Nikhat ZareenNikhat Zareen (51 kg)
Date of Birth: 14-06-1996
Place of Birth: Nizamabad, Telangana
Style: Orthodox

The reigning world champion, Nikhat Zareen is amongst the current crop of boxers to have flourished at the international stage. With her slew of wins as a teenager and a promising career to look forward to, she was soon struck by a tragedy. The 2011 world junior champion snapped her shoulder in 2017 during an Inter-University Championships bout, forcing her out of the ring for nearly a year.

While the Nizamabad-based pugilist broke all barriers to become the first Muslim girl to take up boxing professionally and represent India, staying away from the ring for almost a year was the toughest phase of her life so far.
Defying all odds and the detractors, the 26-year-old made a resounding comeback. In her comeback tournament at the 2018 Belgrade International tournament in Serbia, she won the gold medal. It is the unfathomable self-belief and determination that makes Zareen plough through.
Nikhat showed her determination and prowess on her debut at the Asian Championships in 2019. She came up with the bronze and her campaign included a stunning win over the two-time world champion Nazym Kyzaibay.

In 2022, the boxer became the only fifth Indian woman to win Senior World Championships gold. Having proved her mettle at the World Championships, the pugilist from Nizamabad continued her rich form and won the gold medal at Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the recently concluded National Championship in Bhopal.


  • 2022: Gold medal at National Boxing Championship, Bhopal
  • 2022: Gold medal at Commonwealth Games, Birmingham
  • 2022: Gold medal at World Championships, Istanbul
  • 2022: Gold medal at Strandja Boxing Tournament
  • 2021: Gold medal at National Boxing Championships
  • 2021: Bronze medal at Istanbul Bosphorus tournament in Turkey
  • 2019: 2nd India Open, Guwahati Assam: Bronze
  • 2019: Asian Championships, Bangkok, Thailand: Silver
  • 2019: Silver medal at Thailand Open
  • 2019: 70th Strandja Boxing Tournament, Sofia, Bulgaria: Gold
  • 2018: 56th Belgrade Winner International Championship; Serbia:XXX
  • 2018: Women Senior Nationals; Rohtak; Haryana: Bronze
  • XXX: Youth World Championship, Taipie: Gold
  • 2011: Junior World Championship, XXX: Gold