Of late, Indian sport has witnessed a great rise in the number of female players. These players are doing wonders in the country and also shining on the world stage. From cricket to the Olympics, they are achieving stellar heights in various sport formats. These players have a self-belief that they too can bring a lot of pride to the nation, so under any circumstances, they don’t lose their spirit and for that alone, they deserve a huge applause. So, here’s the list of top Indian female players who’re probably the best game-changers in their sport. Despite odds, these players are rising and sending a strong message that women can excel in any field with sheer dedication and hard work. In various global sports events, it rained gold medals on Indian female players consistently. Indeed, these players are no less of a super powerhouse when it comes to bringing medals to the country. Kudos to them!
Karnam Malleswari (born 1 June 1975) is a retired Indian weightlifter. She is the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Olympics. In 1995, she received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest sporting honour, and in 1999, the civilian Padma Shri award.
Malleswari won the world...Read More
Geeta Phogat (born 15 December 1988) is a freestyle wrestler who won India’s first ever gold medal in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games in 2010. She is also the first Indian female wrestler to have qualified for the Olympic Summer Games.
Jhulan Nishit Goswami (born 25 November 1982) is an Indian international cricketer and the former captain of India national women’s cricket team. An all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium fast, Goswami is regarded as one of the greatest women fast bowler of all time and...Read More
Deepika Kumari (born 13 June 1994) is an Indian athlete who competes in the event of archery, is currently ranked World No. 9, and is a former world number one. She won a gold medal in the 2010 Commonwealth games in the women’s individual recurve event. She also won a gold medal in the same...Read More
P V Sindhu
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu (born 5 July 1995) is an Indian professional badminton player. Having made her international debut in 2009, she rose to a career high ranking of no. 2 in April 2017. Over the course of her career, Sindhu has won medals at multiple tournaments including Olympics and on the BWF...Read More
P. T. Usha
Pilavullakandi Thekkeparambil Usha (born 27 June 1964) is a retired Indian track and field athlete. She has been associated with Indian athletics since 1979. She is often called the “queen of Indian track and field”.
Usha was first noticed in 1976 by O. M. Nambiar, an athletics...Read More
Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom (born 24 November 1982) is an Indian amateur boxer, politician, and incumbent Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha. She is the only female to become World Amateur Boxing champion for a record six times, the only female boxer to have won a medal in each one of the first seven...Read More
Saina Nehwal (born 17 March 1990) is an Indian professional badminton singles player. A former world no. 1, 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...Read More
Sania Mirza (born 15 November 1986) is an Indian professional tennis player. A former doubles world No. 1, she has won six Grand Slam titles in her career. From 2003 until her retirement from singles in 2013, she was ranked by the Women’s Tennis Association as India’s No. 1 player. Throughout...Read More
Dipa Karmakar (born 9 August 1993) is an Indian artistic gymnast.
Karmakar first gained attention when she won a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, becoming the first Indian female gymnast to do so in the history of the Games. She also won a bronze medal at the Asian Gymnastics...Read More
Sakshi Malik (born 3 September 1992) is an Indian freestyle wrestler. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she won the bronze medal in the 58 kg category, becoming the first Indian female wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics. She is a part of the JSW Sports Excellence Program, along with fellow female...Read More
Hima Das (born 9 January 2000), nicknamed the Dhing Express, is an Indian sprinter from the state of Assam. She holds the current Indian national record in 400 metres with a timing of 50.79 s that she clocked at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. She is the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in a track event at the IAAF World U20 Championships..
Anju Bobby George
Anju Bobby George (born 19 April 1977) is a retired Indian athlete. She is India’s first and only World Champion in Athletics IAAF World Athletics Final. Anju Bobby George made history when she won the bronze medal in long jump at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics in Paris. With this...Read More
Ekta Bisht is an Indian cricketer. She is left handed batswoman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler. She was the first International woman cricketer from Uttarakhand state of India. She was also the first cricketer for India to take a hat-trick in a Women’s Twenty20 International match.
