Saina Nehwal Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 25 Dec, 2016
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Name Saina Nehwal
Birth Name Saina Nehwal
Nick Name Saina
Father Harvir Singh Nehwal
Mother Usha Nehwal
Nationality Indian
Birth Place/City Hisar district
Ethnicity Mix
Profession Badminton player
Net Worth Rs 17 crore
Salary Rs. 2 crores
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Face Color Mix
Weight in KG 57 kg (125 lb)
Affair with Parupalli Kashyap
Girlfriend Parupalli Kashyap
Married N/A
Awards Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
Books Playing to Win, Mera Racket, Meri Duniya: (Hindi Edition), Mera Racket Meri Duniya
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Saina Nehwal was born on 17 March 1990 in Hisar District, Haryana. She is an Indian badminton player and is currently ranked number 1 in the world by the Badminton World Federation. She is the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championships and to won the medal in Badminton at the Olympics for India. Sania won a Bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, becoming the second Indian women to win an individual medal at the sports event. She is supported by the Olympic Gold Quest.


Saina Nehwal was born in a Jat family. Saina Nehwal is the daughter of Harvir Singh and Usha Nehwal. Her family shifted to Hydatabadh, Telangana and are currently living in Hyderabad. Her parents were former State Badminton Winners so her talent and dedication for badminton are within the gene. She started playing badminton at a tender age of eight.

Saina Nehwal was trained by Nani Prasad and was under strict fitness regime prepared by her trainer, at her childhood age only. She studied Lower KG to the third standard at Campus School CCS HAU, Hisar. She completed her tenth standard from Bhartiya Vidhya Bhawan’s Vidhyasharam School and the National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD) School Rajendranagar, Hyderabad.


Saina Nehwal became badminton under-19 National Champion, follow by victory in the prestigious Asian Satellite Badminton tournament. She is the first Indian to win World Junior Badminton Championships in 2008 and the first Indian to win Indonesian Open - a BWF Super Series in 2009. During London Olympics 2012, she won a Bronze Medal in the mega event. At present, she has won several accolades and rewards. In 2014, Saina Nehwal won Women's Singles of India Open Grand Prix Gold Tournament in January.

Personal life

The news of Saina Nehwal dating Parupalli Kashyap flung in the media. Both are good friends and often hang out together. Kashyap reacted in a friendly way that this is all untrue. Still, Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap’s relationship was in talks but up to date the boyfriend status of Saina is unknown.

Saina Nehwal marriage plans are not yet made she left the decision of marriage is to her parents. When asked about Saina Nehwal husband name, she replied smilingly that she is focused on her career these days and not in a mood of marriage soon. Her parents must be searching for handsome son in law. Saina is unmarried till date.


In 2010, the announcement of Saina Nehwal Padma Shri award made her outstanding player and got recognition and respect at a young age. Saina Nehwal was awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2009. She also has been awarded by the Arjun award in 2009. She has also been awarded by cash prize after her medal in Olympic.


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