Anmol Kharb Wiki, Height, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Anmol Kharb is an Indian badminton player. In 2023, she became the youngest woman to win the senior badminton singles national championship. In 2024, she hit the headlines after winning a gold medal at the Badminton Asia Team Championships 2024 in which she defeated some of the world’s top-ranked players while holding a very low world ranking of 472 herself.

Wiki/Biography

Anmol Kharb was born on Saturday, 20 January 2007 (age 17 years; as of 2024) in Faridabad, Haryana. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius. She pursued her schooling at Dayanand Public School, Faridabad, Haryana.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 6″

Weight (approx.): 55 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Body Measurements (approx.): 32-28-34

Anmol Kharb

Family

Parents & Siblings

Anmol Kharb’s father, Devender Singh, is an advocate and also a former national-level kabaddi player. Her mother’s name is Rajbala. She has an elder brother named Hardik.

Husband

Anmol Kharb is unmarried.

Career

Anmol Kharb initially competed in various inter-school badminton competitions as a member of the Dayanand Public School badminton team. At her first state championship, Anmol Kharb reached the finals. In the same year, she lost in the quarterfinals of her first U-13 nationals and the next year, she lost in the U-15 nationals to the then-Indian number 1 player Samayra Pawar. Later, she joined the Sunrise Shuttlers Academy in Noida. In 2019, Anmol won her first national-level title with the U-17 All India Ranking title in Hyderabad. She was only 12 years old then. In the same year, she also reached the semi-finals of the Senior All India Ranking tournament in Visakhapatnam. In 2020, she competed in the U-17 Sub-Junior National championships and won both singles and doubles championships. In the doubles championship, she was paired alongside Vennala K.

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Anmol after winning the Sub Junior National Badminton Championship

Anmol after winning the Sub Junior National Badminton Championship

In 2022, she competed in the Asian Junior Championships but could only make it to the pre-quarterfinals of the Championship. Anmol won a bronze medal at the World Junior Championships in 2023. In December 2023, she competed in the 85th Senior National Badminton Championship held in Guwahati and won a gold medal by defeating Tanvi Khanna in the finals. In January 2024, she became the champion of the Yonex Sunrise All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament held in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

Anmol on becoming the champion of Sunrise All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament 2024

Anmol on becoming the champion of Sunrise All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament 2024

In 2024, she was a member of the Indian Badminton team that represented India at the 2024 Badminton Asia Team Championships held in Selangor, Malaysia. The other members of the team were P. V. Sindhu and Ashmita Chaliha. The Indian women’s badminton team went on to win the gold medal at the 2024 Badminton Asia Team Championships which was also India’s first-ever medal in the women’s category in the Badminton Asia Team Championship. She played 3 matches at this championship and all 3 were knockout matches. In the first knockout match, she defeated Wu Luo Yu of the People’s Republic of China who held a world ranking of 149 with a score of 22-20, 14-21, 21-18. In the semi-finals, she played against Natsuki Nidaira of Japan who held a world ranking of 29 with a score of 21-14, 21-18. In the finals, she played against world No. 45 Pornpicha Choeikeewong of Thailand and easily won the finals with a score of 21-14, 21-9 in just 43 minutes.

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Meet the rockstars who led us to victory ✌️ today at #BadmintonAsiaChampionships2024🏸😍

Can’t thank 17- year old Anmol Kharb enough! The girl has got nerves of steel as she secured the final victory in style for 🇮🇳 😍🥇

Our experienced @Pvsindhu1‘s dominance and the dynamic… pic.twitter.com/q1VCmQ1Z5V

— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) February 18, 2024

Achievements

In December 2023, Anmol Kharb was honoured by Dr. Amit Bhalla, Vice President of Manav Rachna Educational Institutions and the President of FDBA with a cash award of INR 1,00,000, in the presence of Sarkar Talwar, Sports Director at MREI. She was also given five years of free support from the state-of-the-art Manav Rachna Sports Science Centre and a full scholarship for her academic pursuits at the Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies.

Anmol being honoured at the Manav Rachna Sports Academy

Anmol being honoured at the Manav Rachna Sports Academy

Favourites

  • Drink: Chocolate-flavoured bubble tea

Facts/Trivia

  • She is coached by Kusumm Singh who is a former national-level badminton player and a peer of Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal and Ashwini Ponnappa.
  • Anmol’s mother, Rajbala, moved to Noida from Faridabad with her in order to support her passion for badminton and take care of her.
  • In 2019, she was selected under the Government of India’s Khelo India scheme which aims to provide assistance to budding athletes.
  • Anmol takes physical training classes from a former international boxer every day at 5:00 AM to build her stamina and core strength.
  • Anmol is popularly known for her outstanding smashes on the badminton court.
  • In 2022, she was ranked as India’s top badminton player in both the under-17 and under-19 categories.
  • Anmol won her first senior national title only at the age of 16 by defeating Tanvi Khanna in the 85th National Badminton Championship.
    Anmol after winning the 85th Senior National Badminton Championship 2023

    Anmol after winning the 85th Senior National Badminton Championship 2023

  • She trains for six hours every day.
  • Before she started playing badminton, she used to skate. In an interview, while talking about why she chose to pursue badminton professionally and not taking, she said,

    In skating, I would often get pushed from behind by other competitors. My feet were always grazed and bruised, so I got fed up. Badminton was indoors and safe.”

  • In her leisure time, she enjoys travelling with friends and family and exploring different places.
  • In her diet, she includes a lot of milk, halwa and bajra rotis to gain strength.
  • After winning the 2024 Badminton Asia Team Championship, her world ranking moved up by 136 places to reach the 336th spot in the world rankings from 472.
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