Rani Rampal is a professional field hockey player from India. She became the youngest team player to participate in the 2010 World Cup. In 2020, she got honoured with the fourth highest civilian award “Padma Shri” by Government of India.
Rani Rampal Age
She was born on Sunday, 4th December 1994 (age 25 years as in 2020). Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
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Rani Rampal is a skilful hockey player and is the captain of the Indian Women’s Field Hockey Team. She was born and raised into the caring and financially weak family of Sahabad Markanda, Haryana. She enrolled herself in the local school and received primary education from there. After schooling, she joined the arts filed and started graduation in bachelor of arts. However, she dropped out the college in the final year.
Since childhood, Rani Rampal is very interested in sports and especially in Hockey. She started preparing for filed hockey at the age of six years.
Family, Caste & Religion
Rani Rampal hails from the poor family of Shahbad, Haryana, India. Her father’s name is Rampal and works as a cart puller. Her mother is a homemaker. Not much known about her siblings or other family members.
Rani follows Hinduism and holds Indian nationality. She is very close to her parents and considers them as her ideals. Her parents supported her at every point of career and sacrificed their entire life for the future of her daughter.
Boyfriend, Marriage & Husband
Rani Rampal is not married yet and holds a single relationship status. Moreover, she remains silent about her personal life and never shares any info regarding her lovelife.
Rani Rampal owns an impressive athletic body structure. She has made her body strong by daily hockey practice and workout plans.
Height (approx): 5′ 4″ Feet Inches
Weight (approx): 58 Kg
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Rani Rampal Early Life & Career
Rani Rampal has a great interest in playing hockey since childhood. In addition, she belongs to the very poor family of Haryana. They were not able to fulfil the dream of Rani in a financial way.
At that time, Rani got financial support from the GoSports Foundation. At the age of 9 years, she got admission to the Shahbad Hockey Academy. It became possible with the help of Baldev Singh who has received Dronacharya Award. Baldev Singh also helped her as a coach and mentor.
Next, Rani appeared to the Junior Nationals in Gwalior and Chandigarh School Nationals. Subsequently, Rani Rampal admitted to the National Squad of Hockey. At the age of 14 years, Rani made her first senior year debut with Indian Women’s Hockey Team.
In 2009, Rani Rampal played Champion’s Challenge Tournament held in Kazan, Russia. In the tournament, Indian won with her four goals and got records as “The Top Goal Scorer” and “Young Player of the Tournament.”
Next, Rani appeared in the several noted tournaments like “Asia Cup 2009,” “Commonwealth Games 2010,” “2010 Asian Games,” and many others.
In 2010, Rani Rampal became a part of the national hockey team for the “2010 Women’s Hockey World Cup.” The tournament was held in Rosario, Argentina. Rani scored a total of 7 goals and helped India to get 9th place on World Women’s Hockey rankings. She also received an honour as a “Best Young Player of the tournament.”
In 2013 Junior Worldcup, Rani Rampal became a “Player of the Tournament” and India won Bronze Medal. Next year, she also featured in the Asian Games and won the Bronze Medal.
In 2017, Rani Rampal was the part of Women’s Asian Cup and performed well in it. Rani Rampal also led the national team of India as a captain in the 2018 Asian Games. Under her leadership, the Indian team managed to win a silver medal. Along with a successful hockey career, she also had worked in Indian railways where she got paid 12 thousand per month.
Moreover, Rani Rampal works as an assistant coach with the Sports Authority of India.
- FIH Young Player of the Tournament at Women’s World Cup 2010
- FICCI Comeback of the Year Award 2014
- Arjuna Award 2016
- Recipient of Padma Shri in Sports Category (2020)
Food: Indian Food
Hockey Player: Dhanaraj Pillay
Sports: Hockey, Badminton, Tennis
Badminton Player: Saina Nehwal
Facts of Rani Rampal
Does Rani smoke?: No
Does Rani drinks alcohol?: Not Known
Her major hobbies are traveling, listening to music and reading.
According to her, a coach Baldev Singh is a most important person of her entire field hockey career. He has helped her in both ways, financially as well as a training point of view.
She played in the Olympics at the age of 14 years when she had no clear idea about it. When her team lost in the qualifier round in the Olympics, some of her senior players started crying but she could not understand as to why it was such a big deal.
Rani always had a dream to build a big house for her family which became possible after her successful journey in field hockey.
Her favourite winning moment was the 2010 World Cup. She stated about her experience “I was the Top Goal Scorer of the World and I was also adjudged as the Best Young Player of the Tournament. I was only 14 years old then, so it was amazing leading my country.”
Before leading a team as a captain, Rani Rampal has played almost 200 international games.
Rani inspiration for many upcoming young female players. She has shared a special message that
“If there is no pressure, you won’t perform. Then you lend to take it easy. But when there is pressure, you realise the responsibilities you carry and you make sure you are always one step ahead.”Rani Rampal
Rani remains very active on social media and the internet. She updates to twitter and Instagram regularly.
Her hockey profile is available at hockeyindia.org
Note: Above used photos are used for refrence and are taken from her official social media.