India’s Top 10 female badminton players all-time

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Written By Ali Shuttler

India’s top 10 female badminton players

A person experiences a proud and historic moment when his country’s flag flies higher than any other flag.

In India, badminton is the second-most popular sport to play after cricket.

This sport is governed in India by BAI.

Additionally, Indian women’s shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal are among the top 10 in the BWF rankings.

According to BWF, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa are among the best doubles players.

So let’s examine all these outstanding female athletes who changed the face of Indian badminton:

Top 10 female badminton players from India

starting with:

1. P.V. Sindhu

Birthdate: 5 July 1995

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, is the birthplace.

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Park Tae-sang, coach

P.V. Sindhu plays badminton professionally and is Indian.

She is the first Indian woman to win a medal in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

She is also the game’s youngest player to date.

In 2020, she awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian honor in India.

Sindhu comes from a sporting family since his father, P.V. Ramana, used to play for the Indian men’s national volleyball team and was a former collegiate volleyball player.

But apart from that, Sindhu made this sport her focus and began training under the direction of former Indian badminton player Pullela Gopichand.

When she was eight years old, she chose to pursue this as a profession.

She also sets off on her foreign adventure at the age of 14.

And as a result of her performance, she has now gained national recognition.


Arjuna Award in 2013, FICCI Breakthrough Sportsperson in 2014, Padma Shri Award in 2015, Silver in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2016, and Padma Bhushan in 2020.

2. Saina Nehwal

Birthdate: 17 March 1990

Birthplace: Hisar, India’s Haryana

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Pullela Gopichand, coach

an ex-world number one. Sania Nehwal is the best and most famous badminton player from India.

She has amassed 24 victories, including 10 super-series victories.

She nearly three times represented India in the Olympics.

and made her second appearance at the 2012 London Olympics, where she took home an Olympic bronze.

She became the first female athlete from India to win a medal at the Olympics and the first woman to win the BWF series as a result.

In 2010, she received a gold medal at the Common Wealth Games.

She even won the third-highest civilian honor in India, the Padma Bhushan, from the Indian government.

She has accomplished far more for India than this.


2009 saw the Arjuna Award, 2009 saw the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, 2010 saw the

3. Ashwini Ponnappa

Birthdate: 18 September 1989

Bangalore, Karnataka, India, is the city of birth.

The Hands are right.

Trainer: Tom John

An accomplished badminton player from India is named Ashwini Ponnappa.

She comes from a sporting family; his father used to play hockey for India and was a player.

She started playing badminton at a very early age because she preferred it to hockey.

She competes in singles and mixed matches for India internationally.

She has a fantastic relationship with Jwala Gutta, and the two of them have won several titles and medals while representing India internationally.

The BWF world rating routinely placed their duo in the top 20.

They also took home a bronze medal at the BWF World Championships in 2011, making them the first Indian pair to do so.

Ashwini Ponnappa married model and successful businessman Karan Medappa in 2017.


Gold at the Asian Games in 2010, Gold at the Commonwealth Games in 2010, a bronze medal at the World Championship in 2011, and the Arjuna Award in 2012.

• 2014: Uber Cup bronze medal.

Bronze at the Uber Cup in 2016, Gold and Silver at the South Asian Games in 2016, and

4. Jwala Gutta

Birthdate: 7 September 1983

place of birth: Wardha, Maharashtra

Lef- handedness

Pullela Gopichand, coach

Among the other female players, Jwala Gutta is very well-liked.

She began playing when she was six years old, and she has had success in this field.

Because of her adept netplay, superb anticipation, and capacity for some deceptive strokes at the net, this 5 ft 9 in tall woman likes to play an aggressive style and manages to go unbeaten in the front court.

She continues to hold the doubles national championship record with 14 victories.

Additionally, she competed for India in numerous international competitions.

She started playing professionally in 2007 and ended her career in 2017.

And during the last several years, India’s incredible left-handed shuttler has won many medals in the doubles division at international competitions, including the World Championships, Commonwealth Games, South Asian Games, and Asia Championships.

In women’s singles and mixed doubles, her pairings with Ashwini Ponnappa and V. Diju are the best.

discussing her private life. Her father, Telugu-born Kranti Gutta, comes from a line of liberation warriors.

Her mother, Yellen Gutta, is of Chinese descent and immigrated to India in 1977.

Insi Gutta is the younger sister of Jwala Gutta.

She married fellow badminton player Chetan Anand in 2005, but the two’s marriage failed, and in 2011 she filed for divorce.

And on April 22, 2021, she married Tamil actor and producer Vishnu Vishal.


Gold at the Commonwealth Games in 2010, Bronze at the BWF World Championship in 2011, the Arjuna Award in 2011, and silver at the Commonwealth Games in 2014.

Bronze in the 2014 Thomas and Uber Cup.

Asia Badminton Championship in 2014.

5. Rituparna Das

Birthdate: October 2, 1996

Haldia, West Bengal, India, is where I was born.

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Pullela Gopichand, coach

One of the top-ranked international Indian women’s badminton players, Rituparna Das, mostly plays in the singles division.

She rose to recognition because of her skill, winning the under-13 championship in 2008.

After that, Pullela Gopichand was able to transport her from her home in West Bengal to Hyderabad Academy, where he trained her.

In 2016, she also triumphed in the Polish International and the India International Series.

