Further Personal Information
||Husband Karan Medappa
||Hindi, Kannada, English
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She was introduced to the sport at age three.
|Why this sport?
||"I was a restless child and to keep me busy, my mother got me a badminton racquet and lobbed paper balls at me made from crumpled newspaper. Surprisingly, I hit them really well. After that I started playing badminton with my family and friends. As I got older, badminton got more serious and I didn't have time for anything else."
|Club / Team
||Delhi Dashers: India
|Name of coach
||Ajay Kanwar [club]; Pullela Gopichand [national], IND; Tan Kim Her [national, doubles], MAS
||Listening to music, reading, watching movies. (redbull.com, 17 Dec 2016)
|Most influential person in career
||Her family. (youthkiawaaz.com, 17 Jun 2014)
|Hero / Idol
||Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (ONS, 20 Jul 2016)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Luck comes to those who work hard." (redbull.com, 17 Dec 2016)
|Awards and honours
||In 2012 she received the Arjuna Award from the Indian government. (cricket.yahoo.com, 19 May 2014)
||Her father MA Ponappa was a state level hockey player for Karnataka in India. Her uncle Kumar Appachu played state level cricket. (ONS, 20 Jul 2016; magnamags.com, 18 Nov 2013)
||To win a gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. (indiatimes.com, 18 Jun 2018)