|Nitu Ghanghas Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||October 19, 2000|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Nitu Ghanghas is an Indian amateur boxer who scripted history in March 2023 by winning the ‘Gold’ medal in the minimumweight category at the IBA (International Boxing Association) Women’s World Boxing Championships held in New Delhi, India. This made her just the 6th Indian boxer (after Mary Kom (in 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2018), Laishram Sarita Devi (2006), Jenny R. L. (2006), Lekha K. C. (2006), and Nikhat Zareen (2022, 2023)) to win a ‘Gold’ medal at the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. Besides this triumph, Nitu won the ‘Gold’ medal in the minimumweight category at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. At the youth tier, she clinched the ‘Gold’ medal in the light flyweight category at both the 2017 Guwahati and 2018 Budapest editions of the IBA Youth World Boxing Championships.
The Next Mary Kom
Dhanana, Bhiwani, Haryana, India
Bhiwani, Haryana, India
Nitu, after her high school graduation, pursued a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree at the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College in Chandigarh, a city, district, and union territory in India that serves as the joint capital of the two neighboring states of Punjab and Haryana.
- Father – Jai Bhagwan (Former employee at the Haryana state legislature)
- Mother – Mukesh Devi
- Siblings – Akshit Kumar (Younger Brother)
She has been represented by Hitesh M., Manager & Booking Agent, Infinity Optimal Solutions (IOS) Pvt. Ltd., Sports Talent Management Agency, New Delhi, India.
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
48 kg or 106 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Center-parted, shoulder-length, straight hair
- Affable smile
Nitu Ghanghas Facts
- Nitu began formal boxing training when she was about 12 years old but did not attain much success in the first couple of years. She was about to give up on the sport but her father took over and oversaw her training and diet personally.
- He even took a 3-year unpaid leave from his job so that he could devote all his energy to molding Nitu’s boxing career. To sustain the family and take care of Nitu’s training, he began farming on a small stretch of land that he owned and also took a loan of about INR 6 lakh rupees.
- It was around this time that Nitu was noticed by renowned coach Jagdish Singh who invited her to join his club. She accepted the offer and used to travel 40 km every day on her father’s scooter to train at the club.
- Her career development has also been supported by the TOPS (Target Olympic Podium Scheme) program of the Sports Authority of India (the apex national sports body of the country, established in 1982 by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India) as well as the Olympic Gold Quest, a foundation committed to promoting and supporting India’s elite sportspersons and potential young talent.
- In 2017, Nitu won the ‘Gold’ medal in the 48 kg category at the Balkan Youth International Boxing Championship held in Sofia, Bulgaria.
- In 2018, she won the ‘Gold’ medal in the 48 kg category at the Golden Glove of Vojvodina Youth Men & Women Boxing Tournament held in Serbia. That year, Nitu also won the ‘Gold’ medal in the 48 kg category at the Asian Youth Championship held in Bangkok, Thailand.
- In 2022, she won the ‘Gold’ medal in the 48 kg category at the Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament held in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Featured Image by Nitu Ghanghas / Instagram