Deepika Kumari is Indian professional Archer and multiple time winner in Archery. She is currently best player in the world competitions of archery. She won 4 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze medal in International Championships of Archery. Deepika Kumari Wiki, Age, Height, Husband, Family, Net Worth, Biography & More.
Deepika Kumari was born on Monday 13th June 1994 (Age: 27 years; As in 2021) in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. Her full name is Deepika Kumari Mahato and nickname is Deepa. Her zodiac sign is Gemini. Her religion is Hinduism.
Her profession is Archery. She is currently in Indian Archery Women Team. Her coach mentor Harendra Singh trained her for Archery Championships. In 2006, she turned professional in Archery.
Height: 5′ 3″ inch
Weight: 56 Kg (approx)
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Husband
She was born into Ranchi auto rickshaw driver family. Her father Shivnarayan Mahato, an auto rickshaw driver and mother Geeta Mahato works at Ranchi Medical College as a nurse. Her parents live in Ratu Chatti village 15 km away from Ranchi.
She has a cousin name Vidya Kumari, who is also an archer.
On Tuesday 30th June 2020, she tied knot to Indian archer Atanu Das at Morabadi, Ranchi, Jharkhand. Both are happily married couple and support each other.
She started her archery career in 2005 when she joined Arjun Archery Academy at Kharsawan in Jharkhand. But her professional archery career started in 2006 when she joined Tata Archery Academy in Jamshedpur.
Then, she started her training with the best equipments of archery with proper uniform. In 2006, she won the junior compound competition at 2006 Archery World Cup in Merida.
In 2009, when she at the age of 15, she won the 11th Youth World Archery Championship in United States. In 2010, she won two gold medals in Commonwealth Games and honoured with outstanding performance at Sahara Sports Awards ceremony.
In the same year she won bronze in Asian Games 2010 in Guangzhou. In 2011, she won silver medals at 2011 Torino and 2011 Tehran Archery Championships. In 2012, she won first World Cup gold medal at Antalya, Turkey.
In 2013, she won gold medal at 2013 Taipei Archery Asian Championship. In 2015, she won one silver and bronze in 2015 Bangkok Asian Championship with mixed and recurve team and one silver in World Championship at 2015 Copenhagen.
In 2019, she won two bronze medal at Bangkok Asian Championship with mixed team. In 2021, she won world cup at 2021 Guatemala City in women’s individual.
- In 2012, she received second highest sport honour Arjuna Award of India by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee.
- In 2014, she received the FICCI sportsperson of the year award.
- In 2016, she wan honoured with India’s highest civilian award Padma Shri by Indian Government.
- In 2017, she was received Young Achievers Award by Vogue.
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Amazing Facts About Deepika Kumari
- She belongs to financially poor family and her father struggled to make her career as World’s Best Archer.
- In starting days, she aiming for mangoes with stones and she couldn’t afford archery equipments so she used homemade Bamboo bows and arrows for daily practice.
- Her cousin Vidya Kumari helped her to develop archery talent.
- When she joined Tata Archery Academy in Jamshedpur, she received Rs. 500 as a stipend.
- In 2017, she was covered in a biographical documentary named “Ladies First” made by Uraaz Bahl and his wife. This documentary screened by Maneka Gandhi, with an aim to spread national awareness about women sports in India.
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