In her career, which included all category tournaments, she faced over 122 victories.

Rituparna began competing with a BWF rating of 63 and eventually rose to a career-high of 44.


Bronze in the 2013 World Championship.

Won the Polish International Women’s Singles Tournament in 2016.

• 2018: Belgian International silver medalist.

Won an international Polish competition in 2018.

 2019: Italian international and Dubai international runners-up.

6. Tanvi Lad

Birthdate: January 30, 1993

India, birthplace

The Hands are right.

Trainer: Tom John

An ex-pro badminton player from India is named Tanvi Lad.

She began her career in 2012 and continued until 2021 when she joined the Indian squad.

By earning bronze medals at the Incheon Asian Games and Uber Cup in 2014 and 2016, she made history.

In many international competitions and tournaments for women’s singles, she represented India.

She is now the chief coach and a part of the business development team at the Gulf badminton academy in the United Arab Emirates, which is a project run by Mr. Pullela Gopichand.


Participated in the Asian Junior Championship in 2011.

2012 saw Bahrain International’s runner-up.

• 2013: Swiss International runner-up.

• 2013 – Bahrain International Competition winner.

• In 2014, I took part in Asian Games.

India’s representative in the Uber Cup in 2016.

Won the Welsh International in 2017.

• 2019: Croatian International runner-up.

7. Gadde Ruthvika Shivani

Birthdate: 26 March 1997

Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India, is the birthplace.

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Pullela Gopichand, coach

Gadde Ruthvika Shivani was the second child to be born into a Telugu household, to G. Bhavani Prasad and G. Prameela Rani.

Her mother was a housewife and her father was a businessman.

She developed a passion for this activity at the age of five, and she began training in 2002.

However, in 2010 at the Badminton Asia Youth U17 and U15 Championships, she made her first appearance as an international sub-junior and took home a bronze medal in the women’s doubles division.

She enrolled at the Pullela Gopichand Academy in 2012 and went on to win several medals and championships, including the Russian Grand Prix.

She won national titles in all age divisions in the sub-junior, junior, and senior level categories.

Additionally, she finished her career with 115 national medals and 20 international medals.


Badminton Asia Youth U17 & U15 Championships: Bronze in 2010; Li-Ning Singapore Youth International: Silver in 2010; Badminton Asia Youth U17 & U15 Championships: Silver in 2011; Pertamina Open: Silver in 2011; South Asian Games: Gold in 2016; Russian Open: Gold in 2016; etc.

8. P.C Thulasi

Birthdate: August 31, 1991

Place of Birth: India, Kerela, Palakkad

Hands are right.

Trainer: TP Ouseph PC The Indian national badminton team included Thulasi.

At the South Asian Games in 2010 and 2016, she took home the gold medal.

Also in 2010, a women’s doubles silver medal was won.

In 2016, she won the national title in women’s singles.

Moreover, she won the gold medal in singles against Telangana at the 2015 34th National Games.


• 2010: At the South Asian Games, the women’s team won the gold medal while women’s pairs took home the silver.

• 2012: Won the Tata Open India International Challenge for women’s singles.

• 2014: Asian Games bronze medal and Uber Cup bronze medal.

• 2014: Won the mixed doubles division of the Sri Lanka Open.

Won the 80th single national badminton championship in 2016.

• 2016 South Asian Games gold medal.

• 2016: Uber Cup bronze medal.

9. N. Sikki Reddy

Birthdate: August 18, 1993

birthplace: India, Kodad, Telangana


Pullela Gopichand, coach

Indian badminton player N. Sikki Reddy competes in both doubles and mixed doubles matches.

Together with his partner Pranaav Chopra, she won the mixed doubles event at the Brazil and Russia Open Grand Prix.

At the South Asian Games, they shared a gold medal.

She has participated in BWF at two different levels, first competing in women’s doubles in 2017 at the Syed Modi International Tournament alongside Ashwini Ponnappa, where they finished as the second runner-up.

Instead of this, she now holds the 25th place in mixed doubles and the 17th place in women’s doubles in 2019.

She also received an Arjuna Award from the Indian government.


• 2014: Asian Games bronze medal.

• Bronze in the Uber Cup Championships in 2014; Bronze in the Uber Cup Championships in 2016; Gold and Silver (singles and mixed) at the Asian Games in 2016.

• Arjuna Award for 2018.

• 2018: Gold and Bronze in the doubles and mixed events at the Commonwealth Games.

10. Arundhati Pantawane

Birthdate: 2 September 1989

Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, is where I was born.

Hands are right.

Pullela Gopichand, coach

Indian woman professional singles player Arundhati Pantawane.

She competed for India in the women’s team competition at the Asian Games in 2010.

She also took home a gold medal at the 2011 National Games.

and received the 75th Senior National Badminton Championships runner-up trophy.

Arundhati Pantawane wed Indian badminton player Arun Vishnu in 2016.


India’s representative in the 2010 Asian Games.

2011: National Games gold medalist.

Last Words

These are a few of the most well-known and accomplished women in Indian badminton, who have represented their nation with pride.

Many young athletes look up to them because they demonstrated that women can play just as well as men.

And to become a player like them, keep in mind that with the correct attitude and dedication, nothing is impossible.

And if you encounter any issues or have any questions about this topic, please don’t hesitate to contact us or leave them in the comment box below.

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