She has achieved some remarkable feats in past one year like achieving the 2nd ranking in the world, winning three International tournaments back to back and upsetting top seeded players in World Badminton. Since she couldn't mix up with the kids of her new locality due to language barriers, her mother started playing badminton with her. Saina Nehwal's parents played badminton for a number of years. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. While the first one showed her mother, Usha Nehwal pushing up weights, the second featured her father cycling. Seeing her interest in the sport, her parents enrolled her at the Pullela Gopichand Academy where she started her professional training under S. M. Arif. This entry was posted by Sushant on October 16, 2010 at 5:53 am, and is filed under Indian Sportsperson. Saina’s dad, Harvir Singh, was a district badminton champion in Haryana and so was her mom - Usha. As a child, she was pushed to take up karate at a very young age. When she became the under-19 national champion in 2006. Also, she won a Gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games which were held in India. Her mother, Usha Rani, was a state-level badminton player in Haryana. Saina was born on March 17. Saina was born to a sports background family on March 17, 1990, in Hisar District, Haryana. Saina's first major victory came in the year 2003 when she won the Junior National Championship at the age of 13 years. Saina Nehwal is an Indian female badminton player who was born on 17 March 1990 at Hisar in Haryana. In October 2016, she was appointed as a member of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes’ Commission. Saina did her badminton training from the Gopichand Badminton Academy. Her parents have also been state-level badminton champions for Haryana. - In 2018, she appeared in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 at number 58, a list based on the income and popularity of Indian celebrities. 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Saina Nehwal, who is set to marry fellow badminton star Kashyap on December 16, tells mid-day that their Hyderabad wedding preparations are being handled by parents from both sides In Hisar, ‘Saina Nehwal Institute of Agricultural Technology, Training & Education’ at ‘Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University’ is named after her. Saina Nehwal (Childhood) with her parents and sister Abu Chandranshu Nehwal. 1990 in a Jat family in Hisar. You can skip to the end and leave a response. In the 2004 Commonwealth Youth Games, she won the silver medal. Saina returned to the court in 2014 after recovering from an injury and won the India Grand Prix Gold, The Star Australian Badminton Open and the Thaihot China Open. Saina made her first major impact in the Indian badminton when she helped the Indian Badminton Team to win the Bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. She was the first badminton player from India to win an Olympic medal. Saina has appeared on the cover of various magazines like ‘Women’s Health,’ ‘Femina,’ etc. Anushka Sharma Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Measurements & Much More! On 29 January 2020, Saina joined the Bharatiya Janata Party; ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections in February 2020. Both her parents were renowned athletes in Haryana, and this provided a very favorable platform to start her career. Deepika Padukone Height, Weight, Age, Affairs & More! In addition to this, she has also won the All India Jr. Saina Nehwal was training in Karate until 1998 when her father was transferred to Hyderabad. She was awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award this year for her magnificent performance in International tournaments. Her parents, Harvir Singh and Usha Nehwal, were also state badminton champions in Haryana. In 2005, she got selected to play in the under-19 national team and became the U-19 national champion in 2006; after winning Asian Satellite Badminton tournament twice. She faced injuries in the year 2016 and 2017, due to which she didn’t play in several tournaments. Her grandmother was not happy at her birth; as she wanted a boy. She has also appeared as a guest on some TV shows like ‘Satyamev Jayate,’ ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil,’ and ‘The Kapil Sharma Show.’. Nehwal was born on March 17, 1990, in Hisar, Haryana state, India. She has an elder sister named Abu Chandranshu Nehwal who is a boutique designer. Also, she won the Silver medal in the Girls Singles event at the 2006 World Junior Championship. Saina Nehwal – Sister and parents. I am a very hardworking and I love hardworking persons. Biography – Indian Sportsperson- Saina Nehwal. Dr. Harvir Singh encouraged her daughter to took up game of badminton. The Pullela Gopichand’s Academy of Badminton became the training ground of Saina Nehwal where she had developed her game and polished her skills. She is a right-handed shuttler who is a second generation badminton player. Indian badminton ace - Saina Nehwal - was born to parents Harvir Singh Nehwal and Usha Rani in 1990. Saina Nehwal belongs to the Hisar in Haryana and she got her badminton genes from both of her parents including Dr. Harvir Singh and mother Usha Rani. She was also the clear winner at the National Games that took place at Guwahati. - Saina Nehwal. Saina Nehwal with Her Father Saina's father was a diligent person and always wished her daughter to be one of the eminent badminton players. Winning is everything." Saina Nehwal belongs to the Hisar in Haryana and she got her badminton genes from both of her parents including Dr. Harvir Singh and mother Usha Rani. 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