Sakshi Malik Kadian was born on 3rd September at Rohtak, Haryana in 1992. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. She was born and raised in Mokhra, a small village in Haryana where wrestling was not considered as a sport for girls.
Sakshi Malik is from a small family in Rohtak, Haryana. But her biggest motivation and power was her family who made what she is today. Her father’s name is Sukhbir Malik he was a DTC bus conductor from Haryana and mother Sudesh Malik she used to work in Anganwadi in Rohtak. He also has a brother named Sachin Malik. Their caste was Jat. Sakshi Malik studied in Vaish Public School and later DAV Centenary Public School in her locality. She gained interest in wrestling from her grandfather Badlu Ram and began her training since age 12 from a professional trainer Ishwar Dahiya at an Akhara in Rohtak. Despite all these, she did complete her master’s degree in Physical Education from Maharshi Dayanand University in Rohtak, Haryana.
|Date of Birth||3 September 1990|
|Hometown||Rohtak, Haryana, India|
|Hobbies||Travelling, Doing Yoga|
|School||Vaish Public School Rohtak, Haryana|
DAV Centenary Public School Rohtak, Haryana
|College||Maharshi Dayanand University in Rohtak, Haryana.|
|Height (approx)||in centimetres- 162 cm|
in meter- 1.62 m
in feet & inches- 5’3”
|Weight (approx)||in Kilogram- 64 kg|
in pounds- 141 lbs
Family, Siblings, Relationship
|Marriage Date||2 April 2017|
|Husband/ Spouse||Satyawart Kadian (wrestler)|
|Family||Father– Sukhvir (DTC bus conductor)|
Mother– Sudesh (Works at Anganwadi)
|Siblings||Brother- Sachin Malik|
|Affairs/ Boyfriends||Satyawart Kadian (wrestler)|
Career & Achievements
Sakshi Malik continued her training with academics side by side and also started applying for railway jobs. She always had a passion and dedication towards the game. Her first success as a wrestler was in 2010 at Junior World Championships where she won a bronze medal in 58kg freestyle event. Then a few years later in 2014, she won a gold medal in the 60kg category in Dave Schultz International Tournament after this achievement she became unstoppable.
|International Debut||2014 Commonwealth Games|
|Record/Achievements||2014- Silver medal in commonwealth games|
2015- Bronze in senior Asian wrestling championship in Doha
2016- Bronze medal in Rio Olympics, 58kg category
She also won many awards from the Government of India due to representing India.
2016- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna for highest sporting honor
2017- Padma Shri as fourth highest Indian National honor, represented ‘Colours Delhi Sultan’ in the second edition of pro wrestling.
|Career Turning Point||when she won Silver Medal in Commonwealth Games at 2014|
But she didn’t leave her education wasted, Sakshi currently in the commercial department of the Delhi division in the northern zone and also a part of the JSW sports excellence program. Sakshi Malik was also awarded multiple cash prizes over 5.7 crores from the Indian Railways. She was also promoted from senior clerk to gazetted officer rank. She was also given land from the Government of Haryana.
Many of the neighbors pin pointed them for allowing her to play wrestling but breaking all the bumpers she did overcome and made her family proud.
After Rio Olympics, she also met a fellow guy Satyawart Kadian who was from the same background of wrestling. They fell in love and tied the knot on April 2, 2017, in Rohtak. They had a grand wedding and many of their fellow wrestling mates and players were also invited.
Sakshi Malik is also a fun-loving person who loves traveling and doing Yoga as well. She also believes in social works and was featured for a women’s day campaign #EveryWomenStrong by the JSW group.