Indian badminton player considered one of the world's best. She is the top-ranked woman in badminton history.
She practiced karate until the age of eight, until she was asked to let a motorcycle run over her stomach.
She became the first Indian citizen to medal in badminton at the Olympics during the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Her father is named Harvir Singh. She has an older sister.
She was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in Sports in Games .