Mahak Jain (born 24 June 2001) is an Indian tennis player. Mahak has a career high WTA singles ranking of 511, achieved on 18 February 2019. She also has a career high WTA doubles ranking of 820, achieved on 14 January 2019. On the juniors tour, Mahak has a career high ITF junior combined ranking of 29, achieved on 5 June 2017. Mahak made her Fed Cup debut for India in 2019.
Sunita Rani (born 4 December 1979) is an Indian athlete from Punjab who won a gold medal in the 1500 m and a bronze medal in the 5000 m during the 2002 Asian Games. Her time of 4:06.03 in the 1500 metres at the 2002 Asian Games is the current national record. She was awarded Arjuna Award in 1999 and Padma Shri for her achievements.
Asha Agarwal is a former Indian women marathon champion and a recipient of Arjuna Award.
Asha Agarwal won the Hong Kong marathon on January 27, 1985. In September 1985 she won the gold at the Asian Track and Field meet in Jakarta, setting a record of 2 hours 48 minutes and 51 seconds, which still stands. She also won the Freedom Race in Delhi in 1989, Trinidad Marathon in 1986 and has run eight out of 26 marathons below 2 hours 50 minutes.
Amita Sharma (born 12 September 1982) is an Indian cricket player. She is an all-rounder in the Indian Women Cricket team.
Sharma first played for India in 2002, and soon established herself as an integral member of the one-day side, although she only played five test matches. She took 14 wickets in the 2005 World Cup in South Africa and helped her side into the final.Sharma plays her domestic cricket for Northern Railway.
Anuja Patil (born 28 June 1992) is a cricketer from Maharashtra who plays in Women’s Twenty20 Internationals (WT20Is) for India. She made her International T20 cricket debut, India Women Vs England Women at Galle International Stadium, Galle on 29 September 2012. Patil also played from Maharashtra state.
Rani Rampal (born 4 December 1994) is an Indian field hockey player. At the age of 15, she was the youngest player in the national team which participated in the 2010 World Cup. She has completed her schooling but was not able to get the graduate degree due to practice sessions and matches which were...Read More
Apurvi Singh Chandela (born 4 January 1993) is an Indian Shooting player who competes in the 10 metre air rifle event. She won the gold medal in the 2019 ISSF World Cup in New Delhi. She is a recipient of Arjuna award.
Divya Singh (born 21 July 1982) is former captain of the Indian National Women’s Basketball Team. Singh led the Indian women’s basketball team at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. She is known for her game skills, leadership qualities, academic strength and personality. She has done...Read More
Radha Prakash Yadav (born 21 April 2000) is an Indian cricketer. She plays for Mumbai, Baroda and West zone. She has played 4 First-class, 13 List A and 16 Women’s Twenty20 matches. She made her debut in major domestic cricket on 10 January 2015 against Kerala.
Chhanda Gayen ( 9 July 1979 – 20 May 2014) was a Bengali mountaineer, martial artist, explorer, and teacher of self-defense. She is best known for being the first civilian woman from the Indian state of West Bengal to climb to the summit of Mount Everest, at 7 A.M., 18 May 2013. She was awarded as “Sera Avishkar” in Sera Bengali 2013 from ABP Ananda (8 August 2013).
Smriti Shriniwas Mandhana (born 18 July 1996) is an Indian cricketer who plays for the Indian women’s national team. In June 2018, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named her as the Best Women’s International Cricketer. In December 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) awarded her with the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for the best female cricketer of the year. She was also named the ODI Player of the Year by the ICC at the same time.
Anisa Sayyed (born 22 September 1980) is an Indian female pistol shooter who won two gold medals in 2010 Commonwealth Games. She also won a gold medal at the SAF games in 2006. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, she won a silver in the 25 m event. Besides, she won a bronze in the 2014’s Asian Games...Read More
Anjali Bhagwat (born 5 December 1969) is a professional Indian shooter. She became the World Number One in 10m Air Rifle in 2002. She also won her first World Cup Final in Milan, in 2003, with a score of 399/400.Anjali won the ISSF Champion of Champions award and is the only Indian to win the ISSF...Read More
Babitha Kumari Phogat
Babita Kumari Phogat (born 20 November 1989) is an Indian female wrestler, who won the gold medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games. She also won silver medals at 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2010 Commonwealth Games and a bronze medal at the 2012 World Wrestling Championships. Babita Phogat entered politics by joining the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2019.
