Geeta Phogat Bio Wiki, Personal Life and Family, Career, Popular Culture, Relationship, Net Worth

Geeta Phogat Bio Wiki: Geeta Phogat (born 15 December 1988) is a freestyle wrestler who won India’s 1st ever gold medal in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games in 2010. She is as well the 1st Indian female wrestler to have qualified for the Olympic Summer Games. Here we provided a detailed story about Geeta Phogat’s life. Geeta Phogat won India’s first-ever gold medal in the women’s wrestling in Commonwealth Games held in New Delhi in 2010. After that, she went on to win various wrestling championships including Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, and several national and international tournaments. She is also the first Indian women wrestler to have been qualified for the Olympics.

Geeta’s father used to take her to train on the muddy arena and local wrestling matches. During her teenage, she became the subject of criticism and mockery of the people of her village because the two girls didn’t abide by the customs of society. As there were no female wrestlers, her father would make them wrestle with the boys. Her father left his job to concentrate on her training for the Commonwealth Games. She made her international wrestling debut in the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship held in Jalandhar, Punjab in 2009 and won a gold medal.

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Geeta Phogat was conceived on 15 December, 1988 in Balali village of Charkhi Dadri district, Haryana. Her father Mahavir Singh Phogat, a previous wrestler himself & a Dronacharya Award receiver, is as well her coach. Her sister Babita Kumari & cousin Vinesh Phogat are as well Commonwealth Games gold medalists. Both won gold medals in their respective categories in 2014 edition of Commonwealth Games. Another younger sister of Geeta Phogat, Ritu Phogat, as well is an international level wrestler and has won a gold medal at the 2016 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship. Her youngest sister, Sangita Phogat is as well a wrestler. She wed to fellow wrestler Pawan Kumar on 20 November 2016. The duo had their 1st kid, a boy, in December 2019.

The love story of Geeta Phogat and Pawan Kumar grew through Facebook conversations. Geeta and Pawan attended a camp for the 2012 Olympics. Pawan messaged her on facebook. After a few months, they met in the US. After some time, she blocked him from Facebook. At that time, she thought that he was not serious. It was after they coincidentally underwent knee operation and ran into each other in the same hospital. That’s where they had a long talk. She began to take him seriously, and they both finally agreed to marry.

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Geeta Phogat Bio Wiki Details

Real Name Geeta Phogat
Nickname Not Known
Profession Freestyle Wrestler
Date of Birth 15 December, 1988
Birth Place Balali Village, Haryana, India
Nationality Indian
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Sagittarius
Hometown Balali Village, Haryana, India
College MDU, Rohtak, Haryana
Educational Qualification Not Known
Debut Commonwealth Wrestling Championship in Jalandhar, Punjab (2009)
Category Biography
Coach Mahavir Singh Phogat
Religion Hindu
Records Won a Gold medal in the 55 kg Freestyle category at the 2010 Commonwealth games.
First Indian woman wrestler to have qualified for the Olympics

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Family, Relationship, Marriage and Kids Info

Father Mahavir Singh Phogat
Mother Shobha Kaur
Sister Babita Kumari, Sangita Phogat, Ritu Phogat
Brother Modu
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date 20 November, 2016
Spouse Pawan Kumar
Kid  Baby Boy born in December 2019
Relationship None

Educational Data

School Not Known
College MDU, Rohtak, Haryana
Educational Qualification Not Known

Physical Appearance and Body Measurement

Height 5’4″
Weight 65 Kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Value Not Known
Tattoo Not Known

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Career 

  • Wrestling – Category -65 Kg Freestyle

Geeta’s father used to take her to train on the muddy arena & local wrestling matches. During her teenage, she suit the subject of criticism and mockery of the people of her village because the 2 girls did not abide by the customs of society. As there were no female wrestlers, her father would create them wrestle with the boys. Her father left his job to concentrate on her training for the Commonwealth Games. She created her international wrestling place in the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship held in Jalandhar, Punjab in 2009 and won a gold medal.

Geeta Phogat won India’s 1st-ever gold medal in the women’s wrestling in Commonwealth Games held in New Delhi in 2010. After that, she entered on to win many wrestling championships involving Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, and many national & international tournaments. She is as well the 1st Indian women wrestler to have been qualified for the Olympics. In October 2016, she was appointed as the Deputy Superintendent of Police in Haryana.

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Popular culture

Aamir Khan’s film Dangal is loosely based on Geeta Phogat and her sister’s lives. Her portrayal in the film is portrayed by Fatima Sana Shaikh and her younger self is portrayed by Zaira Wasim. Wrestler Pooja Dhanda was screened and pick out to play the role of Babita Phogat in this film, which she couldn’t play due to an injury, and subsequently she entered on to conquer senior Phogat sister Geeta Phogat in the real life national championship.

Medals 

  • World Wrestling Championships : Bronze (55 kg) in 2012 Strathcona County
  • Commonwealth Games : Gold (55 kg) in 2010 Delhi
  • Commonwealth Wrestling Championships : Gold (55 kg) in 2009 Jalandhar, Gold (55 kg) in 2011 Melbourne, Silver (59 kg) in 2013 Johannesburg
  • Asian Wrestling Championships: Bronze (55 kg) in 2012 Gumi, Bronze (58 kg) in 2015 Goha
  • FILA Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament : 2012- Gold

Other titles

  • Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament, 2013 – Silver
  • Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament, 2014 – Bronze

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Controversy 

In 2016, Geeta Phogat & Babita Kumari Phogat were disqualified from the 2016 Rio Olympics. In 2018, the Wrestling Federation of India, forbid Phogat Sisters from attending the Asian Games, held in Jakarta. Moreover, after Geeta offered a reasonable explanation, she was granted permission to attend the tournament.

Favourites Things

Sports Kabbadi, Wresting
Actors Sunny Deol
Travelling Destination Mauritius
Fashion Designer Ritu Kumar
Fashion Brands Zara, H&M, Marks & Spencer
Hobbies Running and Travelling

Net Worth

  • Net Worth – $ 3 Million(Approximate)
  • Income Source – Wrestling and Brand Endorsement

Social Media Account Info

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/phogatgeet

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/geetaphogat/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/geeta_phogat

Geeta Phogat Bio Wiki FAQ’S

Is Geeta Phogat Brahmin?

Geeta Phogat was born in a Jat Family. Her father, Mahavir Singh Phogat is a former wrestler and senior Olympics coach.

What is the age of Geeta Kumari?

34 years (15 December 1988)

How many real Phogat sisters are there?

The Phogat sisters comprise Geeta, Babita, Ritu and Sangeeta. They are the daughters of coach Mahavir Singh Phogat. Priyanka and Vinesh Phogat are their cousins but were raised by Mahavir after their father Rajpal died when they were young.

Is Dangal 100% true?

While the core of the Dangal's story holds true to the real life events of Mahavir Singh Phogat and his family, five real-life facts were changed for cinematic effect.

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