Saina Nehwal – WiKi, Matches, Awards, Salary, Biography

Saina Nehwal is an Indian Professional Badminton Singles Player. She has won over 24 international titles, which includes eleven Superseries titles. Although she reached the world’s 2nd in the 2009, it was only in 2015 that she was able to attain the world no. 1 ranking, thereby becoming the only female player from India and overall the second Indian player, after Prakash Padukone to achieve this feat.

In 2016, the Government of India (GoI) conferred the Padma Bhushan – India’s third highest civilian award – on her. Previously, the nation’s top two sporting honours, namely the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and the Arjuna Award, were also conferred on her by the Government of India. Nehwal is a philanthropist and was ranked 18th on the list of most charitable athletes.

Saina Nehwal incredible consistent record at the World Championships came to an end after she lost to Mia Blichfeldt in pre-quarterfinal in 3 hard fought games 21–15, 25–27, 12–21. She joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in Delhi on 29 January 2020 in the presence of party’s national general secretary Arun Singh. Her sister Abu Chandranshu Nehwal also joined the party. She was quoted as saying “Narendra Modi is working hard for the country, and has always inspired me”.

Full Name Saina Nehwal
Nick Name Saina
Profession Badminton Singles Player
DOB 17 March 1990
Age 30
Birth Place Hisar, Haryana, India
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Religion Hinduism
Nationality Indian
Current City Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Marital Status Married (14 December 2018)
Affairs Parupalli Kashyap
Physical Appearance Height: 5’ 5

Weight: 65 kg

Family Father: Harvir Singh Nehwal

Mother: Usha Rani Nehwal

Sister: Chanranshu Nehwal

Husband: Parupalli Kashyap

School Campus School CCS HAU, Hisar

St. Ann’s College for Women, Hyderabad

College NA
Qualification PhD in Agricultural Science
Hobbies Travelling
Awards Badminton World Federation (2008),

Arjuna Award (2009),

Padma Shri (2010),

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2009-2010),

Padma Bhushan (2016)

Coach S.M. Arif,

Pullela Gopichand,

Nani Prasad Rao,

Vimal Kumar

National Junior/Senior titles:

S. No. Year Tournament Age group Format Partner Opponent in final Score
1 2002 Sub-Junior National Badminton Championship Under 13 Singles N/A Parsa Naqvi 11–0, 11–4
2 2002 Sub-Junior National Badminton Championship Under 13 Doubles Pizza Bharali Mudra Dhainje / Fernaz Jasdanwala 11–5, 11–4
3 2002 Sub-Junior National Badminton Championship Under 16 Doubles Aparna Balan Manisha Eswarappa / Y. K. Subrata 11–2, 11–3
4 2003 Sub-Junior National Badminton Championship Under 16 Singles N/A Anjali Kalita 11–3, 11–13, 11–2
5 2003 Sub-Junior National Badminton Championship Under 16 Doubles P. Jyotshna G. M. Nischitha / Madhuri Vijay 15–6, 15–7
6 2004 Junior National badminton championships Under 19 Singles N/A Ridhi Pajwani 11–2, 11–4
7 2004 Junior National badminton championships Under 19 Doubles Aparna Balan T. Soumya / Ashwini Chowdary 15–6, 15–10
8 2005 Junior National badminton championships Under 19 Singles N/A Aditi Mutatkar 11–5, 13–10
9 2005 Junior National badminton championships Under 19 Doubles Aparna Balan V. Ruth Misha / Saumya Padhye 15–2,15–4
10 2007 Senior National Badminton Championships Senior Singles N/A Aditi Mutatkar 21–19, 21–16
11 2007 National Games Senior Singles N/A Aditi Mutatkar 24–22, 21–15
12 2008 Senior National Badminton Championships Senior Singles N/A Trupti Murgunde 21–11, 21–10
13 2017 Senior National Badminton Championships Senior Singles N/A P. V. Sindhu 21–17, 27–25
14 2019 Senior National Badminton Championships Senior Singles N/A P. V. Sindhu 21–18, 21–15

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