|Date of Birth:||7th September 1983|
|Mother Name:||Yelan Gutta|
|Father Name:||Kranti Gutta|
|Sister Name:||Insi Gutta|
|Husband Name:||Chetan Anand (Divorced)|
|Hometown:||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Net Worth:||$15 Million (Estimated)|
Jwala Gutta Biography: Jwala Gutta is a retired Indian professional Badminton player who has represented India at various International badminton events. She has won medals at many sports tournaments across the world. For her massive success in her career span, she received India’s second-highest sporting honor ‘Arjuna Award’ in 2011.
Mother – Yelan Gutta
Father – Kranti Gutta
Sister – Insi Gutta
Jwala was born in the Wardha district of Maharashtra on 7th September 1983. Her father Kranti Gutta hailed from the Telugu family of freedom fighters and Leftists from Peddapuliveru from Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh. Her mother Yelan, a Chinese, was born in China. Jwala is the Granddaughter of the Gandhian named Tseng. Yelan first came to India in 1977 with her grandfather to visit the Sevagram ashram, where she translated Gandhi’s autobiography and other works into the Chinese language.
After her birth, the family shifted to Telangana in Hyderabad. She was raised in Hyderabad and learned gymnastics and swimming at a very young age. She has a younger sister and her name is Insi Gutta. Her initial inclination was towards tennis but her mother insisted and convinced her to take up badminton as a full-time sport. And the rest is history now.
Husband (Divorced)- Chetan Anand (Badminton Player)
Jwala Gutta dated a fellow Badminton player Chetan Anand before tying the knot with him on 17 July 2005. But unfortunately, it ended miserably as the couple filed for the divorce in 2011 and finally got divorced on 29 June 2011. It was also speculated that she was having an affair with the former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin that led to her divorce with Cheta.
Later, after her divorce, Jwala expressed her desire to re-marry after rubbishing all the rumors that attracted the media attention about her alleged affair with Mohammad Azharuddin. One of the latest speculations says that she is openly dating Tamil hero Vishnu Vishal as they both are serious for each other. Both Vishnu and Jwala are divorced from their marriage.
Debut- India Asia Satellite Tournament, 2002
Coach- Syed Mohammed Arif
Favorite Shot- forehand service & left-handed stroke-play
Career Best Ranking- 6th (Mixed Doubles) & 10th (Women’s Doubles)
Career Record- Wins(165) & Losses(167)
Jwala Gutta started playing Badminton at the age of just six. But initially, she was inclined to playing tennis but her mother insisted pursue her full-time career in badminton. Before that, she also learned Gymnastics and Swimming before training for Badminton.
She was introduced to the coach Syed Mohammed Arif by her father when she was just four years old. Since then she started playing badminton. Jwala won her first-ever Badminton title when she was just six years old and she won at the Under-13 Girls Mini National Badminton Championship held at Thrissur, Kerala. It was her first break in badminton after that she never looked back.
The fact that her coach Arif had suggested her to learn Gymnastics before starting her Badminton training helped her tremendously in her entire career. She made her International debut in India Asia Satellite Tournament, 2002. Jwala has won numerous medals and Championships in her career with some major of them being Gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, historical Bronze medal at the 2014 Badminton Asia Championships.
She had a dominating record in the Doubles National Title between 2002-2008 along with Shruti Kurien. Gutta has won medals at most of the major international badminton tournaments and multi-sport events such as in South Asian Games, Bulgarian Open in the Mixed doubles category, Chinese Taipei Open in the Mixed doubles category, Thomas & Uber Cup in Women’s double’s category, etc.
She is the only Indian shuttler to qualify for the two different events in the Olympics. In 2010 she split with her longtime partner Shruti Kurien due to compatibility issues and paired up with Ashwini Ponappa just before the Commonwealth Games. The duo went on to win the sensational gold medal in the women’s doubles at the New Delhi Commonwealth Games making a history of winning a medal for India at the Commonwealth Games in the Women’s Doubles event. After her retirement, she soon came into a negotiation with the Badminton Association of India to become the coach of the doubles team.
She was a part of the Indian convoy for the London Olympics and also the Rio Olympics but she was unable to win a single medal in both the editions. In the Rio Olympics, she paired with Ashwini Ponappa where the pair crashed out in the group stage with two consecutive losses after their defeat from Japan and Netherlands. Subsequently, she announced retirement from the sport after returning back from Rio.
