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Top 10 Female Sports Stars in India

India is definitely progressing with sports. That too, in recent years we are seeing lot of female stars shine with medals and honors across different sport categories in international level competitions.

Kudos to them! Their impressive feats now inspire thousands of more female athletes and aspirants to pursue their career in sports even more seriously.

Here is the list of top ten female sports stars in India.

  1. Saina Nehwal
    • Sports – Badminton
    • Born: 17 March 1990 (age 27), Hisar district
    • Height: 1.65 m
    • Coach: Pullela Gopichand
    • Olympic medal: Badminton at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women’s singles
    • Awards: Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
  2. MC Marry Kom
    • Sports – Boxing
    • Awards: Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Arjuna Award for Boxing, MORE
    • Olympic medal: Boxing at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women’s flyweight
  3. PV Sindhu
    • Sports – Badminton
    • Born: 5 July 1995 (age 22), Hyderabad
    • Height: 1.8 m
    • Coach: Pullela Gopichand Mulyo Handoyo
    • Awards: Padma Shri, Arjuna Award for Badminton
  4. Bula Choudhury
    • Sports – Swimming
    • Born: 1970, Hugli-Chuchura
    • Awards: Padma Shri, Arjuna Award for Swimming
  5. Mithali Raj
    • Sports – Cricket
    • Born: 3 December 1982 (age 35), Jodhpur
    • Education: Keyes High School
    • Current team: Railways women’s cricket team (Batting)
    • Awards: Padma Shri, Arjuna Award for Cricket
  6. Geeta Phogat
    • Sports – Wrestling
    • Born: 15 December 1988 (age 29), Bhiwani
    • Awards: Padma Shri, Arjuna Award for Wrestling
  7. Saina Mirza
    • Sports – Tennis
    • Born: 15 November 1986 (age 31), Mumbai
    • Height: 1.73 m
    • Awards: Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan
  8. Deepika Kumari
    • Sports – Archery
    • Born: 13 June 1994 (age 23), Ranchi
    • Height: 1.61 m
    • Awards: Padma Shri, Arjuna Award for Archery
  9. Akanksha Singh
    • Sports – Basketball
    • Born: 30 July 1990 (age 27), Jaipur
    • Height: 1.63 m
    • Nominations: Golden Petal Award for Best Debutante (Female)
    • Awards: Indian Telly Award for Best Fresh New Face (Female)
  10. Dipika Pallika
    • Sports – squash
    • Born: 21 September 1991 (age 26), Chennai
    • Height: 1.71 m
    • Awards: Padma Shri, Arjuna Award for Squash, Big Star Most Entertaining Sportsperson of the Year

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