Saina Nehwal is an outstanding badminton player who has achieved world number 1 ranking in 2015. She is the second female athlete after Prakash Padukone and the only Indian female athlete to achieve this feat. She also holds the record of being the first Indian badminton player to win an Olympic medal. Through this article, we will look at her birth, age, family, career, achievements and more.
Saina Nehwal Biography: Saina Nehwal is an outstanding badminton player who was ranked number one in the world in 2015. She is second only to Prakash Padukone and the only female player from India to achieve this feat. She is also the first Indian badminton player to win an Olympic medal. In her career spanning over a decade, Nehwal has won several international and national titles, including the Padma Bhushan.
Through this article, we will look at her birth, age, family, career, achievements and more.
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|Birth||17 March 1990|
|Education||CCS HAU, HisarBharatiya Vidya Bhavan Public School, HyderabadNIRD School Rajendranagar, HyderabadSt. Ann’s College for Women, Hyderabad|
|parents||Harveer Singh Nehwal (Vadil) Usha Rani Nehwal (Mother)|
|the husband||Parupalli Kashyap|
|achievement||More than 24 international titles|
Saina Nehwal Biography: Birth, Age and Family
Saina Nehwal was born on 17 March 1990 in Hisar, Haryana to Harvir Singh Nehwal and Usha Rani Nehwal. Her father Chaudhary Charan Singh worked at Haryana Agricultural University while her mother was a state level badminton player in Haryana.
Saina Nehwal Teaching
Saina Nehwal attended various schools in Haryana and Hisar to complete her pre-university education. These campus schools are CCS HAU, Hisar, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Public School, Hyderabad, NIRD School Rajendranagar, Hyderabad and St. Anne’s College for Women, Hyderabad.
Saina Nehwal’s Career
Saina Nehwal started the sport at the age of eight and her family moved to Hyderabad from Haryana. Not knowing the local language, she started playing badminton to communicate with other children. Moreover, she wanted to fulfill her mother’s dream of becoming a national level badminton player.
In 2006, Saina Nehwal became the U-19 national champion and created history by winning the Asian Satellite Badminton Tournament twice – the first player to do so. At the age of 16, she became the first Indian woman and the youngest player from Asia to win the Philippines Open, a 4-star tournament.
After entering the international badminton circuit, Nehwal competed in various international championships such as the 2006 BWF World Junior Championship, the 2006 Doha Asian Games and the 2007 BWF World Championship.
In 2008, she won the World Junior Badminton Championship, becoming the first Indian to achieve this feat. The same year, she won the Chinese Taipei Open and was named the ‘Most Promising Player’ by the BWF.
In 2009, she became the first Indian to win the BWF Super Series by winning the Indonesian Open. In the same year, she won the India Grand Prix.
Saina Nehwal won the 2010 India Open Grand Prix Gold, Singapore Open Super Series 2010 and retained the Indonesia Open title. She won gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and the 2010 Hong Kong Super Series – her fourth career Super Series title.
In 2011, she won the Swiss Open title.
The following year, she successfully defended the Swiss Open, Thailand Open title, Indonesian Open and Denmark Open. She won bronze medal in London Olympics.
In 2014, Nehwal won the 2014 India Open Grand Prix Gold Tournament, 2014 Australian Super Series and became the first Indian to win the China Open.
She won the 2015 Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold, and the India Open, becoming the first Indian player to do so in the women’s category. In the same year, she won a silver medal at the World Championships in Jakarta.
Saina Nehwal struggled with her injuries at the start of 2016 but eventually recovered and settled for a bronze medal at the Badminton Asia Championships. She also won the Australian Super Series that year. Due to her injuries, Nehwal was unable to make an impression at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Despite the injury, Savarat Nehwal won the Malaysia Masters and had to settle for bronze at the World Championships. She defeated PV Sindhu to win the Senior National Badminton Championship.
In the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Nehwal defeated PV Sindhu to win the gold medal. She won a bronze medal in the Asian Championships. She won a bronze medal at the 2018 Asian Games, India’s first medal in 36 years. In 2019, Nehwal won her first BWF Super 500 title, the Indonesia Masters.
She achieved a rare feat by winning medals at the Olympics, World Championships, Commonwealth Games, Asian Championships and Asian Games.
Achievements of Saina Nehwal
Saina Nehwal has won more than 24 international titles including 11 Super Series titles. In 2016, she was awarded the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award by the GOI. She was also awarded Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award by the Government of India.
Saina Nehwal Ranking
In June 2010, she reached a career high of world No. 3 in the women’s singles badminton world rankings. A month later, she reached a career-high world ranking of No. 2 but fell to No. 7 in September 2010. In 2015, she became World No. 1.
Saina Nehwal Instructor
She received her initial training at Pullela Gopichand’s Gopichand Badminton Academy and joined the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bangalore where she studied at the U. Trained under Vimal Kumar and became world number one in 2015. In 2017, Nehwal returned. Train under Gopichand.
Saina Nehwal Husband
Saina Nehwal is married to fellow badminton player Parupalli Kashyap. The couple tied the knot on 14 December 2018 in an intimate ceremony.
Saina Nehwal BJP
On 29 January 2020, Nehwal joined the BJP in Delhi in the presence of the party’s national general secretary Arun Singh. She takes inspiration from Prime Minister Modi. Her sister Abu Chandranshu also joined the party