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Ashwini Ponnappa Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Husband, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 18, 2020

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Short Biography

Ashwini Ponnappa was born on 18-09-1989 in Bengaluru in the state of Karnataka, India. She is an Indian Badminton Player.

Other Name: Ashwini Ponnappa Machimanda, Ashwini Medappa

Ashwini Ponnappa Complete Bio & Career

Ashwini Ponnappa completed her school level education from the famous St. Francis Xavier's Girl's High School in Bangalore. During her school days, she started playing badminton and began her junior career at an early age. She first came to reckoning after she won the Indian junior championships in the year 2001. She was just 12 years then. She then won the sub-junior girl's doubles title in the year 2004.
She won the coveted Gold medal at the South Asian games in the year 2006. She turned pro in 2007 and started representing India at the highest level. She formed a formidable partnership with veteran badminton player Jwala Gutta. The year 2010 was arguably the best year of her career as she first won a Gold medal in team and mixed doubles event at the South Asian Games. She then became a household name in India after she along with Gutta won the Gold medal in 2010 Commonwealth Games in front of the home crowd in Delhi. She and Jwata then registered their name in the history books of badminton by becoming the first Indian pair to win a medal at the World Badminton Championships. They both represented India in the 2012 Summer Olympics as well.She has parted her ways with Jwala Gutta now and represent at women’s doubles events partnering N. Sikki Reddy and in mixed doubles, she has partnered with B. Sumeeth Reddy of late. Her drop shots and backline smashes are a treat to watch.

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Honours & Awards

Arjuna Award National Sports Award 2012 Badminton

She has been conferred with Arjuna Award for Badminton by the government of India.

Ashwini Ponnappa Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to a hockey player MA Ponnappa and Cauvery Ponnappa. She has a younger brother named Appanna Ponnappa. She married to a model and businessman Karan Madappa on 24-12-2017.

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Body Measurements

Breast Size 34
Waist Size 26
Hip Size 34
Body Figure 34-26-34
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Hyderabad, Telangana, India
School St. Francis Xavier Girls High School, Bangalore
College St. Mary's College, Hyderabad
Mount Carmel College Autonomous, Bengaluru
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Watching Movies, Listening Music, Coocking, Reading Positive Quotes & Reading Books
Marital Status Married
Debut Won the title "Sub-Junior Girls Doubles" (2004)
Won Gold Medal in South Asian Games (2010)
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A
Coach Tan Kim
Handedness Right Hand


Favorite Color White, Red
Favorite Brand Zara, Promod
Favorite Player Virat Kohli , Lionel Messi
Favorite Sport Cricket & Football
Favorite Politician Narendra Modi
Favorite Actress Anushka Sharma
Favorite Actor Aamir Khan
Favorite Movie Begin Again (2013)
Favorite Singer Lata Mangeshkar , Shreya Ghoshal , Arijit Singh
Favorite Place London
Favorite Food Sushi, Burger
Favourite Author/Novelist Nicholas Sparks
Favourite Badminton Strike Smash
Favourite Car Duster

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Ashwini Ponnappa

  • In 2010. Commonwealth Games she won the Gold Medal.
  • She Won the "National Junior Badminton championship titles" in the girl’s doubles events in both consecutive years (2006 & 2007).
  • In 2006, she Obtained a Gold medal at the South Asian Games.
  • She is an animal lover and even she loves listening to music in her spare time.
  • Her father was a national hockey player.
  • In 2012, she Got a Silver medal in the mixed team event of the (Commonwealth Games).

Ashwini Ponnappa Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

32 years, 9months, 13 days old age Ashwini Ponnappa will turn 33 on 18 September, 2022. Only 2 months, 16 days, 21 hours,27 minutes has left for her next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Ashwini Ponnappa has celebrated the total number of 33 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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