Ritu Phogat is a professional women wrestler from India. She is the sister of famous wrestlers Babita Phogat and Geeta Phogat. Ritu became best known for the movie ‘Dangal’ which is based on the story of their life. Check out more about MMA fighter Ritu Phogat from the article.
Ritu Phogat Wiki
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|Real Name:||Ritu Phogat|
|Famous For:||1. Won MMM Debut|
|Date of Birth/DOB:||2 May 1994|
|Age||27 years (as of 2019)|
|Birthplace:||Balali, Haryana, India|
|Height (Approx):||in centimeter: 156 cm|
in meter: 1.56 m
in feet inches: 5' 11"
|Weight (Approx):||in kilograms: 45 kg|
in pounds: 99 lbs
|Family:||Father: Mahavir Singh Phogat|
Mother: Shobha Kaur
|Boyfriend/affair:||Name Not Known|
|Favorite Food:||North Indian Food|
|Favorite Actor:||Aamir Khan|
|Favorite Colour:||Black, Golden|
|Most liked Destination:||India|
|Favorite Actress:||Sanjeeda Sheikh|
|Favorite Singer:||Yo Yo Honey Singh, Justin Biber|
|Net Worth:||Not Known|
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Ritu Phogat was born and brought up into the middle-class family of village Balali. She has completed her initial education from the local school in her village. Ritu has completed her education till 10th standard and then dropped out in order to focus her career in wrestling.
Ritu Phogat was inspired to pursue her career in wresting from her father and sisters. She started receiving training under her father at the age of 8. Her father gave training for the wrestling in her village with a proper schedule and diet.
After lots of hard work and perfect training, Ritu Phogat started her career in the 48Kg freestyle category in 2011. Next, She made her debut at international with FILA Junior World Championship, Zagreb, Croatia. Ritu Phogat received a first gold medal at the 2016 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship in Singapore.
In 2017, Ritu Phogat received a silver medal at World U-23 Wrestling Championship. Also, in 2019, Ritu made her debut in the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) against Na Hee Kim at ONE: Age of Dragons. She defeated Na Hee Kim in MMA and won her first debut.
Ritu Phogat Age, Family, Bf, Marriage, Caste & Religion
Ritu Phogat was born on 2 May 1994 (age 25 years old; as in 2019). She was born into the middle-class family of village Balali, Haryana. Her father Mahavir Singh Phogat is very famous is an amateur wrestler and senior Olympic coach. Her mother’s name is Sobha Phogat and is a homemaker. Ritu Phogat is very close to her father and mother.
She has two elder sisters Geeta Phogat and Baita Phogat who are wrestlers. Both of her sisters had won several medals in their wrestling career. Her younger sister, Sangeeta Phogat is also a professional wrestler. Ritu has a younger brother named Dushyant Phogat (Modu).
Wrestler Ritu Phogat follows Hinduism and holds Indian nationality. In addition, she is jat by caste. Currently, She resides with her full family in her village Balali.
Ritu is single as per marital status. Currently, She is focusing on her career as a wrestler. There is not much official information available about her boyfriend, engagement, marriage, husband, affairs or relationship.
Ritu Phogat hails from the family of wrestler and coach Mahavir Singh Phogat. She did her schooling from the local school of her village and appeared till the 10th standard. After 10th standard, He dropped out the school to focus her career in wrestling.
Ritu got inspired for the wrestling by her father and elder sisters Geeta Phogat and Baita Phogat. She started learning wrestling from an early age of 8 years. She got her initial training from her father Mahavir Singh Phogat in her village.
In 2011, Ritu started her professional career as a wrestler in 48Kg freestyle. After that, She made her first international debut in 2014 by participating in the FILA Junior World Championship held in Zagreb, Croatia.
Wrestling career from 2016
In October 2016, Ritu Phogat participated in the Annual National Wrestling Championships. Moreover, She received her second consecutive title at the Wrestling Championship. She received a huge appreciation for her effort and skills in wrestling.
Ritu Phogat became a part of the 2016 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship held in Singapore. She made her participation in the 48 kg category and begged a Gold Medal. She got praise for her achievement in wrestling career. Moreover, It became a successful turning point of career.
Moreover the same year in December, Ritu Phogat became the most expensive female wrestler in the Pro Wrestling League auction leaving seasoned players like Sakshi Malik and Geeta Phogat behind. In addition, She received a price of Rs. 36 lakh to represent the Jaipur Ninjas franchise.
In November 2017, Phogat won the silver title in the World U-23 Wrestling Championship. Moreover, the competition was held in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The same year, Ritu Phogat participated in the 48 kg freestyle category of Asian Championship and received the bronze title.
Ritu Phogat MMA Career
According to Ritu, at the age of 18, She found MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) video on youtube and immediately decided to become a part of it. Also, She always had a dream to win the World Championship Belt for India. So in 2019, Ritu Phogat decided to make her debut in MMA.
So, Ritu Phogat left her family and started from scratch for the new profession. She got training in boxing, muay thai kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the Evolve MMA facility in Singapore. Ritu got perfect training of 9 months before she made her debut in MMA.
In November 2019, Ritu Phogat made her debut in MMA at ONE: Age of Dragons held in Beijing, China. Also, her first MMA fight was organized opposite to South Korean fighter Kim Nam Hee. She won her first debut match on 16 November 2019.
Ritu had stopped her opponent with 1 minute 23 seconds left in her the first round of the One: Age of Dragons. At her debut in MMA, She stated that ‘In MMA my goal is to become the first Indian World Champion’.
Facts of Ritu
Does Ritu smoke?: No
Does Ritu drink alcohol?: No
According to Ritu, She found MMA on the internet and immediately decided to join it. Furthermore, MMA is the third most popular sport game in the world after football and soccer.
She is a big fan and follower of the Iranian wrestling team.
Ritu is very passionate about her health and fitness, She regularly does a workout in the gym to maintain her body weight.
In 2017, Ritu Phogat became the first Indian woman to win the silver title at the world U-23 Wrestling Championship.
After her first debut in MMA, She made the first call to her family in India, Moreover, She said that her father Mahavir Singh Phogat was very happy and proud of her. But He also told, that was the only start for her.
Ritu is a very famous personality on social media and the internet. Also, She regularly updates her social media handles like Instagram and Facebook.
Her cousins, Vinesh Phogat and Priyanka Phogat are professional wrestlers. Vinesh Phogat is a gold medalist at the Commonwealth games.
Her daily breakfast is consists of curd, almond shake, and juice. In addition, her father makes her breakfast daily.