November 17, 2019

Gunjan Saxena (IAF Officer) Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 30, 2019

Other Name: Gunjan, Kargil Girl

Short Biography

Gunjan Saxena was born in 1975 in India. She is an Indian Air Force Officer who is known as Kargil Girl.

Gunjan Saxena Complete Bio & Career

Gunjan Saxena was born in a family of soldier and hence she too decided to join the defense forces. While pursuing graduation from Hans Raj College in Delhi, she also joined Safdarjang Flying School so that she can learn the basics of flying. To join India Air Force, she cleared the SSB exams and joined th first batch of women in Indian Air Force in 1994. She also got selected to train as a pilot at IAF.

She got posted in Uddhampur, J&K. She was waiting for her opportunity to serve the country along with her associate Vidya Rajan. After the 1999 Kargil war broke out, she became a part of operation Vijay. During the war, she got the opportunity to flew a cheetah helicopter in the warzone. She rescued various injuried soldiers. She was constantly attcked by Pakistan through rocket launchers and bullets but she narrowly escaped. 

Through this she proved what women are capaable of and after hr successful stint it has paved way for various other women to become a pilot in Indian Air Force. A biopic titled Gunjan Saxena - The Kargil Girl will be released in 2020 and actress Jhanvi Kapoor will portray her role on screen.

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Gunjan Saxena Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She is married to an IAF officer and together the couple is blessed with a daughter named Pragya.

Life's Important Dates Of Gunjan Saxena

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address New Delhi, India
School N/A
College Hansraj College, New Delhi
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A

Favourites

Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Player Sachin Tendulkar
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Jhanvi Kapoor

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Gunjan Saxena

  • It was one of her cousin who showed her a cockpit when she was just 11 years old. It was then that she decided that she wants to become a pilot.
  • She ended her military career post the birth of her daughter in 2004.
  • She is also referred as 'Kargil Girl'.
  • For her contribution, she was felicitated with the Shaurya Award.