Nikhat Zareen

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Nikhat Zareen
Personal information
Nationality Indian
Born (1994-06-14) June 14, 1994 (age 21)
Nizamabad district, Telangana
Weight 51 kg (112 lb)
Sport Boxing
Rated at Flyweight

Nikhat Zareen (born 14 June 1996) is an Indian boxer belonging to Nizamabad of Telangana state. She is currently being supported by JSW Sport under the Sport Excellence Programme.[1]

Personal life and family[edit]

Nikhat was born in Nizamabad, Telangana, India.[2][3] She completed her primary education from the Nirmala Hrudaya Girls High School in Nizamabad.[4]

Currently she is pursuing a degree in Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) at AV College in Hyderabad, Telangana.[5]


2011 Women's Junior and Youth World Boxing Championships[edit]

In 2011 Zareen won the gold medal in flyweight division held at the AIBA Women’s Junior and Youth World Boxing Championship in Turkey.

2014 Youth World Boxing Championships[edit]

She won the silver in the Youth World Boxing Championship held in Bulgaria in 2014.[6]

2014 Nations Cup International Boxing Tournament[edit]

Zareen won the gold medal at the third Nations Cup International Boxing Tournament held in Novi Sad, Serbia on 12 January 2014. Zareen defeated Paltceva Ekaterina of Russia in the 51 kg weight category.

2015 16th Senior Woman National Boxing Championship[edit]

Nikhat Zareen brought laurels once again by winning Gold Medal at 16th Senior Woman National Boxing Championship at Assam,[7]

Early training and inspiration[edit]

Zareen's father, Mohammad Jameel Ahmed, was the family member who introduced her to the sport of boxing after being questioned as to why women weren't participating in the Urban Games in 2002. This motivated her to take up the gloves and go against both religious and family resistance. Her father, who captained his district team in cricket and participated actively in athletics and football.[4]

Her father encouraged her to pursue athletics and she trained under her father for a year but she was always destined for the ring. Nikhat was inducted into the Sports Authority of India in Vishakhapatnam to train under Dronacharya awardee IV Rao in 2009. A year later she was being declared as the 'golden best boxer' at the Erode Nationals in 2010.[4]


  • Nikhat was appointed the official ambassador of her home town Nizamabad, Telangana.[8]
  • ‘Best Boxer’ in the All India Inter-University Boxing Championship, Jalandhar, India - February 2015[5]


  1. ^ "JSW Sports Excellence Program Boxing". Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  2. ^ Firstpost. "India’s Nikhat Zareen wins silver at Youth World Boxing | Firstpost". Retrieved 2014-05-31. 
  3. ^ "Nikhat Zareen wins silver - The Hindu". Retrieved 2014-05-31. 
  4. ^ a b c "Nikhat Zareen wins over family resistance - The Times of India". Retrieved 2014-05-31. 
  5. ^ a b "Nikhat Zareen packs a punch". The Hindu. 2015-02-26. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  6. ^ "Boxer awaits reward amid political turmoil - The Hindu". Retrieved 2014-05-31. 
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  8. ^ "Nikhat Zareen is brand ambassador of Nizamabad". The Hindu. 2014-12-13. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2015-10-30.