Dipika Pallikal Karthik
Dipika Pallikal Karthik (née Pallikal; born 21 September 1991) is an Indian professional squash player. She is the first Indian to break into the top 10 in the PSA Women’s rankings.
Dipika Pallikal came to prominence in 2011, when she won three WISPA tour titles. She broke into the top 10 in December 2012.
Dutee Chand (born 3 February 1996) is an Indian professional sprinter and current national champion in the women’s 100 metres event. She is the third Indian woman to ever qualify for the Women’s 100 metres event at the Summer Olympic Games. However, in the 2016 Summer Olympics, her 11.69s...Read More
Mithali Dorai Raj (born 3 December 1982) is an Indian cricketer and Test, ODI Captain of women’s national cricket team. She is a right-handed opening Batswoman and occasional right-arm leg break bowler. She is the highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket and the only female...Read More
Poonam Yadav (born 24 August 1991) is an Indian cricketer who plays for the Indian women’s cricket team. She made her debut in International cricket on 5 April 2013 in a Women’s Twenty20 International (WT20I) match against Bangladesh. Yadav’s debut in Test Series on 16 November 2014 against South Africa and her ODI debut was on 12 April 2013 against Bangladesh.
Ashwini Nachappa (born 21 October 1967) is an accomplished former track and field athlete and an Indian film actress from Karnataka.
Nachappa gained fame around the start of the 1980s, when she outran P.T. Usha on two occasions. She has been referred to as India’s FloJo. In 1988 she received the Arjuna award.
Ashwini Ponnappa Machimanda (born 18 September 1989) is an Indian badminton player who represents the country at the international badminton circuit in both the women’s and mixed doubles disciplines. She had a successful partnership with Jwala Gutta as the pair has won many medals in international...Read More
Joshna Chinappa (born 15 September 1986) is an Indian professional squash player. She reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 10 in July 2016. She was the first Indian to win the British Junior Squash Championship title in 2005 in the under-19 category and was also the youngest Indian women’s...Read More
Neha Aggarwal Sharma (born 11 January 1990) is an Indian table tennis player who participated in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, the only woman from India to feature in that discipline. Aggarwal earned her position at the Olympics by defeating Poulomi Ghatak and Mouma Das, who had been favored...Read More
Anjum Chopra (born 20 May 1977) is a cricket commentator, former cricketer and captain of India’s national women’s cricket team. The first time she stepped onto the cricket ground was at the age of 9. She played her first friendly match with the college girls’ team at the inter-college...Read More
Harwant Kaur (born 5 July 1980) is an Indian discus thrower and shot putter. She won the silver medal at the 2002 Asian Championships, finished fourth at the 2003 Asian Championships and seventh at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. In addition she competed at the 2004 Olympic Games and was ranked 13th...Read More
J. J. Shobha
Javur Jagadeeshappa Shobha (born 14 January 1978) is an Indian professional track and field athlete from a village called Pashupathihaal near Dharwad in Karnataka. She currently resides in Secunderabad in Andhra Pradesh, India. She participated in the heptathlon and was the winner of the event at...Read More
Jwala Gutta (born 7 September 1983) is an Indian professional badminton player. Beginning in the late 1990s, she represented India at international events in both mixed and women’s doubles. She has a total of 316 match wins in both the disciplines—the most by any Indian—and peaked at no....Read More
Jyotirmoyee Sikdar (born 11 December 1969) is an Indian politician and former sportswoman. She served as member of parliament of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) from the Krishnagar constituency in the 14th Lok Sabha. She was defeated in the 2009 Indian general election by the actor turned politician...Read More
Kamaljeet Sandhu is a female Indian athlete who won gold medal at 1970 Bangkok Asian Games in 400 m race. She ran the distance in 57.3 seconds. She was the first Indian woman athlete to win gold medal at any Asian games. She is from Punjab state in India. She received Padma Shri award in 1971. In...Read More
Nuzhat Masih Parween (born 5 Sep 1996) is an Indian international cricketer. she is former football captain of the Madhya Pradesh under-16 football team, she joined Singrauli’s district cricket team in 2011. She made her debut for the Indian national team in November 2016, in a Twenty20 International series against the West Indies. Parween plays as a wicket-keeper.
