Sanjita Chanu (Weightlifter) Height, Weight, Age, Family, Biography & More


Sanjita Chanu

Full NameKhumukcham Sanjita Chanu
Famous ForTwo time Commonwealth Games Champion in Weightlifting
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 152 cm
in meters- 1.52 m
in feet inches- 5’
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 50 kg
in pounds- 110 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Event(s)48 kg and 53 kg
RecordShe holds the Commonwealth Games record in snatch event with a lift of 85 kg
Personal Life
Date of Birth2 January 1994
Age (as in 2018) 24 Years
BirthplaceImphal, Manipur, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signCapricorn
HometownImphal, Manipur, India
ReligionNot Known
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusNot Known
Husband/SpouseNot Known
ParentsNames Not Known
Favourite Things
Favourite WeightlifterKunjarani Devi
Favourite Food(s)Chamthong, Eromba (a delightful combination of rice and fish), Singju (famous Manipuri salad)

Sanjita Chanu


Some Lesser Known Facts About Sanjita Chanu

  • In 2006, Chanu started weightlifting at the age of twelve.
  • She considers Kunjarani Devi, a veteran weightlifter who is also from Manipur, as her idol. Sanjita Chanu's Idol Kunjarani Devi
  • She started with 72 kg weightlifting and straightway shifted to 77 kg without dropping even a single weight in the snatch. Sanjita Chanu Weightlifting
  • She delivered India its second gold in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. With a total lift of 192 kg, Sanjita defeated Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea. Sanjita Chanu (Centre) And Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea (Extreme Left)
  • She won the first Gold for India at the 2014 Glasgow CW Games. While Chanu won Gold at Glasglow, her fellow weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won a Silver for India. Sanjita Chanu (Centre) And Mirabai Chanu (Extreme Left)
  • After winning gold at CWG 2014, Chanu suffered a back injury and had to give the upcoming Asian Games and the World Weightlifting Championships a miss.
  • In the 53 kg weight category, she holds the Commonwealth Games record of 84 kg for the Snatch segment. Sanjita Chanu Record
  • She was a bit unhappy for not finding her name in the final list of Arjuna awardees. Chanu hoped to get her name positioned at least in the final list of Arjuna awardees.