Anjum Chopra (Cricketer) Biography, Age, Husband, Family, Wiki & More

Anjum Chopra

#44 | Most Popular #61 |    Like
BIRTHDAY 20 May, 1977
AGE (2019) 41 Years Old
HEIGHT in centimeters- 166 cm
in meters- 1.66 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 5”
WEIGHT in Kilograms- 58 kg
in Pounds- 127.87 lbs
Last Updated on : November 29, 2018

Other Professions : Cricket Commentator

Birthday Countdown, Age and Birthday Facts & More

41 years, 10 months, 2 days old age. Anjum Chopra will turn 42 on 20 May, 2019. Only 1 months, 27 days, 2 hours, 3 minutes has left for her next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Anjum Chopra has celebrated the total number of 41 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

  • 41
  • 7
  • 5
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 6
  • 6

Biography   Edit

Anjum Chopra was born on 20-05-1977 in New Delhi, India. She is an Indian Cricket Player & Cricket Commentator.


Anjum Chopra’s love affair with cricket began when she was just 9 years old. After representing the inter-college team, she was straightaway drafted in the Delhi U-15 team and after which, she never looked back.
She made her international debut at the age of 17 against the New Zealand Women’s cricket team in 1995. Chopra was an all timing player and her strength was to find the gaps and deft touches. In the tour of England in 1999, she scored a sparkling hundred and for more than a decade was India’s premier batswomen. Besides batting, she was also a handy medium pace bowler as well. She was also a safe slip fielder and had hardly left the ball to go by her hands.
In 2002, she was asked to lead the Indian Women’s cricket team. She led India to a successful overseas test win in South Africa and also whitewashed the visiting England team in 2002. Under her guidance, Indian Women’s cricket team also reached the finals of the World Cup in 2005. Anjum created history by becoming the first women player to represent India in 100 ODIS. Her coach Sudha Shah though felt that her style of play is more suited for the longer version of the game. She retired from the game of cricket in 2009.
Post-retirement, she completed her MBA and became a motivational speaker and consultant and has also conducted corporate events for brands such as Goldman Sachs, Standard Charted Bank, and Vodafone among others. She is also a commentator and has been seen commentating in the IPL and international matches as well. Recently she was nominated by India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to be a part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and she expressed her gratitude for the same at her social media account.

Awards Receipt

Arjuna Award National Sports Award 2006 Cricket
Padma Shri Civilian Award 2014 Sports

Family Relatives and Relation

She was born to golfer Krishan Bal Chopra and Poonam Chopra. She has an elder brother named Nirav Chopra who was also a state level cricketer. Her maternal uncle Rohit Saini was also a former Cricketer. Anjum is married to an IAS officer from Delhi.

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Brown
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town New Delhi
Qualification MBA in Human Resource & Marketing
College Fore School of Management, New Delhi
Nationality Indian
Marital Status Married
Debut February 12, 1995, against New Zealand Women at Christ Church

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Anjum Chopra

  • She was the first female Indian cricketer who has scored the hundred.
  • Anjum has represented India in 4 World Cups. Only Charlotte Edwards of England and Karon Rolton of Australia are the only two other female players who have played that many Wolrd Cups for their respective countries.
  • She was good enough to play alongside Men in cricket. She spent some time at the Kolkata Knight Rider's nets.
  • Anjum was roped in by the South African cricket management committee prior to the World Cup in India in an advisory role.
  • Anjum has been appointed as a ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ in South Africa to raise awareness for ‘Breast Cancer’ for women.
  • She has co-authored a coffee table book titled ‘Women’s Cricket World – A Journey from 1745-2013.
  • She has also acted in a docudrama titled ‘Poor Cousins of Million Dollar Babies’.

Today's Famous Celebrity Birthdays