Vinesh Phogat (born 25 August 1994) is an Indian wrestler who comes from a successful family of wrestlers, with her cousins Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari, being international wrestlers and Commonwealth Games medalists as well. She became the first Indian woman wrestler to win Gold in both Commonwealth and Asian games. Phogat has become the First Indian Athlete to be Nominated for Laureus World Sports Awards to be held on February 18, 2019.
Aparna Popat (born 18 January 1978) is a former Indian badminton player. She was India’s national champion for a record equaling nine times when she won all the senior national championships between 1997 and 2006.
Aparna Popat was born on 18 January 1978 in Mumbai, Maharashtra into a...Read More
Deepti Bhagwan Sharma (born 24 August 1997 in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India) is an international cricketer who plays for the Indian women’s national cricket team. She is an all rounder who bats Left-handed and bowls right-arm off break and is currently ranked 4th in the top all-rounders in the ICC Cricket Rankings. Deepti Sharma is also the current third highest individual scorer by a woman cricketer in ODIs (188 runs).
Kavita Chahal (born 8 April 1985) is a 5′ 9″ tall heavyweight Indian female boxer and recipient of the highest world ranking 2 from 2012 to 2014 (AIBA Ranking – 11 in 2016) from the village Nimri which resides in the Bhiwani district, Haryana. In recognition of her achievements,...Read More
Manika Batra (born 15 June 1995) is an Indian table tennis player. As of November 2020, she is the top-ranked female table tennis player in India and ranked 63rd in the world. She specialises in playing long-pimples on her backhand, a rubber which is not often played by top players. She received Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2020.
Poulomi Ghatak, born 3 January 1983, is a table tennis player from West Bengal, India. She won three junior national championships (1996, 1998 and 1999) as well as seven senior national championships between 1998 and 2016.
In 1998 she won both the senior national and junior national championships....Read More
Tayabun Nisha is an Indian former athlete. She has been known for her performance when she broke a national record in Discus throw in 1974 and also represented the country in several international events. She was born at Dhaiali in Sivasagar district in Assam, India.She lost her parents when she...Read More
Vellaswamy Vanitha (born 19 July 1990) is an Indian cricketer. She is an opening batswoman from Karnataka. In January 2014, she made her Women’s One Day International (WODI) and Women’s Twenty20 International cricket (WT20I) debut against Sri Lanka womens. Vanitha made her debut for Karnataka...Read More
Shafali Verma (born 28 January 2004) is an Indian cricketer who plays for the India women’s national cricket team. In 2019, at the age of 15, she became the youngest cricketer to play in a Women’s Twenty20 International match for India. In June 2021, she bacame the youngest player, male or female, to represented India in all three formats of international cricket.
Anju Jain (born 11 August 1974, in New Delhi) is a former Indian cricketer. She played Women’s Test cricket (8 matches between 1995 and 2003) and ODI cricket (65 matches between 1993 and 2005) for India. She was the team wicket-keeper.
She captained the Indian team in 8 ODI matches, all...Read More
Harika Dronavalli (born 12 January 1991) is an Indian chess grandmaster. She has won three bronze medals in the Women’s World Chess Championship, in 2012, 2015 and 2017. Dronavalli was honored with the Arjuna Award for the year 2007–08 by the government of India. In 2016, she won the FIDE...Read More
Geeta Zutshi (born December 2, 1956) is a former Indian track and field athlete. She established several national and Asian running records in the 800 metres and 1500 metres events. Zutshi won the women’s silver medals for the 800 m in 1982, and for the 1500 m in both 1978 and 1982. As the top...Read More
Harleen Kaur Deol (born 21 June 1998) is an Indian cricketer. She plays for Himachal Pradesh. She is an attacking right-hand batswoman who also occasionally bowls right arm leg spin.
