Birthday: 17-03-1990
Age: 29
Star sign: Aries

Badminton World Federation has marked her with the first rank for her outstanding Badminton skills. Born to state level badminton parents Harvir Singh and Usha Rani, she has been passionate about the game since her childhood. Coming from Hisar district of Haryana, this little girl from Haryana received her primary training from S.M Arif and Nani Prasad in Hyderabad where they resided. As a child, she had also mastered herself in Karate. She had pursued her education in the schools in Hyderabad.

With age, she gained proficiency in the art of Badminton and made her way among the prime 16 candidates in Indian Satellite Tournament in 2006 as an under 19 candidate. Since, the beginning of her training, Nehwal has shown her keen interest in the games making her position both nationally and internationally. At a young age of 25 years, she has already bagged Indonesia Super Series organised in Jakarta in 2012, gold medal in 2010 Commonwealth Games and the bronze medal in Asian Games also in the year 2010.

She made the country proud by winning Bronze in the London Olympics of 2012. She has played roughly 444 games out of which she won around 316 of them. Currently holding the proud 2nd rank in the women’s singles category, this lady has added numerous feathers to her cap. Saina Nehwal has also been the receiver of Arjuna Award while her mentor and coach have been awarded the prestigious Dronacharya Award. Presently, Nehwal plays for Hyderabad in the Indian Badminton League and is acclaimed to have the potential to bag the Gold in the coming Olympics.

At present she is being coached under Pullela Gopichand, Saina is also serving as he brand ambassador of Sahara India. With rumours that Nehwal is engaged with a co-player in the air, the lady has made a prominent mark for herself in the history of World Badminton. She has been successfully ranked the 7th best player in the world.