Deepa Malik Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Sonipat, Haryana
Age: 49 Years
Husband: Bikram Singh

Profession Indian Para-Athlete
Event(s) Shot Put, Javelin Throw, and Discus Throw
Medals Won • IWAS World Games (2009): Bronze medal in Shot Put
• Para-Asian Games China (Dec 2010): Bronze Medal
• IPC World Athletics Championship (Jan 2011): Silver Medal
• IWAS World Games Sharjah (Dec 2011): Two Bronze Medals
• Incheon Asian Para Games (2014): Silver medal in women’s 53–54 Javelin throw
• Paralympic Games, Rio (2016): Silver Medal in Shot Put
• Asian Para Games, Jakarta (2018): 2 Bronze Medals (1 Bronze F53/F54 Category in Javelin Throw, 1 Bronze F51/52/53 Category in Discus Throw)
Deepa Malik in Asian Para Games
Note: Besides 23 international medals and 58 national and state level medals (51 Gold, 5 Silver, 2 Bronze), she has many more accolades to her name.
Records • IPC Asian Record In Javelin F-53 Category
• Three National Records In Throws (Discus, Javelin, and Shot-put) In F-53 Category
• Three National Records In S-1 Swimming Category (Back Stroke, Breast Stroke, and FreeStyle)
• 2008: Swimming in River Yamuna Against The Current For 1 km. Allahabad
• 2009: Riding Special Bike
• 2011: Driving Across Nine High Altitude Passes in Nine Days on Leh-Ladakh Highest Motorable Roads.
• 2013: Longest Pan-India drive done by a paraplegic woman (Chennai-Delhi 3278 km)
Deepa Malik in the Motorcycle Rally


Awards 2007: Rotary Women of the year award
2009: Naari Gaurav Puraskar
2009: Rashtra Gaurav Puraskar
2012: Arjuna Award
2014: Limca people of the year award
2017: Padma Shri Award
2019: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
Deepa Malik Receiving Award
Personal Life
Date of Birth 30 September 1970 (Wednesday)
Age (as in 2019) 49 Years
Birthplace Bhaiswal, Sonipat District, Haryana
Zodiac sign Libra
Nationality Indian
Hometown Sonipat, Haryana
School Kendriya Vidyalaya, Fort William, Calcutta
College/University Sophia College, Ajmer, Rajasthan
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Deepa Malik in a Restaurant
Political Inclination Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
BJP Flag
Controversy In 2016, she appealed to get Khel Ratna award. She said-
I felt that there has been an oversight. Where’s the deficiency. Do I need to win one more medal in the 2020 Games at the age of 50 to be given this award [1]Hindustan Times
Relationships & More
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date 27 June 1989
Husband/Spouse Bikram Singh (Indian Army Officer)
Deepa Malik with Her Husband and Daughters
Children Daughter(s)– 2
• Ambika Malik (Works at Rotaract Club of JGU)
• Devika Malik (Works at CCYDN Commonwealth Children & Youth Disability Network)
Deepa Malik with Her Family
Parents Father– Balkrishan Nagpal (Indian Army Personnel)
Mother– Veena Nagpal
Deepa Malik's Parents
Siblings Brother– Vikram Nagpal

Deepa Malik

Some Lesser Known Facts About Deepa Malik

  • Deepa Malik is a well-known para-athlete of India. She is the Khel Ratna, Padma Shri, and an Arjuna Awardee.
  • She was born like a normal child, but at the age of 5, she was diagnosed with spine tumour; which was treated for three years.

    Deepa Malik with Her Brother

    Deepa Malik with Her Brother

  • In the year 1999, she was again diagnosed with a spinal tumour and then walking became impossible for her. The spinal tumour was operated by conducting 3 surgeries and 183 stitches. This made her lower body paralysed.
  • When she was 36 years old, she decided to pursue a career in sports.
  • She has participated in various adventure sports and has won accolades for those.
  • Deepa is an enthusiastic motor-biker and has covered 1700 km drive in 8-days and that too in sub-zero temperatures.

    Deepa Malik in a Motorcycle Rally

    Deepa Malik in a Motorcycle Rally

  • GoSports Foundation supports her through their Para Champions Program.
  • She became the first physically disabled person in India to receive an official rally license from the Federation Motor Sports Club of India (FMSCI).
  • In 2008, she swam against the current in the river Yamuna (1 km), for which she was registered in the Limca Book of Records.
  • Deepa was a member of the working group in the formulation of the 12th five-year plan (2012-2017) on Physical Education & Sports.
  • Later, she became the brand ambassador for NMDC ‘Clean India’ or ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.’

    Deepa Malik in an Event of Clean India

    Deepa Malik in an Event of Clean India

  • As per the sources, a biopic will be made on the life of Deepa Malik. [2]India Today
  • In 2016’s Paralympic Games, she won a silver medal in the shot put.
  • In the Asian Para Games 2018, she became the only Indian women to win medals in 3 consecutive Asian Para Games (2010, 2014, 2018).
  • On 25 March 2019, she joined the Indian Political Party- BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party).

    Deepa Malik's Post on Joining BJP

    Deepa Malik’s Post on Joining BJP

  • In 2019, Deepa Malik and Para-Badminton athlete, Manasi Joshi, appeared in the ‘Karamveer’ episode (11 October 2019) of Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 (2019).
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Watch the #KaramveerEpisode tomorrow at 9 PM only on @sonytvofficial #repost @sonytvofficial ・・・ Come celebrate the 77th birthday of the ever gracious and charming host, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan on #KBC11 this friday, 11th oct at 9 Pm. @amitabhbachchan

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1 Hindustan Times
2 India Today

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