Harleen made her Women’s One Day International cricket (WODI) debut for India Women against England Women...Read More
Harmanpreet Kaur (born 8 March 1989) is an Indian cricketer. She plays as an all-rounder for the Indian women’s cricket team and was awarded the prestigious Arjuna Award for Cricket in the year 2017 by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.In November 2018, she became the first woman for...Read More
Koneru Humpy (born 31 March 1987) is an Indian chess player who is also reigning women’s world rapid champion. In 2002, she became the youngest woman ever to achieve the title of Grandmaster at the age of 15 years, 1 month, 27 days, beating Judit Polgár’s previous record by three months (this record was subsequently broken by Hou Yifan in 2008). In October 2007, Koneru became the second female player, after Polgár, to exceed the 2600 Elo rating mark, being rated 2606.
Manjeet Kaur (born 4 April 1982) is an Indian sprint athlete from Punjab who specializes in 400 metres. She held the 400 m National record of 51.05 seconds set at the National Circuit Athletic Meet held in Chennai on 16 June 2004. She broke the previous record held by K. M. Beenamol since November...Read More
Manu Bhaker is an Indian olympian who plays airgun shooting. She represented India at the 2018 ISSF World Cup and won two gold medals. She is the youngest Indian to win a gold medal at the ISSF World Cup. She won the gold medal in women’s 10 m air pistol event at 2018 Commonwealth Games just at the age of 16 in her maiden Commonwealth Games appearance.
Nisha Millet (born 20 March 1982) is a swimmer from Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Nisha Millet, and the Arjuna Award winner, was the only woman in the 2000 Sydney Olympics swim team for India.
Punam Ganesh Raut (born 14 October 1989) is an Indian cricketer who plays for the Indian women’s national team.On 15 May 2017, in an ODI verses Ireland, Raut set a world record opening partnership of 320 runs with Deepti Sharma, contributing 109. This beat both the standing women’s record...Read More
Razia Sheikh is an Indian former track and field athlete, who competed in javelin throw. She was the first Indian woman to cross the barrier of 50 metres, which she did at the 1987 South Asian Games. She represented India at two editions of the Asian Games (1982 Delhi and 1986 Seoul).
Sandhya Agarwal (born 9 May 1963) is a former captain of the Indian women’s cricket team. She hails from Indore. She played in 13 Test matches from 1984 to 1995, scoring 1110 runs at a batting average of 50.45, including 4 centuries. She reached her top score of 190 against England in 1986, beating Betty Snowball’s score of 189 that had held the record in women’s Test cricket since 1935. However, her mark was passed by Denise Annetts, who scored 193 in 1987.
Sarjubala Devi (born 1 March 1993) is an Indian woman boxer from Manipur and represented India at the 2016 Rio Olympics. After being awarded as the Best Boxer at Youth World Women Boxing Championship organised at Turkey, the Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) announced support for Sarjubala Devi in 2012. She...Read More
Seema Punia-Antil (born 27 July 1983) is an Indian discus thrower. Her personal best throw is 62.62 m (205.4 ft), achieved at the Pat Young’s Throwers Classic 2016 at Salinas (California) in the US. Antil originally won a gold medal at the 2000 World Junior Championships, but she lost it due...Read More
Tania Sachdev (born 20 August 1986) is an Indian chess player, who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM). She is also a chess presenter and commentator. Sachdev has presented a Fritztrainer Strategy DVD for Chessbase and was a member of the official commentary team for the 2013 (Chennai) World Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand. 2019 Commonwealth Women’s Champion (Defended her title).
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (born 8 August 1994) is an Indian weightlifter. She won the silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Women’s 49 kg category. Mirabai Chanu has won the World Championships and multiple medals at the Commonwealth Games. She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of...Read More
Anuradha Biswal (born 1 January 1975) is an Indian track and field athlete from Odisha who specializes in 100 metre hurdles. She holds the current national record of 13.38 seconds for 100 m hurdles. Anuradha set this record on 26 August 2002, during the DDA-Raja Bhalendra Singh National Circuit meet...Read More
Bobby Aloysius (born 22 June 1974) is an Indian athlete from Kerala, who competes in the high jump event. Currently, she is residing in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. She held the Indian and South Asian records in high jump between 1995 and 2012 of 1.91m. Bobby participated in the 2004 Athens Olympics, won silver in 2002 Busan Asian Games and won gold in the Jakarta Asian Championships.
