Diksha Dagar Wiki, Height, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Diksha Dagar is a left-handed Indian professional golfer who is also hearing impaired.

Wiki/Biography

Diksha Dagar was born on Thursday, 14 December 2000 (age 23 years; as of 2023) in the village Chhapar, district Jhajjar, Haryana. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. She completed her schooling at the Mount St. Mary’s School in Delhi Cantt, Delhi.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 8″

Weight (approx.): 60 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Diksha Dagar

Family

Parents & Siblings

Diksha Dagar’s father, Col Narinder Dagar, works in the army and is also a former gold player. Diksha’s mother, Sunita, is a homemaker. Diksha has an elder brother named Yogesh Dagar who is also a hearing-impaired golfer.

Diksha Dagar (second from right) with her family

Diksha Dagar (second from right) with her family

Husband

Diksha Dagar is unmarried.

Career

Amateur Golf Player

Diksha Dagar started her amateur-level golf journey in the year 2012. In 2015, she participated in the Hero Women’s Indian Open followed by the Eastern India Ladies & Junior Girls – Faldo Series India in which she scored a total of 160 season ranks and ended up winning the tournament. In the following year, Diksha took part in a few tournaments which included the 2016 Chandigarh Ladies & Junior Girls Championship, Faldo Series India Championship, Western India Ladies & Girls Championship, and Eastern India Ladies & Junior Girls. In 2017, she participated in the Telangana Ladies & Junior Girls Championship, Northern India Ladies & Girls, and Western India Ladies & Girls Championship. She also took part in and won her maiden professional event ‘The Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour.’ In the same year, Diksha also participated in the 2017 Summer Deaflympics which were held in Turkey. Golf was included in the Summer Deaflympics for the very first time, and she won the second prize in the tournament.

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Diksha Dagar during a match in the 2017's Summer Deaflympics

Diksha Dagar during a match in the 2017’s Summer Deaflympics

In 2018, Diksha Dagar participated in Thailand’s Asia-Pacific Amateur Ladies Golf Team Championship which is better known as the Queen Sirikit Cup and registered herself as the best score by Indian by scoring three under 69 and helped the Indian team to finish sixth in the women’s team event and totalling her score to four-under over the three days, the lowest any Indian had gone in the Queen Sirikit Cup history. . In the same year, Diksha also won the Singapore Ladies Amateur Open.

Professional Golf Player

Diksha Dagar started her professional golf journey in 2019 by participating in and winning the South African Women’s Open, a tournament on the 2019 Ladies European Tour. This was Diksha’s first professional win.

Diksha Dagar during a match in the South African Women's Open in 2019

Diksha Dagar during a match in the South African Women’s Open in 2019

In the following year, Diksha became part of the 2020 Dubai Omega Moonlight Classic Tournament held in Dubai, the 2020 Summer Olympics as well as the 2020 Ladies Scottish Open which was held in Scotland.

Diksha Dagar during a match in the 2020 Dubai Omega Moonlight Classic Tournament

Diksha Dagar during a match in the 2020 Dubai Omega Moonlight Classic Tournament

She also represented India at the 2020 Summer Olympics which also marked her debut in the Olympics. In 2021, she took part in the 2021 Ladies European Tour and won the Aramco Team Series in London. She qualified and made her second appearance in the 2021 Summer Deaflympics which was held in May 2022 and ended up defeating USA’s Ashlyn Grace in the finals. Diksha Dagar took part in the Simone Asia Pacific Cup 2023.

Awards & Honors

  • 2015: Eastern India Ladies & Junior Girls – Faldo Series India
  • 2016: Chandigarh Ladies & Junior Girls Championship, Faldo Series India Championship, Western India Ladies & Girls Championship, Eastern India Ladies & Junior Girls
  • 2017: Telangana Ladies & Junior Girls Championship, Northern India Ladies & Girls, Western India Ladies & Girls Championship
  • 2017: Silver medal in the women’s individual golf event at the Summer Deaflympics
  • 2017: Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour Leg 16
  • 2018: Singapore Ladies Amateur Open Championship
  • 2019: South African Women’s Open
  • 2021: Gold medal in the women’s individual event during the Summer Deaflympics
    Diksha Dagar with her gold medal at the Summer Deaflympics in 2021

    Diksha Dagar with her gold medal at the Summer Deaflympics in 2021

  • 2023: Czech Ladies Open Tournament
    Diksha Dagar as the winner of the Czech Ladies Open Tournament (2023)

    Diksha Dagar as the winner of the Czech Ladies Open Tournament (2023)

  • 2024: Arjuna Awards for Outstanding Performance in Sports and Games
    Diksha Dagar (left) receiving the Arjuna Award from President Droupadi Murmu in 2024

    Diksha Dagar (left) receiving the Arjuna Award from President Droupadi Murmu in 2024

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Bike Collection

Diksha Dagar owns a Hero Pleasure Xtec.

Diksha Dagar with her Hero Pleasure Xtec

Diksha Dagar with her Hero Pleasure Xtec

Facts/Trivia

  • In 2016, Diksha Dagar became the only Indian golfer to be ranked within the top 500 in the world rankings for the Under 18 category.
  • She became the first and only golfer in Deaflympics history to secure two Deaflympic medals in golf since the introduction of sport to Deaflympics in 2017.
  • In 2019, Diksha Dagar became the second Indian female golfer after Aditi Ashok to win the Ladies European Tour more than once and became the youngest Indian woman to win the prestigious title at the young age of 18.
    Diksha Dagar as the youngest Indian woman to win the prestigious title

    Diksha Dagar as the youngest Indian woman to win the prestigious title

  • In 2019, Diksha became the first Indian to clinch the South African Women’s Open title.
  • In 2020, along with two fellow Indian golfers Aditi Ashok and Tvesa Malik became the first trio of golfers from India to take part in a single event at the Ladies European Tour.
  • In 2022, Diksha became the only golfer in history to have competed in both the Olympics and the Deaflympics.
  • Diksha used to play other sports like swimming, TT, shooting, badminton, basketball, horse riding, and tennis; however, at the tender age of seven, she got inclined towards golf and decided to pursue it as her career option.
  • When she wanted to start her formal training, no one was willing to teach her due to her hearing problem and that’s when her father decided that he would personally teach her daughter and started providing her the formal training for golf. Diksha’s father also serves as her caddie (who carries golfer’s clubs and provides other assistance during a match).
    Diksha Dagar with her (father) who is also her coach and her caddie

    Diksha Dagar with her (father) who is also her coach and her caddie

  • Diksha Dagar considers the tennis player Novak Djokovic and golfer Tiger Woods, her biggest inspiration in sports. She admires the winning attitude that both these players possess.
  • Diksha loves sketching and often shares pictures of her sketches on social media.
    Diksha Dagar's drawing that she posted on Instagram

    Diksha Dagar’s drawing that she posted on Instagram

  • In 2022, Diksha’s name was featured in the Indian television game show titled ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati,’ where the host and actor Amitabh Bachchan asked a contestant a question that said

    Diksha Dagar was one of the two women who represented India in which sport at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?”

  • Diksha started playing golf while wearing hearing aids at the tender age of six.
  • Diksha was the first Indian deaf sportsperson to have represented India at the Olympics.
  • Diksha loves travelling and goes on vacation with her family when she is free from her golf schedule.
    Diksha Dagar on a vacation in Manali

    Diksha Dagar on a vacation in Manali

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