Sania Mirza, a name synonymous with Indian tennis, has not only made her mark in the world of sports but also in the glamorous world of Bollywood. The Sports Star is known for her powerful forehand ground strokes, she is the most successful tennis player in India and one of the highest-paid athletes in the country.
This blog post will delve into the life of this multifaceted personality, exploring her early life, personal relationships, rise to stardom, career highlights, controversies, and some interesting facts.
Early Life and Upbringing
Born on November 15, 1986, in Mumbai to a middle-class Muslim family, Sania Mirza first held a tennis racquet at the tender age of six. Her first coach was Krishna Bhupathi, the father of renowned tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi. At the age of 12, she started training under her father, Imran Mirza, who risked his journalism career to support his daughter’s dreams.
Personal Life – Age, Zodiac Sign
|Full Name||Sania Mirza|
|Alternative Names(s) (also known as)||Sania Malik (after marriage)|
|Date of Birth||15 November 1986|
|Age (as of 2023)||36 years|
|Current Address||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Education Qualification||Graduate from St. Mary’s College|
|Hobbies and Interests||Swimming, music, traveling|
|Languages Known||English, Hindi, Urdu, Telugu|
|Social Media Profiles link (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)||Facebook, Instagram, Twitter|
|Wikipedia Profile link||Sania Mirza|
|IMDb Profile link||Sania Mirza|
Physical Appearance – Height, Weight, Body Measurements
|Body Measurements (Chest – Waist – Hips)||37-25-36 inches|
|Height in feet, inches, cm||5 ft 8 in / 173 cm|
|Weight in kg, lbs||62 kg / 137 lbs|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hair Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hairstyle||Long and wavy|
|Distinctive Features||Dimpled smile, nose ring|
Family and Relationships – Boyfriend/Husband, Affairs
Sania Mirza is married to former Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik. They have a son, Izhaan Mirza Malik.
|Spouse – Husband||Shoaib Malik (Pakistani cricketer)|
|Father||Imran Mirza (sports journalist and tennis coach)|
|Mother||Nasima Mirza (former printing business owner)|
|Children||Izhaan Mirza Malik (son)|
|Siblings||Anam Mirza (younger sister)|
|Affairs – Boyfriend(s)||Sohrab Mirza (ex-fiance, businessman)|
|Significant Relationships||Avani Chaturvedi (inspiration, India’s first female fighter pilot)|
Rise to Stardom
While Sania Mirza is primarily known for her achievements in tennis, she has also made appearances in various TV shows and TV Series. Her charismatic personality and popularity have made her a sought-after figure in the entertainment industry.
Debut Tournament – Wimbledon Junior Championship
Successful Tournaments – Australian Open, US Open
Career, Awards, and Achievements
Sania Mirza’s career is studded with numerous accolades and achievements. She is the first Indian woman to win a Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) title. Throughout her career, Mirza has won six Grand Slam titles.
She is the highest-ranked female player ever from India, peaking at world No. 27 in mid-2001. In 2016, she was named in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
|Notable Tournament||Played the mixed doubles in the US Open pairing with Bruno Soares|
|Recent Tournament – New Tournament||N/A|
|Popular Television Series||Koffee with Karan, The Kapil Sharma Show, Bigg Boss|
|Awards and Achievements||Arjuna Award, Padma Shri, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Padma Bhushan, WTA Finals, Asian Games medals|
|Endorsements/Brand Collaborations||Adidas, Coca-Cola, Hyundai, Nestle, UN Women, Sony|
|Philanthropy/Charity Work||Sania Mirza Tennis Academy, Save the Children, PETA, UNICEF|
|Professional Associations||Women’s Tennis Association, International Tennis Federation, All India Tennis Association|
|Training and Education||Nasr School, St. Mary’s College, Sinnet Tennis Academy, Imran Mirza Tennis Academy|
|Major Tournaments and Events||N/A|
|Notable Collaborations and Partnerships||N/A|
Assets and Finances – Net Worth
|Net Worth||$25 million or Rs. 204 Crore|
|Per Game Charges||or Rs. 1 Crore|
|Per Endorsement Charges||Rs. 60-75 lakh or $80,000-100,000 per year|
|Sponsorship Deals||Adidas, Gatorade, Herbalife, JBL, Kellogg’s, Mohey, Nirma, Panasonic, Puma, Veet, Vencobb, Wilson|
|Business Ventures||Sania Mirza Tennis Academy, restaurant chain, fitness studio|
|Real Estate Holdings||Hyderabad mansion, Dubai house|
|Luxury Items/Properties Owned||BMW X3, Porsche Carrera GT, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Range Rover|
|Cars Collection||BMW X3, Porsche Carrera GT, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Range Rover|
Favorite Things, Likes, and Dislikes
|Favorite Actor||Brad Pitt, Salman Khan, Arjun Rampal, and Akshay Kumar|
|Favorite Actress||Kajol and Kareena Kapoor Khan|
|Favorite Film||Maine Pyaar Kiya|
|Favorite Music Bands||Dolce and Purple light|
|Favorite Sport||cricket and Volleyball|
|Favorite Color||Black, Red, and Blue|
|Favorite Food||Hyderabadi Biryani|
|Things s/he like||Dancing, hip-hop, rap, and Hindi remix music, traveling|
|Things s/he dislike||Shoaib Malik’s patience and snoring, being forced out by injury, being used as ‘bait’ by AITA5, violating the dress code|
Top 5 Best Tournaments – Sania Mirza
|Today at Wimbledon||2015–2017||Self|
|2010 Commonwealth Games||2010||Self (Tennis player)|
|Women’s Premier League||2023||Self – RCB Mentor|
Controversies – Sania Mirza
- In 2005, a group of Muslim scholars issued a fatwa, calling her choice of on-court clothing of short-sleeved T-shirt and skirt to be “un-Islamic” and “corrupting”.
- She faced criticism for shooting inside a masjid premises in 2007.
- She was involved in a controversy for resting her feet on the Indian flag.
- Her marriage to former Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik stirred controversy.
- False reports of Sania Mirza not teaming up with Shahar Pe’er on the basis of religion raked up controversy.
Interesting Facts – Sania Mirza
- Sania Mirza first held a tennis racquet at the age of six.
- She started training under her father at the age of 12.
- She won the Wimbledon Junior Championship in 2003.
- She is the first Indian woman to win a Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) title.
- She was named one of the “50 Heroes of Asia” by Time in October 2005.
- She is the first Indian woman Tennis player to earn more than US $1 million in prize money.
In conclusion, Sania Mirza is not just a tennis star but a true icon who has inspired millions with her talent, determination, and resilience. Her journey from the tennis courts to the glamorous world is a testament to her versatility and charisma.
She continues to be a role model for many aspiring athletes alike.