Parveen Hooda (63kg)
Date of Birth: 15-4-2000
Hometown: Rurki Village, Rohtak, Haryana
Style: Orthodox

There was a time when Parveen didn’t even have the resources to buy boxing gloves. Her family had a buffalo and a small tract of land which helped them sustain themselves. In 2011, life took a different turn when the Sarpanch of her village, Sudhir Hooda decided to start a handball and boxing academy in the village to tackle the menace of drugs and joblessness in the village.

Inspired by Mary kom and Vijender Singh, Parveen took up the opportunity and never looked back. She used to get involved in classroom fights against boys in school and that also pushed her to channelize her energy in the boxing ring.

In 2019, She came into limelight after defeating the veteran Sarita Devi in domestic trials. She ended 2019 with a gold medal at the South Asian Games and has carried forward the momentum since then.

After becoming the National Champion in 63kg in 2021, She won the biggest medal of her career when she bagged the bronze medal at the 2022 World Championships in Turkey. She further established her growing reputation with a gold medal at the Asian Championships in Jordan in 2022.

With big medals and confidence in her bag, Parveen’s eyes are all set for glory at the 2024 Paris Olympics.


  • Gold at 2022 Asian Championships, Jordan
  • Bronze at 2022 World Championships, Turkey
  • Gold at 2021 Senior Nationals, Hisar
  • Gold at 2019 South Asian Games, Nepal