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Karnam Malleswari Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Biography, & More

Some sports didn’t support girls in the past. But girls have always proven their existence in all manner. Hence, you can read about Karnam Malleswari here. Also, you can find details on her career, achievements, awards, family, and more. 


Karnam Malleswari is recognized as a retired Indian weightlifter. She is the first woman to win the Indian athlete medal at Olympics. Karnam came into this world on 1st June 1975 in Andhra Pradesh. She got the bronze medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. In addition, she has been felicitated with many prestigious awards. It includes Rajiv Gandhi, Khel Ratna, Padma Shri, and more in the year 1999.



Real NameKarnam Malleswari
Other name Malleswari Tyagi
Nick NameIron Lady
ProfessionIndian Weightlifter (Retired)
Date of Birth1 June 1975
Age (as of 2021)46 Years
BirthplaceAmudalavalasa , Srikakulam , Andhra Pradesh
Zodiac signGemini
HometownAmadalavalasa, Andhra Pradesh
HobbiesSpending time with Family
SchoolZPPG High School, Amadalavalasa
College/UniversityNot Know
Education QualificationNot Know

Physical Appearance

Height (approx)in centimetres- 163 cm
in meter- 1.63 m
in feet & inches- 5’4”
Weight (approx)in Kilogram- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx)Not Know
Eyes ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack

Family, Siblings, Relationship

Marital StatusMarried
Husband/ SpouseRajesh Tyagi (Professional Weightlifter)

Karnam Malleshwari with husband Rajesh Tyagi
ParentsFather– Manohar (Constable in the Railway Protection Force)

Mother-  Shyamla Malleswari

Karnam Malleshwari with her mother Shyamla Malleswari
ChildrenSon- 2
Sharad Chander Tyagi

Karnam Malleshwari elder son Sharad Chander Tyagi

Karnam Malleshwari son Angad
SiblingsBrother- Ravindra Kumar

Narsamma Malleswari,
Krishna Kumari


  • Karnam malleswari became the first woman to win a bronze medal in the Sydney Olympics. 
  • She had always got a backbone in the form of her parents to become a weightlifter. 
  • Karnam dropped out of school at a very early age. Therefore she cannot impress people with their talent and skills. 
  • But then too she achieved success at the age of 16 after winning a silver medal in 1991. 


Event54 kg, 63 kg, 69 kg
Coach/MentorNeelam Shetty Appanna & Leonid Taranenko
Country (sports)India


  • Karnam malleswari achieved the bronze medal at the world championship in 1993. 
  • One can find about two gold medals and one silver medal in her name in the world championship. 
  • She won three gold medals at the Asian championship in South Korea in 1995.


Asian Games  (1998)Silver (63 kg), Bangkok
Asian Games  (1994) Silver (54 kg), Hiroshima
Asian Championships (1996)Gold, Japan
World Championsips (1996)Gold, China
World Championsips (1995) Gold (54 kg), Guangzhou
World Championsips (1994) Gold (54 kg), Istanbul
World Championsips (1993) Bronze (54 kg),Melbourne
Karnam Malleshwari Awards list

Favourite Things

Karnam malleswari likes to do weightlifting as her favorite thing. 

Exciting Things

Karnam malleswari was born into a very backward financial status family. But then, too, she has gained success in weightlifting at the age of 16. Karnam ranks among the best weightlifters on the list. She likes to spend time in weight lifting and making new records. 

Money Factor

Net worth (approx)1 million to $5 million


Karnam has got the coaching from Neelam Shetty Appanna. After this, she moved on to Delhi for further training in sports Authority. Later malleswari joined the national camp in 1990. As a result, she won the world championship with a 54 kg category. She had also taken coaching from Leonid Taranenko, who has made many of the records. As a result, Karnam Malleswari has won many weight lifting competitions and made records. 

Final Words

Karnam malleshwari has given great motivation to all girls to stand and make their career. So you should also make the ideal like this and start working today. 

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Q.1) Karnam Malleswari is associated with which sport?

Indian Weightlifter

Q.2) who is the coach of Karnam Malleswari?

Chanu Saikhom Mirabai

Q.3) Networth of Karnam Malleswari?

Karnam malleshwari has a net worth of around $1 million to $5 million. 

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