Manjeet Kaur Biography: Age, Height, Facts, Achievements, Controversy & Net Worth

Manjeet Kaur Biography: Manjeet Kaur is one of the well-known athletes from India. She specializes in the 400 m and 4*400 m relay. Kaur has a list of achievements and titles to her name at both national & international stage.

In 2005, Manjeet was also awarded the Arjuna Award for his contributions to the sport. Manjeet has been an excellent example for both sportsmen as well as students. During her sporting journey, the athlete never left her books and that is the reason she was holding two achievements in her hand at the same time- “a gold medal at the Asian Games and a master’s degree in history”.


When she was a kid, the school in her village was only up to 5th class which was later extended to 8th grade. For her higher studies, Kaur enrolled in 10th class at Dhadda Fateh Khan School which was several kilometers away from her home.

She used to cycle daily to school. Later, she began covering the distance by foot.

This phase was the actual turning point in Kaur’s life. Soon, the little Manjeet started participated in athletics competitions in her school.


Manjeet Kaur was born on 4th April 1982 in Hoshiarpur village, Punjab, India. She was born to Banarsi Das and Bimala. Kaur’s mother Bimala always advised Manjeet to leave sports as injuries are a part of sporting career but her father who was a farmer, always supported her.

In Hoshiarpur, Kaur practiced for long 4 hours in the hot sun at a government college & studied all night. Manjeet got selected in international level competitions where she earned a gold medal in 100 m race & also in 200 m.

Along with athletics, Kaur’s father always advised the aspiring athlete that her study should also go along. When she earned a gold medal at the Junior Asian Games, Kaur also completed her Masters in History.

In the year 2011, Manjeet became an inspector in the Punjab Police by clearing the exam & later got promoted to DSP. Manjeet has always taken steps to empower women.

In 2015, Kaur tied the knot with hockey player Gurwinder Singh Chandi.



Kaur held the national record of 51.05 seconds in 400 m. She set this record at the National Circuit Athletic Meet in Chennai in 2004. Kaur got qualified for the Athens Olympics & also break the previous record of K. M. Beenamol.

In 2004, Kaur represented India at the Athens Olympics in the 4*400 m relay where the team set a national record with a clock time of 3:26.89. The team finished 3rd in the competition.

At the Beijing Olympics, Kaur also represented India in the 4*400 m relay race along with Mandeep Kaur, Sathi Geetha, and Chithra K. Soman. The team finished the race with a clock time of 3:28.83 & finished 7th in their heats.

In 2006, Manjeet represented India in the 4*400 m relay at the Doha Asian Games where they earned a gold medal. Earlier at the same event, Kaur also earned a silver in the women’s 400 m race. She lost the gold medal to Olga Tereshkova of Kazakhstan.

In 2010, Manjeet also earned a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in the 4*400 m relay along with Ashwini Akkunji, Sini Jose and Mandeep Kaur.


  • The Arjuna Award for Athletics in 2005



  • Gold: 2010, New Delhi: 4*400 m relay
  • Silver: 2006, Melbourne: 4*400 m relay


  • Gold: 2005, Incheon: 400 m
  • Gold: 2005, Incheon: 4*400 m relay
  • Gold: 2007, Amman: 4*400 m relay
  • Silver: 2009, Guangzhou: 4*400 m relay
  • Bronze: 2009, Guangzhou: 400 m


  • Gold: 2006, Doha: 4*400 m relay
  • Gold: 2010, Guangzhou: 4*400 m relay
  • Silver: 2006, Doha: 400 m


Name: Manjeet Kaur  

Nickname: Manjeet Kaur  

Sport: Athletics  

Events: 4*400 m relay & 400 m

Country: India

Father’s name: Banarsi Das

Mother’s name: Bimala

Husband’s name: Gurvinder Singh Chandi


Height: 175 cm (5 ft 8.5 in)

Weight: 61 kg (134 lbs)

Eye colour: Black

Hair colour: Black

Date of birth: 4th April 1982  

Age: 37 years

Birthplace: Punjab, India

Zodiac sign: Aries

Nationality: India

Hometown: Punjab

Religion: Sikh


Apart from her awards, achievements, and performances, athlete Manjeet Kaur made headlines when a notice was issued against her following her refusal to be tested by the NADA (National Anti Doping Agency) dope control officer in Patiala in 2012.  


The primary income & net worth of Manjeet Kaur come from her service as a deputy superintendent of Police (DSP) in the Punjab Police and also the sporting career.





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