Bula Choudhury (born 2 January 1970, Hugli, India) is an Arjuna awardee, Padma shri awardee, former India national women’s swimming champion and elected as MLA from 2006 To 2011 in West Bengal state of India.
Chekrovolu Swuro (born 21 November 1982 in Dzulhami Village, Phek district, Nagaland) is an Indian archer. She represented India in archery in the 2002 Asian Games and 2006 Asian Games held at Busan, South Korea, and Doha, Qatar, respectively. She was a member of the silver medal-winning team in the...Read More
Diana Fram Edulji (born 26 January 1956) is a former Indian Test cricketer. Born in Mumbai to a Parsi family, she was drawn to sports at an early age. She grew up playing cricket with a tennis ball in the railway colony where she lived. She then went on to play basketball and table tennis at the junior...Read More
Dola Banerjee ( born 2 June 1980) is an Indian sportswoman who competes in archery. Dola Banerjee became world champion in archery by winning the gold medal in the women’s individual recurve competition at the archery world cup held at Dubai, in November 2007. Dola Banerjee is the second woman archer to be honored with the Arjuna award by the Government of India in 2005.
Geetika Jakhar (born 18 August 1985) is an Indian wrestler. Geetika comes from a family of sportspersons. She got Arjuna Award – 2006. She is the only women wrestler in the history of Indian sports to be judged the Best Wrestler of the 2005 Commonwealth Games and also who won medals at Asian...Read More
Heena Sidhu (born 29 August 1989) is an Indian sport shooter. On 7 April 2014, Sidhu became the first Indian pistol shooter to reach number one in world rankings by the International Shooting Sport Federation. In 2013, Sidhu became the first Indian pistol shooter to win a gold medal in an ISSF World...Read More
K. M. Beenamol
Kalayathumkuzhi Mathews Beenamol, popularly known as K. M. Beenamol (born 15 August 1975), from Kombidinjal, Idukki district, Kerala is an international athlete from India. Beenamol also made history with her brother K. M. Binu, when they became the first Indian siblings to win medals in a major international competition. Binu won a silver medal in men’s 800m race.
Karman Kaur Thandi
Karman Kaur Thandi (born 16 June 1998) is an Indian tennis player. Thandi has career-high WTA rankings of 196 in singles, as of 20 August 2018, and No. 180 in doubles, as of 14 January 2019. Thandi participated in the 2018 Asian Games, with Divij Sharan in mixed-doubles event. They defeated Filipino pairing of Marian Jane Capadocia and Alberto Lim jr in their first match in the Games. But the pair was ousted in third round.
Kavita Tungar (née Raut on 5 May 1985) is an Indian long-distance runner from Nashik, Maharashtra. She holds the current national record for 10 km road running with a timing of 34:32 as well as the current national record in the half marathon with a timing of 1:12:50. She won the bronze medal in...Read More
Krishna Poonia (born 5 May 1977) is an international gold-medalist Indian discus thrower, track-and-field athlete, 3 times Olympics participant, Padma Shri and Arjuna Award recipient, politician from Congress party and the current MLA from Sadulpur constituency in Rajasthan. She participated in 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. In 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, she won a gold medal. She has the current National Record for the longest discus throw of 64.76 meters.
Madhumita Bisht (born Madhumita Goswami on 5 October 1964 at Jalpaiguri) is a former badminton player from West Bengal, India. She is an eight-time National singles champion, nine-time doubles winner and a twelve-time mixed doubles winner. She represented her country in the 1992 Olympics in Women’s singles discipline.
Mona Meshram is an Indian cricketer. She is a right handed Batswoman and right-arm medium bowler. Meshram was a part of the Indian team to reach the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup Final at Lords. India were all out for 219. They lost to England by nine runs.
