Sakshi Malik is an Indian freestyle wrestler, who won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. By doing so, she became the first Indian female wrestler to win a medal at the Olympics. Along with PV Sindhu and Dipa Karmakar, she made every Indian proud in the Olympics.

Born in 1992, Sakshi was interested in wrestling from early childhood and worked very hard to achieve this feat. She is an epitome of great positivity, hard work, determination and fighting spirit. She is the winner of a gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and recipient of Padma Shri.

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Sakshi Malik : Early Life and Personal Details

Sakshi Malik was born on September 3, 1992 in the Mokhra village of Rohtak district in Haryana to Sukhbir Malik and Sudesh Malik. She grew up in Rohtak with his brother. She went to Vaish Public School and DAV Centenary Public School for early education. Sakshi completed her graduation from Maharshi Dayanand University.

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This young wrestler is 5 feet 3.5 tall with a weight of 64 kg approx. About ethnicity, she is Jat and Hindu by religion. Apart from wrestling, she enjoys traveling to new places. Isn’t it romantic that Sakshi found her love in the wrestling arena? She was madly in love with fellow wrestler Satyawart Kadian. After dating for a brief period, they tied the knot in 2017.

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Sakshi Malik : Career

Sakshi developed an early interest towards wrestling by seeing her grandfather in a wrestling arena. At the age of 12, she joined Ishwar Dahiya’s akhara at the Chotu Ram stadium. She started honing her skills by training with boys as there were very few girls. Besides that, she had to face protests from locals who are against the training of girls.

Sakshi started to develop quickly at the junior level and even claimed a bronze medal at the 2010 Junior World Championships. She came into limelight, when she won a Gold at the Dave Schultz International Wrestling Tournament in 2014.

She continued her impressive journey with another silver at the Commonwealth Games in 2014. This victory is her personal favorite and hold a special place in her heart. In a following year, she participated in the Senior Asian Wrestling Championships held in Doha. She added another bronze in her trophy haul.

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Sakshi Malik : 2016 Rio Olympics

The match between Sakshi Malik and Aisuluu Tynybekova for the bronze medal in the 58kg category was epic. At one stage, she was trailing by 0-5 and very close to defeat. Like a classic Bollywood masala movie ending, she fought back and won the match in the dying moment. Finally, India received first medal at the 2016 Olympics.

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Sakshi Malik : Awards

After her remarkable journey in the Olympics, Sakshi received widespread recognition and appreciation. She received Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2016 and Padma Shri in 2017.

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Caption : Sakshi Malik and her new customized Mahindra Thar

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Sakshi Malik : Net Worth

Sakshi Malik gained overnight name and fame after winning bronze at the Olympics. Many media reported that she would likely to get many cash prizes, amounting to at least $542500 (INR 3.5 Crore). Government of Haryana honored her with a 500 yard land grant.

Many companies are in line to sign her for their brand endorsement. We can be sure that she is making a good sum of money and living a comfortable life. She travels in the stylish BMW car gifted by Sachin Tendulkar and also owns customized Mahindra Thar. We often see her in vacation mode in social media.

In 2016, Sakshi Malik became brand ambassador of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign for Haryana state. She is the true example of women empowerment in India and perfect role model for youth to follow.