Jwala has also participated in several campaigns such as “Ice Bucket Challenge” and “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” to promote the social cause. For her activeness, she has been listed as one of the most inspirational sportswomen from India. Jwala is also credited to have introduced badminton doubles trend in India. She also paired up with Ashwini Ponappa in Women’s doubles and has achieved success.
Date of Birth- 7 September 1983
Age (as of 2019)- 36 years old
Birthplace- Wardha, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign- Virgo
Hometown- Hyderabad, Telangana, India
School- ZPPG High School, Amadalavalasa
College- Not known
Event- Singles, Mixed and Doubles category
Marital Status- Divorced
Net worth- $15 Million (Estimated)
Qualification- Not Known
Ethnicity- Not Known
Sexual Orientation- Straight
Hobbies- Driving & Shopping
Favorite Food- Chinese Cuisines & Indian Street foods
Favorite Actor- Shah Rukh Khan
Tattoo – NO
Height- 186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight (approx.) – 163 lbs (74 kg)
Eye Color- Dark Brown
Hair Color- Brown
Bra Size – 36 B
Waist Size – 28 Inches
Hip Size – 36 Inches
Dress Size- 6 (US)
Shoe Size- 8.5 (US)
- She has won Junior National Championship in the year 2000 when she was 17 years old.
- She was a consistent winner of the Doubles National Title between 2002-2008 along with the shuttler Shruti Kurien for seven years in a row.
- She won the Gold medal at the 2004 Syed Modi International in Women’s double category.
- She won a Silver medal at the 2004 Le Volant d’Or de Toulouse in Women’s double category.
- She won the Gold medal at the 2006 South Asian Games in the Mixed doubles category.
- She won the Gold medal at the 2006 Sri Lanka Satellite in Women’s double category.
- She won the Gold medal at the 2007 Cyprus International in Women’s double category.
- She won the Gold medal at the 2007 Pakistan International in Women’s double category.
- She won the Gold medal at the 2008 Bulgarian Open in the Mixed doubles category.
- She won the Gold medal at the 2008 Nepal International in Women’s doubles category.
- She won the Gold medal at the 2008 South Asian Games in Women’s doubles category.
- She won the Gold medal at the 2008 Bitburger Open in the Mixed doubles category.
- She won the Gold medal at the 2009 Chinese Taipei Open in the Mixed doubles category.
- She won the Gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Women’s doubles category.
- She won the Bronze Medal at the 2014 Thomas & uber Cup in Women’s double’s category.
- She won the Bronze Medal at the 2014 Badminton Asia Championships.
- She became the first Indian badminton player to qualify for two events in the Olympics in the 2012 London Olympics.
- In 2011, she was felicitated with the Arjuna Award (India’s second-highest sporting honor award) because of her success and achievements in her career.
Jwala has found herself in various controversies with one being banned for life by the Indian Badminton League federation for not letting her teammates of Krrish Delhi Smashers play against Banga Beats in a match. The controversy started when Banga Beats had a last-minute replacement of injured Hu Yun of Hong Kong, with Denmark’s Jan Ø. Jørgensen.
Jwala was involved in a lot of lengthy arguments and discussions which was later solved after Banga Beats accepted to drop Jorgensen. As rumors spread, she grabbed media attention after her divorce following her extramarital affair with the former Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin. However, both the cricketer and Jwala refrained from accepting the rumors spread across social media.
She has been under the scanner on various occasions for being an outspoken lady. One of those incidents being a controversy on social media hen she took on to twitter to show her disappointment over not even a single mention of sports in Finance Minister Late Arun Jaitley’s Union Budget 2017 presentation.
She expressed her outburst by taking it on to twitter as her tweet read “Will it be complaining and cribbing if ask what sports has in this budget???” However, this didn’t go down well with the sports lovers as they hit back at her and telling her that despite being an underperformer she has high expectations from the Government.
Will it be complaining or cribbing if ask what sports has in this budget???
— Gutta Jwala (@Guttajwala) February 2, 2017
Jwala Gutta has earned herself recognition due to her game skills and has also won numerous titles in her entire career. She also participated in Indian Badminton League and was the skipper of the Delhi team. She got a cash price of $31,000 from the IBF. She also made her fortune from Brand endorsements, from coaching and the tournaments. Her net worth is between $1-2 million.
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