Joshna Chinappa: Sneak peek into the personal life of the squash star

Updated: 16 September, 2020 09:40 IST | Shawn.Dsouza
  • Joshna Chinappa was born in Chennai on September 15, 1986. She celebrated turning 34 yesterday.

  • Joshna Chinappa comes from a squash playing family. Her great granduncle  K.M. Cariappa (first commander-in-chief of Indian Army of Independent India), grandfather and her father were all squash players.

  • It was at age 7 that Joshna Chinappa took a liking for squash and began playing. A year later she was considereing pursuing either badminton or tennis.

    In picture: Joshna Chinappa with her younger brother.

  • Joshna Chinappa's father Anjan manages a coffee plantation. He was also her first coach and he had also represented the Tamil Nadu squash team.

  • In 2005, Joshna Chinappa became the first Indian player to clinch the British Junior Squash Championship title in the under-19 category.

  • In the same year, Joshna Chinappa also became the youngest Indian women's national champion.

  • Joshna Chinappa has won both, gold and silver medals at Commonwealth Games at 2014 Glasgow and 2018 Gold Coast respectively.

  • Joshna Chinappa is a two-time Asian Games silver medallist and bronze medallist.

  • Along with Dipika Pallikal Karthik, Joshna Chinappa is considered India's finest women squash players of all time. Dipika and Joshna, both have been ranked in the top 10 list. However, Joshna maintains that they are friend and not rivals. Both her medals at CWG were won along with Dipika Pallikal.

  • In picture: Joshna Chinappa in a selfie with tennis veteran Sania Mirza and badminton star PV Sindhu

  • In 2017, Joshna Chinappa became the first Indian to win the Women's Asian Individual Squash Championships.

    In picture: Joshna with her friends during a wedding in Sri Lanka.

  • In picture: Joshna Chinappa with her close friends during an outing

  • With 18 titles under her belt, Joshna Chinappa holds the record for most number of national championships.

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About The Gallery

India's stunning squash star Joshna Chinappa turned 34 on September 15, 2020. Celebrating her birthday, we take you throught her wonderful journey in squash and a sneak peek in to her personal life. Pictures Courtesy/ Joshna Chinappa's Instagram 

First Published: 16 September, 2020 09:35 IST