Krishna Poonia Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Secrets, Affairs, Images, Marriage, Phone number.

Krishna Poonia is an International Gold Medalist from India. She is a Politician

Krishna Poonia Bio/Wiki

Name Krishna Poonia
Famous ForThe First Indian Woman to win a Gold Medal in the Commonwealth Games
Date of Birth 5 May 1977
(as in 2019)
42 Years
Zodiac/Sun SignTaurus
Birth PlaceAgroha, Hisar District, Haryana
Home townAgroha, Hisar District, Haryana
Parents/ FatherMaha Singh
MotherNot Known
BrotherNot Known
SisterNot Known

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personal Life

SchoolNot Known
College/ UniversityKanodia Girls College, Jaipur
Education QualificationDegree in Sociology
Contact numberNot Known
AddressAgroha, Hisar District, Haryana India
CasteJat [1]
HobbiesRedding Books and Music
DebutNot Known
Krishna Poonia
Krishna Poonia


Political Party Indian National Congress (INC)
Political Journey1), Joined the Indian National Congress (INC) in 2013
2), Contested for the Sadulpur Assembly Seat in 2013 from Rajasthan but lost
3), Contested again in 2018 for the Sadulpur Assembly Seat and won
4), Congress announced her as the party’s candidate to fight the 2019 General Elections from the Jaipur Rural seat of Rajasthan against sitting MP Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Marital Status/Affairs

Marital Status Married
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known
Marriage DateYear 2000
Husband/SpouseVirender Singh Poonia
(Government Officer and Coach)
ChildrenSon- Lakshyaraj
Daughter- None

Krishna Poonia Style Quotient

Cars CollectionMahindra Scorpio (2008 Model)
Maruti Suzuki SX4 (2010 Model)
Maruti Suzuki SX4 (2012 Model)
Audi Q5 (2013 Model)
Assets/PropertiesMovable Assets: ₹1.65 crores
Cash: ₹50,000
Bank Deposits: ₹1.1 crores
Jewelry: ₹10 lacs

Immovable Assets: ₹1.2 crores
Agricultural Land: ₹20 lacs
Non-Agricultural Land: ₹60 lacs
Residential Building: ₹40 lacs


Salary  (as an MLA)₹25,000 + other allowances
Networth₹3.45 crores (as of 2014)

Physical Status

HeightIn Centimeters- 182 cm
in Meters- 1.82 m
In Feet inches- 5’ 11”
WeightIn Kilograms- 80 kg
In Pounds- 176 lbs
Shoe size9
Hair colorBlack
Eyes colorBlack
Skin colorFair


Event Discus Throw
CoachVirendra Singh Poonia
(as of 2018)
Holds the National Record for the Longest Discus throw of 64.76 meters
Awards, Honours, Achievements1), 2006: Bronze Medal in the Doha Asian Games and Gold Medal in the 46th Open National Athletics Championship
2), Gold Medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games
3), Bronze Medal in the Guangzhou Asian Games in 2010
4), Awarded the Arjuna Award in 2010
5), Maharana Pratap Award from the Government of Rajasthan
6), Bhim Award from the Government of Haryana
7), Awarded the Padma Shri Civilian honor in 2011

Social Media Accounts

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Krishna Poonia Some Lesser-Known Facts

  • Does Krishna Poonia drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Does Krishna Poonia smoke?: Not Known
  • Krishna Poonia is an International Gold Medalist and the First Indian Woman Athlete to win a Gold Medal in the Commonwealth Games. She represented India in the Olympics 3 times. She is the only athlete in India after Milkha Singh to win a gold medal in an international track and field event.
  • Due to a lack of facilities in her school and village, she got introduced to sports after she joined college. She picked up her first discus in college and started winning collegiate and state-level competitions as a discus thrower. This got her selected for a National camp in Patiala.
  • Interestingly Virender Poonia, former National Level Hammer thrower, was attending the same camp as Krishna but didn’t know her. Later that year their families arranged their marriage and they got married in the year 2000.
  • She won the Gold Medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games Delhi and became the first Indian woman and the only athlete after Milkha Singh to win a Gold Medal in a track and field event. She considers this the highest point in her sporting career.
  • On 11 October 2010, she was honored with the Arjuna Award, just a few days after she won the Gold Medal in the Commonwealth Games, New Delhi.
  • In 2011, she received the Padma Shri Award for her extraordinary contributions to sports.
  • For the 2019 general elections, Congress announced that Krishna will be contesting from the Jaipur Rural Constituency of Rajasthan, against Cabinet Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore; who is the sitting MP from Jaipur Rural.

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