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Babita Phogat Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Babita Phogat Quick Info
Height 5 ft 3 in
Weight 55 kg
Date of Birth November 20, 1989
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Spouse Vivek Suhag

Babita Phogat is an Indian freestyle wrestler who hails from the accomplished Phogat family of wrestlers and is widely regarded as one of the pioneers in the rise to prominence of female wrestling in India. Representing India in freestyle wrestling, she had won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2009 Jalandhar Commonwealth Wrestling Championship (51 kg), the 2011 Melbourne Commonwealth Wrestling Championship (48 kg), and the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games (55 kg). She had clinched the ‘Silver’ medal at both the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games (51 kg) and the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (53 kg); and had secured the ‘Bronze’ medal at the 2012 Strathcona County World Wrestling Championships (51 kg) as well as the 2013 Delhi Asian Wrestling Championships (55 kg).

Born Name

Babita Kumari Phogat

Nick Name

Babita

Babita Phogat as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2020
Babita Phogat as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2020 (Babita Phogat / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Born Place

Balali, Charkhi Dadri, Bhiwani, Haryana, India

Residence

Balali, Charkhi Dadri, Bhiwani, Haryana, India

Nationality

Indian

 

Occupation

Freestyle Wrestler

Babita Phogat as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2021
Babita Phogat as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2021 (Babita Phogat / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Mahavir Singh Phogat (Former Amateur Wrestler, Wrestling Coach, Politician, Dronacharya Award Winner)
  • Mother – Daya Shobha Kaur
  • Siblings Geeta Phogat (Older Sister) (Freestyle Wrestler, Arjuna Award Winner, India’s First Gold Medallist in Women’s Wrestling, India’s First Female Wrestler to Qualify for the Summer Olympics), Ritu Phogat (Younger Sister) (Freestyle Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist), Sangita Phogat (Younger Sister) (Wrestler), Dushyant Phogat (Younger Brother) (Wrestler)
  • Others – Pawan Kumar aka Pawan Saroha (Brother-in-Law) (Freestyle Wrestler), Arjun Pawan Saroha (Nephew), Vinesh Phogat (Younger Paternal Cousin) (Freestyle Wrestler, Arjuna Award Winner, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award Winner), Priyanka Phogat (Younger Paternal Cousin) (Freestyle Wrestler), Somvir Rathee (Brother-in-Law), Rajpal Phogat (Paternal Uncle, Deceased), Man Singh (Paternal Grandfather)

Manager

She is represented by Tripti Singh, Personal and Business Manager.

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 3 in or 160 cm

Weight

55 kg or 121 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Babita has dated –

  1. Vivek Suhag (2019-Present) – Babita got engaged to fellow Indian wrestler Vivek Suhag in June 2019 and the couple got married in November 2019. They have a son together (b. January 11, 2021).

Babita Phogat and Vivek Suhag, as seen in January 2021
Babita Phogat and Vivek Suhag, as seen in January 2021 (Babita Phogat / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Shoulder-length, straight hair
  • Affable smile
  • Radiant face

Religion

Hinduism

Babita Phogat as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2020
Babita Phogat as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2020 (Babita Phogat / Instagram)

Babita Phogat Facts

  1. The 2016 Bollywood blockbuster film Dangal was based on her and her older sister Geeta’s lives as well as the struggles of her father who has coached all of the Phogat sisters. Real-life wrestler Pooja Dhanda who was initially selected to portray her in the film, could not do so due to an untimely injury. Pooja has, incidentally, defeated both her (final of the 2013 National Championship) and Geeta (2018 Commonwealth Games selection trials) in real-life wrestling championships.
  2. She had participated in the prestigious Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament in 2010, 2012, and 2014. She had won the ‘Bronze’ medal in the 2012 edition of the tournament and the ‘Silver’ medal in 2014.
  3. Babita had participated in the 2019 edition of the popular dance competition-based reality TV show Nach Baliye (Indian version of Let’s Dance), with her then-fiancé Vivek Suhag. The pair had been the 3rd team to be eliminated from the show.
  4. She had taken the plunge into politics in August 2019 by joining the Bharatiya Janata Party. Two months later, she was given a ticket to fight state-level elections in Haryana from the Charkhi Dadri constituency. She had lost the election to Sombir Sangwan.

Featured Image by Babita Phogat / Instagram

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