Neelam Jaswant Singh
Neelam Jaswant Singh (born 8 January 1971 in Farmana) is an Indian discus thrower. Her personal best throw is 64.55 metres, achieved at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan. During the 2005 World Championships she tested positive for the banned stimulant pemoline in an in-competition test.In the year 1998,...Read More
Pritam Rani Siwach
Pritam Rani Siwach (born 2 October 1974) is a former captain of the Indian women’s hockey team. In 2008, she was recalled to join the team for the Olympic qualifiers in order to bring an “additional wealth of experience.” After the team did not qualify for the Olympics, Siwach stated...Read More
Reeth Abraham is an athlete from Bengaluru, India and former Asian medalist in long jump and 100 meters hurdles and the former national champion in heptathlon. She won the Arjuna Award in 1997 and the Rajyotsava Award in 1983. Reeth had a long athletic career spanning over 15 years (1976–1992)....Read More
Santhi Soundarajan (also spelled Shanthi Soundararajan,Tamil: சாந்தி சௌந்திரராஜன், born 17 April 1981) is an Indian track and field athlete. She is the winner of 12 international medals for India and around 50 medals for her home state of Tamil Nadu. Shanthi Soundarajan...Read More
Sharmila Nicollet (born 12 March 1991) is an Indo French professional golfer from Bangalore, India. Nicollet has represented India at the Asian Games at Doha 2006 and in Asia Pacific Junior Golf Tournament, played at the Callaway Junior World Golf Championships in San Diego, the Queen Sirikit Cup at Japan, the Malaysian Open and other international tournaments.
Flight Lieutenant Shikha Subas Pandey (born 12 May 1989) is an Indian cricketer and officer in the Indian Air Force (IAF). She plays for the national cricket team as a right-arm medium pacer and middle-order batter, and is an IAF air traffic control officer.Pandey made her international Twenty20 (T20)...Read More
Shikha Tandon (born 20 January 1985) is a champion swimmer from Bangalore, India. Tandon has won 146 national medals, and 36 medals in international competitions, including five gold medals. Currently, she is a member of USADA’s science team, who assists in the daily operation, development, and maintenance of the resources, reporting, and projects critical to USADA’s scientific initiatives.
Shiny Wilson (nee Abraham, born 8 May 1965) is a retired Indian athlete. She has been a National Champion in 800 metres for 14 years. Shiny Abraham Wilson (Shiny Abraham) represented India more than 75 times in international competition. She holds the added distinction of representing Asia in four...Read More
Shubhangi Kulkarni (born 19 July 1959) is a former Indian cricketer and one of the game’s most successful administrators. She received India’s highest sporting honor, the Arjuna Award in 1985. She was the secretary of the Women’s Cricket Association of India (WCAI) when WCAI was...Read More
Soma Biswas (born 16 May 1978 in Ranaghat) is an athlete who lives in Kolkata, India and who specialises in the heptathlon. She rose to fame when she won the silver medal in 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea. She won another silver medal at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha. She won the 110m hurdles, the 200m and the 800m during that heptathlon. Biswas worked with Kuntal Rai and several foreign coaches.
Stephanie “Stephie” D’Souza, nee Sequeira (26 December 1936 – 11 September 1998) was a sportsperson who represented India in athletics and women’s hockey. Stephanie “Stephie” D Souza, inheritably Sequeira, was born on 26 December 1936. She studied at the Sardar Dastur Girls School at Pune, and later shifted to the Fergusson College to do her graduation.She worked with Central Railways (Pune Division). After her marriage, she shifted to Jamshedpur.
Sushma Verma (born 5 November 1992) is an Indian cricketer. She started her national-level career as a wicket-keeper and right hand batswoman in the India women’s national cricket team. After the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup game, the Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh offered her a post of Deputy Superintendent of Police.
Murugesan Dickeshwashankar Thirush Kamini (born 30 July 1990) is an Indian cricketer who has played 39 women’s one-day internationals for the Indian women’s cricket team. Thirush kamini started playing at the age of six when her father found her interest in cricket and is being coached...Read More
Lovlina Borgohain (Assamese: লাভলীনা বৰগোহাঁই) (born 2 October 1997) is an Indian amature boxer and an Olympic medal winner. She won a bronze medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics (Tokyo) in the Women’s welterweight event, becoming only the third Indian boxer to...Read More
Krushnaa Patil is an Indian mountaineer. In 2009, at the age of 19, she became the youngest Indian woman to successfully ascent Mount Everest, earth’s highest mountain. She is also the first civilian woman from Maharashtra to scale the peak.
