Bajrang Punia Net Worth, Family, Awards, Medals and Achievements

Bajrang Punia Biography: Here’s Bajrang Punia Net Worth, Family, Awards, Medals and Achievements

Bajrang Punia is a prominent Indian freestyle wrestler and is regarded as one of India’s most promising freestyle wrestlers. Bajrang Punia was born on 26 February 1994 in Khudan village of Jhajjar district, Haryana, India. Bajrang got his name after Lord Hanuman, an Indian God. He recently added the bronze Olympic medal at the 2024 Tokyo Olympics. Bajrang Punia’s net worth is likely to be increased after the Olympic medal win.

The 26-year-old had started wrestling at the age of seven. Bajrang was trained at the Regional Center of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) in Sonepat, India. Bajrang is the youngest of the three children of Balwan Singh Punia and Om Pyari Punia. His elder brother’s name is Harendra Punia. Wrestling is in his blood as his father is also a professional wrestler.

Bajrang Punia

Bajrang Punia Personal life 

Bajrang inherited wrestling because the financial condition of his family was weak. His father made many sacrifices to fulfil the dream of Bajrang. They used to save their bus fare and complete their work by bicycle. Bajrang completed his Elementary education in the village itself. He started wrestling at the age of seven and was much supported by his father, after which Bajrang completed his graduation from Maharishi Dayanand University.

Poonia also worked as a ticket checker (TTE) in the Indian Railways.- In 2015, his family left his village and moved to Sonepat so that he could attend the Regional Center of Sports Authority of India (SAI) in Sonepat, India. Bajrang’s hobbies are dancing and playing basketball and football.

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Bajrang Punia Wrestling Career

Bajrang’s coach is Yogeshwar Dutt, and he aspires one day to be like his coach. Bajrang won his first international medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships in Delhi in the year 2013. In which he reached the semi-finals but was defeated, winning bronze for the country. Subsequently, Bajrang won a bronze medal in the 60 kg category at the 2013 World Wrestling Championship in Budapest, Hungary. He also won the silver medal in the 61 kg category at the 2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, Scotland. In 2014, he again won the silver medal in Asian Games Incheon, South Korea.

Bajrang Poonia won the gold medal at the Asian Wrestling Championship 2017, Delhi. After this, he won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games of 2018. Bajrang Punia defeated Japan’s wrestler Takatani Daichi 11-8 in a one-sided match in the men’s 65 kg category final in the Asian Games 2018. Became India’s 9th wrestler to win a gold medal in Asian Games. Bajrang dedicated this gold medal to former Prime Minister Late. To Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Bajrang Poonia has won a total of 5 gold, 3 bronzes, 4 silver medals so far in his career. After winning silver at the 2018 World Wrestling Championships, he claimed the world’s Number 1 in the 65kg category.

Bajrang Punia Net Worth

NameBajrang Punia
Net Worth (2024)$2 Million (INR 14 Crores)
Net Worth In Indian Rupees15 Crore INR
ProfessionIndian wrestler
Monthly Income And SalaryINR 13 Lakhs
Annual IncomeINR 1.5 Crore

Bajrang Punia has a net worth of $2 Million (INR 14 Crores) and a major source of his income is wrestling cash prizes and endorsement deals.

Bajrang Punia Awards and Achievements 

  • He was felicitated with Arjuna Award in 2015
  • He was honored with the Padma Shri in 2019
  • Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament, 2013 – Bronze
  • Dave Schultz Memorial Tournament, 2015 – Bronze
  • Bajrang is the first person from India to win his first gold at the Asian Games.

World Championship

  • Silver in Budapest (65 kg) 2018
  • Bronze in Budapest (60 kg)

Asian games

  • Gold (65 kg) 2018 Jakarta
  • Silver (61 kg) 2014 Incheon

Commonwealth Games

  • Gold (65 kg) 2018 Gold Coast
  • Silver (61 kg) 2014 Glasgow

Bajrang Punia dedicated his gold medal in the Dan Klov-Nikola Petrov tournament of Russia to Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.