Vinesh Phogat Bio Wiki, Early Life, Family, Career, Age, Profession, Marriage, Honors, Earnings

Vinesh Phogat Bio Wiki: Vinesh Phogat (born 25 August 1994) is an Indian wrestler. She became the first Indian woman wrestler to win gold in both Commonwealth and Asian Games. Here you see a detailed story about Vinesh Phogat’s life. Vinesh Phogat (born 25 August 1994) is an Indian wrestler. She suit the 1st Indian woman wrestler to win gold in both Commonwealth & Asian Games. Vinesh is the only Indian woman wrestler to win many medals at the World Wrestling Championships.

Phogat suit the 1st Indian athlete to be nominated for Laureus World Sports Awards in 2019. Phogat comes from a well-rooted family of wrestlers, with her cousins & being international wrestlers & Commonwealth Games medalists too. Vinesh is the daughter of wrestler Rajpal Phogat & cousin of wrestlers Geetha & Babita. Both her cousins have won gold in 55 kg category in Commonwealth Games.

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Vinesh Phogat was born on Thursday 25 August, 1994 in Balali, Haryana, India. her Zodiac sign is Virgo. She obtained her schooling education at KCM Sr Sec School Jhojhu Kalan, Haryana. Later she enrolled herself into MDU, Rohtak, Haryana for higher education. Vinesh is the daughter of wrestler Rajpal Phogat and cousin of wrestlers Geetha and Babita. Both her cousins have won gold in 55 kg category in Commonwealth Games.

In allowing her cousins & herself to go after competitive wrestling, her father & uncle had to contract with immense pressure & against from the community in their village in Haryana. They were adjudged as going in opposition to the morals & values of their community. Her cousin, Ritu Phogat, as well is an international level wrestler & has won a gold medal at the 2016 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship.

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Vinesh Phogat Bio Wiki Highlights

Real Name Vinesh Phogat
Profession Wrestler
Sport Wrestling (Freestyle)
Events 48 kg/50 kg/53 kg
International Debut 2013
Date of Birth August 25, 1994 (Thursday)
Age 28 Years
Birth Place Balali, Haryana, India
Hometown Balali, Haryana, India
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Religion Hindu
Nationality Indian
Date of Birth 25 August, 1994
Category Biography
Education Qualifications Not Known
Hobbies Reading

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Physical Appearance & Body Measurement

Height (Approx) 160 cm (in Centimeters)
1.60 m (in meters)
5’ 3” (in feet inches)
Weight (Approx) 55 kg (in kilograms)
121 lbs (in pounds)
Body value Not Known
 Color of Hair Black
Color of Eye Black

Educational Qualification Info

Last Qualification Not Known
College MDU, Rohtak Haryana
School KCM Sr Sec School Jhojhu Kalan, Haryana

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Vinesh Phogat’s Family, Relationship, Marriage and Kids Info

Parents Father – Late Rajpal Singh Phogat
Mother – Prem Lata Phogat
Siblings Brother – Harvinder Phogat
Sister (s) – Priyanka Phogat
Babita Kumari (Cousin)
Ritu Phogat (Cousin)
Geeta Phogat (Cousin)
Martial Status Wed
Marriage Date 14 December 2018
Wed Place Balali Village, Charkhi Dadri district, Haryana
Spouse Somvir Rathee
Kids Not Known
Boyfriends Somvir Rathee


In world championship 2019, she captured her maiden world championship medal (Bronze). Vinesh Phogat caught Gold in Asian Games and Commonwealth Games in 2018 came in the 50 kg category. In Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series in Rome, the 26 years old crushed Canada’s Diana Mary Helen Weicker 4–0 in the 53 kg final.

In 2013 Asian Wrestling Championships in New Delhi, India, Vinesh won the bronze medal in the women’s freestyle 52 kg category, winning 3:0 in the bronze medal bout by the semifinal round to Tho-Kaew Sriprapa of Thailand.

Next in the 1st round, Vinesh won 3:1 opposed to Nanami Irie of Japan. She then lost 1:3 in the quarter-finals to Tatyana Amanzhol of Kazakhstan who qualified for the final so qualifying the Indian grappler for the semifinal round.

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In an complete tournament held in Johannesburg, South Africa, Vinesh completed  2nd  and won the silver medal in the women’s freestyle 51 kg category, losing in the final round to Odunayo Adekuoroye of Nigeria.

She won the gold medal in the women’s 53 kg event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham, England. Vinesh won one of the bronze medals in the 53 kg event at the 2022 World Wrestling Championships held in Belgrade, Serbia


  • Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna- Highest sports award in India, winner in 2020 .
  • Arjuna Award, winner in 2016.
  • Padma Shri, nominee in 2018 by the Sports Authority of India.

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Vinesh Phogat’s Record

  • Youth Wrestling Championship Johannesburg 2013: Silver Medal
  • Asian Championships New Delhi 2013: Bronze Medal
  • Asian Games Incheon 2014: Bronze Medal
  • Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014: Gold Medal
  • Asian Championships Doha 2015: Silver Medal
  • Asian Championships Bangkok 2016: Bronze Medal
  • Asian Championships New Delhi 2017: Silver Medal
  • Asian Championships Bishkek 2018: Silver Medal
  • Asian Championships Xi’an 2019: Bronze Medal
  • World Championships Nur-Sultan 2019: Bronze Medal
  • Asian Championships New Delhi 2020: Bronze Medal
  • Asian Championships Almaty 2021: Gold Medal
  • Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018: Gold Medal
  • Asian Games Jakarta 2018: Gold Medal

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On 18 January 2023, Vinesh Phogat is along with wrestler Bajrang Punia & Sakshi Malik held a sit-in protest in opposition to the Wrestling Federation of India(WFI) at Janter Mantar in New Delhi. Phogat alleged that the WFI officers and coaches are harrasing women. She as well created allegation against the WFI President Brij Bhusan Sharan Singh for sexually harrasing many girls. Later, Brij Bhusan Sharan Singh denied the allegations and said there is no incident of sexual harassments. Mr. Sharan Singh stated “if such a thing has happened, then I’ll hang myself.”

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Movie ABCD 2, Kal Ho Ya Na Ho, Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani, Jodha Akbar, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Hera Pheri
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Actress Katrina Kaif, Madhuri Dixit, Preity Zinta and Priyanka Chopra

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  • Net Worth – $ 5 Million( Approximate)
  • Income Source – Wrestling

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Vinesh Phogat Bio Wiki FAQ’S

Who are the siblings of Vinesh Phogat?

Priyanka Phogat

Is Vinesh Phogat married?

The couple decided to take eight vows together instead of seven, with the extra one reportedly being beti bachao, beti padhao, beti khilao (save daughters, teach daughters and to let them play). Asian Games champion Vinesh Phogat tied the knot with fellow wrestler Somvir Rathee.

Are Vinesh and Geeta Phogat related?

A cousin of Geeta and Babita Phogat - their father Mahavir and Vinesh's father Rajpal are brothers - Vinesh Phogat was trained by Mahavir Singh Phogat from a very young age. Vinesh Phogat first made waves with a 51kg silver medal at the 2013 world youth championships and then won bronze at the 2013 Asian championships.

Is Vinesh Phogat qualified?

India's Vinesh Phogat makes it to repechage. The Tokyo Olympian suffered a shocking 7-0 defeat against Khulan Batkhuyag of Mongolia in the qualification round.

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