffi Saina;” as she has been a huge fan of tennis star “Steffi Graff.”
  • She has a brown belt in Karate.
  • In 2012, Sachin Tendulkar gave her BMW as a gift; after she won the gold medal in the Olympics.

    Sachin Tendulkar gifted BMW to Saina Nehwal

    Sachin Tendulkar gifted BMW to Saina Nehwal

  • In the same year, Saina Nehwal released her autobiography ‘Playing to Win: My Life On and Off Court.’

    Saina Nehwal's autobiography 'Playing to Win- My Life On and Off Court'

    Saina Nehwal’s autobiography ‘Playing to Win- My Life On and Off Court’

  • In October 2016, she was appointed as a member of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes’ Commission.
  • She faced injuries in the year 2016 and 2017, due to which she didn’t play in several tournaments.
  • Saina has appeared on the cover of various magazines like ‘Women’s Health,’ ‘Femina,’ etc.

    Saina Nehwal on the cover of Femina magazine

    Saina Nehwal on the cover of Femina magazine

  • She has also appeared as a guest on some TV shows like ‘Satyamev Jayate,’ ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil,’ and ‘The Kapil Sharma Show.’

    Saina Nehwal on the set of 'The Kapil Sharma Show'

    Saina Nehwal on the set of ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’

  • In Hisar, ‘Saina Nehwal Institute of Agricultural Technology, Training & Education’ at ‘Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University’ is named after her.
  • She has endorsed numerous famous brands like Vaseline, Fortune Cooking Oil, Emami, Godrej No Marks, Edelweiss Group, Huawei Honor Smartphone, Star Sports, NECC, Indian Overseas Bank, Top Ramen Noodles, Herbalife Nutrition, Yonex,  Iodex, Sahara Group, etc.
  • Saina Nehwal is a dog lover.

    Saina Nehwal loves dogs

    Saina Nehwal loves dogs

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