Further Personal Information
||Hindi, Telugu, English
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She began playing badminton at age six.
|Why this sport?
||She was influenced by her mother, who had played badminton.
|Club / Team
||Hyderabad Hunters: India
|Name of coach
||Pullela Gopichand [national], IND; Kim Tan Her [national], MAS
||World Team Championships
|Most influential person in career
||Her parents, and coach SM Arif. (daijiworld.com, 17 Jul 2014; deccanchronicle.com, 19 Mar 2016)
|Hero / Idol
||Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, German tennis player Steffi Graf. (hindustantimes.com, 02 Mar 2014)
||A right knee sprain forced her to withdraw from the Indian squad for the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (indiatimes.com, 10 Sep 2014)
She suffered from a shoulder injury in 2013. (indianexpress.com, 21 Aug 2013)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"You have to be truthful to yourself, and that's what has helped me achieve everything I have today. We live in a society where people lie all the time to be on the top, and it's also true that those who stick to the truth are targeted, at least initially. I also went through the same, but my father taught me to fight for what's right without harming anyone. The second important thing is being focussed. When I am in the court, I only think about the game." (wonderwoman.intoday.in, 31 May 2012)
|Awards and honours
||In 2011 she received the Arjuna Award from the Indian government for excellence in a sporting field. (in.com, 30 Aug 2011)
||To win gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (daijiworld.com, 17 Jul 2014)
She took a year's break from badminton after the 2012 Olympic Games in London. She returned to the sport in 2013 to resume her pairs partnership with Ashwini Ponnappa. (asianage.com, 12 May 2014)
After participating at the 2012 Olympic Games in London she got a 2012 Olympic ring tattoo on her back. (hindustantimes.com, 02 Mar 2014)