Saina Nehwal Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Affairs & More

Saina Nehwal

NicknameSteffi Saina
ProfessionBadminton Player
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 5"
Weightin Kilograms- 58 Kg
in Pounds- 128 lbs
Figure Measurements34-26-34
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutIndia Asian Satellite (2005)
Coach/MentorPullela Gopichand, Nani Prasad Rao, S. M. Arif and Vimal Kumar
Records/Achievements (main ones)• 1st Indian women to be ranked #1 in the Badminton World Federation in the Women's Singles.
• Won the under-10 state-level badminton championship.
• Won the World Super Series thrice.
• Youngest Asian player to win a 4-star tournament (Philippines Open).
• First player ever to win the Asian Satellite Badminton tournament twice.
• Won a Bronze medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Women's singles.
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
Birth PlaceHisar, Haryana, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
HometownHisar, Haryana, India
SchoolCampus 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
CollegeNot Known
Educational Qualifications12th Standard
FamilyFather- Harvir Singh Nehwal
Mother- Usha Nehwal
Sister- Abu Chandranshu Nehwal
Brother- N/A
Saina Nehwal with her family
ControversiesNot Known
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodAloo Parantha, Kiwi
Favourite ActorShah Rukh Khan
Favourite Destination Singapore
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known

Saina Nehwal


Some Lesser Known Facts About Saina Nehwal

  • Does Saina Nehwal smoke?: No
  • Does Saina Nehwal drink alcohol?: No
  • Saina belongs to Haryana but her family shifted to Hyderabad when she was 5 years old.
  • Her grandmother was not happy at her birth as she wanted a boy.
  • Badminton is in her genes as both her parents were state level badminton champions for Haryana.
  • On 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 50km away to a badminton academy on a daily basis.
  • In 2012, she won the bronze medal at the London Olympics.
  • She was honoured with the prestigious Arjuna Award in 2009, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2010, and the Padma Shri Award in 2010.
  • Her mother often call her Steffi Saina as she has been a huge fan of tennis star Steffi Graff.
  • She did her badminton training from the Gopichand Badminton Academy.
  • She was a brown belt in Karate.
  • Due to her busy schedule, she doesn’t get any thime to watch a film, TV or even social media.
  • In October 2016, she was appointed as a member of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes’ Commission.

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