Nikhat Zareen is an Indian boxer. In 2011, she won the International Boxing Federation (Amateur) Women’s Youth and Junior World Championships held in Antalya. In 2019, he participated in the 2nd India Open International Boxing Tournament held in Guwahati and won a bronze medal. Nikhat Zareen won the gold medal at the Women’s World Championship in the 52kg category held in Turkey in 2022.
Nikhat Zareen was born on Friday, 14 June 1996.age 25 years; by 2022) in Nizamabad district, Telangana, India. His zodiac sign is Gemini. Nikhat Zareen completed her schooling from Nirmala Hriday Girls High School, Nizamabad. Later, she went to AV College in Hyderabad, Telangana to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Arts.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7
weight : 51 kg
Hair Color: black
Eye Colour: black
parents and siblings
Her father’s name is Mohammad Jameel Ahmed and he is an estate agent.
His mother’s name is Parveen Sultana.
He has three sisters.
He has two sisters named Anjum Minaj and Afnan Zareen. His two elder sisters are doctors.
she is not married.
She follows the religion of Islam.
Nikhat Zareen was enrolled by her father in the Sports Authority of India (Visakhapatnam) in 2009. There, he was trained in boxing under Dronacharya awardee IV Rao. The following year, Nikhat Zareen was declared as the ‘Golden Best Boxer’ at the Erode Nationals. In 2011, she participated in the AIBA Women’s Junior and Youth World Boxing Championship held in Turkey and won the gold medal by defeating her rival Ulku Demir of Turkey. In 204 he participated in the Youth World Boxing Championships held in Bulgaria and won a silver medal. On 12 January 2014, Nikhat Zareen participated in the Third Nations Cup International Boxing Tournament held in Novi Sad, Serbia in the 51 kg weight category and won the gold medal by defeating his rival boxer Paltseva Ekaterina from Russia. In 2015, she won a gold medal at the 16th Senior Women’s National Boxing Championship held in Assam.
Nikhat Zareen won a silver medal in the 2019 Thailand Open International Boxing Tournament held in Bangkok. In the same year, she won a gold medal at the Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament held in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The Regional Office of Bank of India at AC Guards, Hyderabad appointed Nikhat Zareen as its Staff Officer on 19 June 2021. Ukraine’s Tetyana Kob, a three-time European Championships medalist, was defeated by Nikhat Zarin in the 73rd Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament. Sofia, Bulgaria won the gold medal in 2022. During the same tournament, Nikhat Zareen defeated Tokyo Olympic silver medalist Bus Naz akıroğlu in his semi-final. On 19 May 2022, Nikhat Zareen participated in the Women’s World Championship held in Istanbul, Turkey and won the gold medal in the 52 kg category by defeating her rival Jitpong Jutamas of Thailand. After winning the event, Nikhat Zareen made her name among the top five female boxers in India, including marie comoLaishram Sarita Devi, Jenny RL, and Lekh KC
Awards, Honors, Achievements
In 2014, Nikhat was appointed the official ambassador of his home town of Nizamabad, Telangana. In 2016, Nikhat Zareen won “The New Indian Express DEVI Award”, which was presented to her by Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu.
In 2015, he won the ‘Best Boxer’ at the All India Inter-University Boxing Championship, Jalandhar, India. In 2019, she was the winner of the JFW Award for Excellence in Sports.
Facts / Trivia
- She follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- Nikhat Zareen’s father shifted from Saudi Arabia to Nizamabad, India where he was working as a sales assistant for 15 years before Nikhat and his younger sister decided to join the sport.
- Nikhat Zareen’s father started giving him boxing training for a year soon after completing the eighth standard. Once, Nikhat asked his father why the enrollment of female participants in the Urban Games was higher than boxing in all other sports categories. He then replied,
Why doesn’t anyone have that much power?”
Soon after hearing her reply, Nikhat Zareen decided that she would take up boxing as a sport. In an interview given to a media house, he said,
Then I decided what to do and I told my father that I wanted to show people that a girl can also box. ,
- According to Nikhat Zareen, his father is his inspiration to pursue boxing as a sport. In an interview with a media house, her father said that Islam has some restrictions for girls, but being an athlete himself, he inspired his daughter to win a gold medal in Rio, which was once the London Games. I missed Mary Kom. , He said,
There are restrictions in the Islamic religion. But, being a sportsperson myself, I believe that there is no religion in sports. I tell Nikhat that Mary Kom missed out on gold at the London Games, but I want you to emulate it in Rio as well.
- In 2017, Nikhat Zareen did not participate in any national boxing camps and tournaments as he suffered a shoulder injury for a year.
- Sports brand ‘Adidas’ appointed Nikhat Zareen as its brand ambassador in 2018. In his boxing training and practice, Nikhat Zareen is supported by Welspun Group. She is a member of the Sports Authority of India’s Lakshya Olympic Podium Scheme.
- In 2019, the automatic selection of Mary Kom for the World Championships was opposed by Nikhat Zareen.
- Nikhat Zareen has three sisters and her two elder sisters are doctors. Nikhat’s younger sister is a badminton player. According to Nikhat’s father, when Nikhat was thirteen years old, she told her family members that she wanted to join boxing as a sport and play for India. In an interaction with a media house, her father revealed that soon after she wanted to join boxing, her family members allowed her to participate in the same; However, her relatives were opposed to choosing a sport that required a girl to wear shorts. They said,
But sometimes, relatives or friends tell us that a girl should not play a sport that requires her to wear shorts. But we knew that whatever Nikhat wants, we will support his dream.”
- Nikhat Zareen is a fitness addict. She visits the gym every day and regularly posts pictures of her workout sessions on various social media platforms.
- In an interaction with a media house, Nikhat’s father revealed that he always accompanied Nikhat to national and international boxing events as he had to take care of his diet and health. They said,
I watch her diet and most importantly want to see that she is training well. I want to point out his weaknesses after the bouts and discuss with him how to improve. She feels encouraged in my presence. It will be a ‘two-man-show’.”
- Many famous Indian magazines and tabloids often cover Nikhat Zareen in their articles.
- Nikhat Zareen regularly posts her pictures and videos on various social media platforms. Above 76k People follow his Instagram account. More than 22 thousand people follow him on Facebook.
- Nikhat Zareen’s uncle’s name is Samsamuddin. They have two sons named Eteshamuddin and Itishamuddin, who are national level boxers.
- Sports Minister V. Srinivas Goud and Telangana State Sports Authority (SATS) honored Nikhat Zareen with an electric scooter and a cash prize of Rs 10,000 for his contribution to Indian athletics in 2020.
- Nikhat Zareen is an animal lover. She has a pet cat named Leo. Nikhat regularly posts pictures of her pet cat on various social media platforms.