Sakshi Malik is an Indian freestyle wrestler who hails from Rohtak district in Haryana. Sakshi Malik is the first Indian wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics. She also won a silver medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Sakshi Malik Personal Life
Sakshi Malik was born in Mokhra village of Rohtak district in Haryana. Her father, Sukhbir Malik, works as a bus conductor with Delhi Transport Corporation, while her mother, Sudesh Malik, is a supervisor at a local health clinic. Sakshi Malik’s biggest inspiration is her grandfather Badhlu Ram who was also a wrestler. Sakshi Malik is currently working as an employee of the Delhi division of Indian Railways.
Sakshi Malik is married to wrestler Satyawart Kadian, two months after she won the bronze medal in Rio Olympics. Notable persons with the likes of Sushil Kumar, former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and senior Indian National Lok Dal leader Abhay Singh Chautala attended the ceremony.
After winning the bronze medal in Rio Olympics, Sakshi Malik was also promoted to gazetted officer rank from being a senior clerk at the Indian railways.
Sakshi Malik Professional Life
Malik earned her first bronze medal in the 58 Kg freestyle event at the Junior World Championships in 2010.
Thereafter, she won a gold in 60kg category at the 2014 Dave Schultz International tournament. In the 2014 World Championships in Tashkent, Malik squared up against Anta Sambou, winning the bout 4-1. She claimed a bronze medal in the 60kg category at the 2015 Asian Championships in Doha, Qatar.
Sakshi qualified for the 2016 Olympics after defeating China’s Zhang Lan in the semi-final of the 58kg category at the Olympic Word Qualifying Tournament. She earned a bronze medal in the Olympics after registering an 8-5 victory over the Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan.
Sakshi participated in the second edition of the Pro Wrestling League, held in January 2017. She played for Colors Delhi Sultans in the league.
Sakshi Malik Early Life
Sakshi Malik completed her education from Viash Public School, Rohtak, Haryana and DAV Centenary Public School, Haryana. She started training at the age of 12. Her coach Ishwar Dhahiya used to train her in an akhara in Chotu Ram Stadium in Rohtak. She did her post-graduation in Physical education from Maharshi Dayanand University in Rohtak.
Sakshi Malika was born on 3rd September 1992 in Mokhra Village of Haryana’s Rohtak district. Sakshi’s inspiration to become a wrestler came from her grandfather who was also a wrestler. At the age of 12, Sakshi began training under the coach Ishwar Dahiya. She used to train at the Akhara in Chhotu Ram Stadium in Rohtak.
Sakshi Malik Achievements
- Sakshi won a silver medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games in 58kg category, held in Glasgow.
- Sakshi won a bronze medal in 2018 Commonwealth Games in 58kg category, held in Gold Coast.
- Sakshi won a bronze medal in 2015 Asian Championships in 60kg category.
- She won a silver medal in 2017 Asian Championships in 60kg category.
- Sakshi Malik bagged a bronze medal in 2018 Asian Championships in 62kg category.
- She bagged a bronze medal in 2019 Asian Championships in 62kg category.
- She bagged a bronze medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games in 63 kg category.
- She won a gold medal in 2018 Commonwealth Games in 62 kg category.
- She bagged a bronze medal in 2010 World Junior Championships in 59 kg category.
- Sakshi Malik also won a silver medal in 2009 Asian Junior Championships in 59kg category.
- Sakshi bagged a gold medal in 2012 Asian Junior Championships in 63 kg category.
- Sakshi Malik was honoured with a cash award of Rs. 2.5 crore.
- The Indian Railways has honoured with a cash reward of Rs. 60 Lakhs.
- The Government of Uttar Pradesh has honoured with Rani Laxmi Bai Award along with a cash prize of Rs. 3.11 Lakhs.
- She has received: ₹15 lakh (US$22,000) from the JSW Group; ₹20 lakh (US$30,000) from the Indian Olympic Association; ₹20 lakh (US$30,000) from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
- After qualifying for the Olympics, Salman Khan gifted her with Rs. 1.01 lakhs.
Sakshi Malik Personal Information
Full Name: Sakshi Malik
Date of Birth: 3rd September 1992
Hometown: Rohtak, Haryana, India
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 5’4 inches
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Sakshi Malik Controversy
Sakshi Malik has not been involved in any controversy in her career.
Sakshi Malik Net Worth
Sakshi Malik’s estimated net worth is between $100k-1M. After winning bronze at Olympics, Sakshi was honoured with cash prizes amounting to Rs. 3.5 crores. She owns a customized Mahindra Thar, while Sachin Tendulkar also gifted her a BMW after she won the medal at Olympics.
Some Intersting Facts about Sakshi Malik
- Initially, Sakshi Malik had to fight with the local boys as she belonged to a region where sports were not meant for girls.
- Amongst all the medals, the silver medal she won in 2014 Commonwealth Games is her personal favourite.
Social Media Handles
Sakshi Malik Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wrestlersakshi/
Sakshi Malik Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sakshimalikofficial/
Sakshi Malik Twitter: https://twitter.com/sakshimalik