She has been one of India’s top wrestlers in the 53-55kg category and performed exceptionally well at the international arena.
A book, based on the life of the Phogats, claims that Babita’s parents wanted a son before she and her elder sister Geeta had born; as her father wanted a boy and make him a world-class wrestler.
She went on to win a Gold at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
In 2016, she qualified for the Rio Olympics; becoming only the fourth female wrestler in the country to qualify for the Olympics. However, she could not win a medal in Rio and was defeated in the first round itself.
After a disappointing performance at Rio Olympics, Babita won silver at the Commonwealth Games held in Goldcoast in 2018.
A Bollywood film- Dangal (2016), which is based on her father’s life & her journey towards success along-with her sister Geeta, became a blockbuster soon after its release on 23 December 2016. The film earned the Phogath Sisters a household name in India.
Babita went through a hand operation and was released from the hospital just 4 days before the trials of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. She won a silver medal in the tournament.
In 2013, the Haryana Government offered her the post of Sub Inspector (SI) in the Haryana Police for her outstanding performance in the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
. In 2019, Babita, along with her boyfriend Vivek Suhag, participated in the dance reality show “Nach Baliye 9.”