Babita Kumari Phogat is an Indian female freestyle wrestler, television personality and politician. She came into the spotlight after she won a Silver medal at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. She is one of the most accomplished female wrestlers in the history of India. In 2019, she participated in Nach Baliye 9 along with her fiance Vivek Suhag.
Babita Phogat was born on 20 november 1989 in Bhiwani, Haryana. After completing her schooling, she enrolled herself in MDU, Rohtak to pursue her further education. Her father Mahavir Singh Phogat wanted her daughters to be wrestlers and started training her, along with her elder sister Geeta Phogat, from a very young age. She often visited Akharas in her neighbouring villages along with her father and sister and mostly had to wrestle with boys, as making a career in wrestling is still considered a taboo for women in India. After receiving the village training, She attended the National Sports Academy in Patiala.
In the tournament in Jalandhar, Punjab, Babita Kumari Phogat won the gold medal in the women’s freestyle 51 kg category. She won a silver medal at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. She also won the gold medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games, Silver medals at 2018 Commonwealth Games and bronze medal at the 2012 World Wrestling Championships. She joined politics later and contested Haryana assembly election on BJP ticket in 2019 but lost to BJP rebel Sombir from Dadri. She is also very active on social media, interacts with fans, shares picture and memories.
Nothing can beat the our traditional saree. It’s a pleasure to transform my look wearing this traditional Banarasi saree with a twist by #abhisheksharma @AbhiyogiSharma
I love the vibrant colours the richness of the textile. @madeinindia #ilovemyindia pic.twitter.com/ZVBtDa7cHI
— Babita Phogat (@BabitaPhogat) December 3, 2018
In May 2018, Babita Phogat, along with her sisters Geeta Phogat, Ritu Phogat and Sangeeta, was expelled from the Lucknow’s National Camp because of their unexplained absence from the camp.
- Gold at the 2009 Jalandhar Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in 51 kg category.
- Silver at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games in women’s freestyle wrestling in 51 kg category.
- Gold at the 2011 Melbourne Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in 48 kg category.
- Bronze at the 2012 Strathcona County World Wrestling Championships in 51 kg category.
- Bronze at the 2013 Delhi Asian Wrestling Championship in 55 kg category.
- Gold at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 55 kg category.
- Gold at the 2018 Goldcoast Commonwealth Games in 55 kg category
Arjuna Award for Wrestling
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|Date of Birth / Age :||20 November 1989|
|Nick Name :||N/A|
|Full Name / Other Name :||Babita Kumari Phogat|
|Birth Place :||Bhiwani, Haryana, India|
|Home Town :||Balali, Haryana, India|
|Current Place :||N/A|
|Height :||162 Cm|
|Weight :||55 Kg|
|Body Measurement :||32-25-33|
|Zodiac Sign / Sun Sign :||Scorpio|
|College / University :||MDU, Rohtak|
|Profession :||Wrestler, Politician|
|Marital Status :||Married|
|Husband / Boyfriend / Affairs :||Vivek Suhag|
|Parents :||Mahavir Singh Phogat (Father), Shobha Kaur (Mother)|
|Siblings :||Geeta Phogat, Sangita Phogat, Ritu Phogat, Dushyant Phogat|
|Coach / Mentor :||Mahavir Singh Phogat|
|Political Party :||Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)|
|Hobbies :||Listening to Music, running, Travelling, Cooking|
|Favorite Food :||Churma|
|Food Habit :||Non vegetarian|
|Favorite Actor :||Dharmendra, Aamir Khan|
|Favorite Actress :||N/A|
|Favorite Player :||Virat Kohli, Geeta Phogat|
|Favorite Writer :||N/A|
|Favorite Singer :||N/A|
|Social Profile :||Twitter Facebook|
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