Jwala Gutta

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Badminton Player
Date of Birth September 7, 1983
Place of Birth Wardha, India
Age 37 years old
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Jwala Gutta

Jwala Gutta is an Indian professional badminton player. Beginning in the late 1990s, she represented India at international events in both mixed and women's doubles. She has a total of 316 match wins in both the disciplines—the most by any Indian—and peaked at no. 6 in the world rankings. Gutta has won medals at numerous tournaments on the BWF circuit including a silver at the 2009 Superseries Masters Finals and a bronze at the 2011 World Championships. Born in Wardha to a Chinese mother and a Telugu father, she began playing badminton at a young age. A fourteen-time National Champion, Gutta played with Shruti Kurien earlier in her career, but found greater international success with Ashwini Ponnappa. The pair consistently figured among the top-twenty in the BWF World Ranking reaching as high as no. 10 in 2015. Gutta is the first badminton player of Indian to qualify for two events in the Olympics–women's doubles with Ponnappa and mixed doubles with V. Diju at London.

Born: September 7, 1983, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
Residence: Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Years active: 1999–2017
Handedness: Left
Highest ranking: 6 (XD August 2010), 10 (WD August 2015)
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About Jwala Gutta

Indian badminton doubles player who represented her country at the 2012 Olympic Games. She's received credit for helping grow the sport in her country and became part of the first Indian doubles team to ever be ranked in the top ten.

Before Fame

She started playing badminton when she was six years old and won several junior championships before going pro.


Known for her aggressive net play, she's won gold medals at the South Asian Games and Commonwealth Games.

Family Life

She was married to Chetan Anand from 2005 to 2011. She has a sister named Insi.


She and Ashwini Ponnappa have often played as partners.

Information related to Jwala Gutta

  • Sportswomen from Hyderabad, India
  • Olympic badminton players of India
  • Indian national badminton champions
  • Indian female badminton players
  • Sportswomen from Maharashtra
  • Badminton players at the 2006 Commonwealth Games
  • Badminton players at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
  • Commonwealth Games bronze medallists for India
  • Badminton players at the 2014 Commonwealth Games
  • Commonwealth Games gold medallists for India
  • Commonwealth Games silver medallists for India
  • Badminton players at the 2010 Asian Games
  • Badminton players at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Badminton players at the 2016 Summer Olympics
  • Commonwealth Games medallists in badminton
  • Asian Games competitors for India
  • 21st-century Indian women
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Latest information about Jwala Gutta updated on January 14, 2021.

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