Her record of the youngest Indian to climb Everest...Read More
Nameirakpam Kunjarani Devi (born 1 March 1968) is the most decorated Indian sportswoman in weightlifting. Kunjarani has had better luck in the Asian Weightlifting Championships to which she has been a regular visitor. Starting with one silver and two bronze medals in the 1989 edition in Shanghai,...Read More
Neetu David is chairperson of BCCI women’s selection committee & former left-arm spinner who played for the India national women’s cricket team.David is India’s third highest wicket taker in Tests and their second highest wicket-taker in One Day Internationals. She also has...Read More
Prajusha Maliakkal ( M. A. Prajusha )
Maliakhal Anthony Prajusha (born 20 May 1987) is an Indian track and field athlete from Kerala who competes in long jump and triple jump. She held the Indian National record for triple jump with a mark of 13.72 m. She broke the record held by Mayookha Johny by four centimeter.
Pranjala Yadlapalli (born 30 March 1999) is an Indian tennis player. On 22 October 2018, she achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 280. On 20 August 2018, she peaked at No. 232 in the doubles rankings. Yadlapalli has won three singles titles and six doubles titles on the ITF Women’s Circuit. On the ITF Junior Circuit, she reached a career-high combined ranking of 15, on 4 January 2016. Yadlapalli made her Fed Cup debut for India in 2018.
Purnima Rau, (born 30 January 1967 in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh) is an Indian ex-cricketer. She played Women’s Test cricket (5 matches between 1993 and 1995) and ODI cricket for India (33 matches between 1993 and 2000). She captained Air India Women’s cricket team in Indian domestic women’s cricket. She captained the Indian team in 3 Test matches and 8 ODI matches.
Rahi Jeevan Sarnobat is a female athlete from India who competes in the 25 meters pistol shooting event. She won her first gold medal at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune, India. She is the first woman to win a gold medal in shooting in an Asian Games for India – she won the gold at...Read More
Rajeshwari Gayakwad (born 1 June 1991) is an Indian cricketer. She made her debut in international cricket in a one day international against Sri Lanka on 19 January 2014. She is a right-hand batswomen and bowls slow left-arm orthodox. She played in one test match against South Africa.
Yumnam Renu Bala Chanu
Yumnam Renu Bala Chanu (born 2 October 1986) is an Indian woman weightlifter, hailing from Koiamgei Mayai Leikoi village located near Imphal. She secured a gold medal in the Women’s 58 kg category at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Veda Krishnamurthy (born 16 October 1992) is an Indian cricketer. She made her debut in international cricket at the age of 18 in a one day international against England Women at Derby on 30 June 2011. Krishnamurthy went on to score 51 runs in her ODI international debut. She is a right-handed batter and bowls right-arm legbreak.
Pinki Pramanik (born 10 April 1986 in Purulia) is an Indian track and field athlete who specialises in the 400 metres and 800 metres. Pramanik had success with the national 4×400 metres relay team, winning silver at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, gold at the 2006 Asian Games, and gold at the 2005 Asian...Read More
Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi (born 25 March 1979) is an Indian chess player who holds the FIDE titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster, the first female player in her country to achieve these titles. She has won more medals than any other player for India in the Chess Olympiads. She has won almost all national age group titles, including the senior title.
M D Valsamma
Manathoor Devasia Valsamma (born 21 October 1960) is a retired Indian athlete. She was the second Indian woman to win an individual gold medal at the Asian Games and the first to win it on Indian soil. Valsamma also appeared in the Spartakiad 1983 in Moscow, the South Asian Federation (SAF) Games in Islamabad fetched her bronze in the 100 metres, a Silver in the quarter-mile and the Gold m the 4 x 400 metres relay.
Mary D'Souza Sequeira
Mary D’Souza Sequeira (born 18 July 1931) is an Indian female Olympian who competed internationally in track and field and field hockey. She competed in the women’s 100 metres at the 1952 Summer Olympics. D’Souza won a bronze medal in the 200 metres and a silver medal in the 4x100m...Read More