Age: 26 Years
|Full Name||Manika Batra|
|Profession||Table Tennis Player|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 183 cm
in meters– 1.83 m
in feet inches– 6’ 0”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 65 kg
in pounds– 143 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-28-34|
|Records (main ones)||In 2018, she became the India’s top-ranked female table tennis player.|
|Awards/Achievements||2011– Silver medal in Chile Open Under-21 category
2015– Silver medal along with Ankita Das and Mouma Das in women’s team event at 2015 Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships
Silver medal along with Ankita Das in women’s doubles event at 2015 Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships
Bronze medal in women’s singles event at 2015 Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships
2016– Gold medal along with Pooja Sahasrabudhe in women’s doubles event at 2016 South Asian Games
Gold medal along with Anthony Amalraj in the mixed doubles event at 2016 South Asian Games
Gold medal along with Mouma Das and Shamini Kumaresan in women’s team event at 2016 South Asian Games
2018– Gold medal along with other Table Tennis Indian women team members at 2018 Commonwealth Games
|Date of Birth||15 June 1995|
|Age (as of 2021)||26 Years|
|School||Hans Raj Model School, New Delhi|
|College||Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi|
|Educational Qualification||College dropout|
|Address||A house in Naraina Vihar, Delhi|
|Hobbies||Doing nail art, Dancing
|Boys, Affairs and More|
|Parents||Father– Girish Batra
Mother– Sushma Batra
|Siblings||Brother– Sahil Batra (Elder)
Sister– Anchal Batra (Elder)
|Athlete(s)||Cricketer– Sachin Tendulkar
Table Tennis Players– Mouma Das, Neha Aggarwal
Badminton Player– Saina Nehwal
Some Lesser Known Facts About Manika Batra
- Manika started playing Table Tennis when she was just 5 years old.
- Initially, she started getting training in Table Tennis from her siblings as her sister and brother used to play table tennis.
- After that, she got professional training under ‘Sandeep Gupta’ who used to run his academy at ‘Hans Raj Model School’, New Delhi.
- Her father suffers from some mental health issues. Despite that, he supports her and watch her every match on television.
- At the age of 8, for the first time, she won the Under-8 state-level tournament.
- Manika has first represented ‘India’ in 2008 when she was only 13 years old.
- At the age of 16, she applied for a scholarship to receive training from Peter Karlsson Academy in Sweden, Europe.
- She dropped out of college when she was in the first year of graduation for pursuing her career in Table Tennis.
- As of 2017, she has represented ‘India’ multiple times, that is, in 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2014 Asian Games, 2015 Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships, 2016 South Asian Games, and 2016 Summer Olympics.
- During her teenage days, Manika got lots of modelling offers but she rejected to make her career in Table Tennis.
- When she was 22 years old, she ranked ’58’ among the world’s female Table Tennis players.
- In 2018, Manika was the part of Table Tennis Indian women’s team who received a Gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, Australia by defeating Singapore women’s team with 3-1.
- On 25 September 2018, the Government of India conferred Manika Batra with the Arjuna Award.