Saina Nehwal: News

07 Oct 2023

Asian Games

Asian Games, badminton: Rankireddy-Shetty clinch first-ever gold medal, script history

Indian star men's doubles, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty scripted history at the 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou by bagging the gold medal.

20 Jan 2023

Lakshya Sen

India Open 2023: Lakshya Sen, Saina Nehwal ousted in R16 

The Indian badminton contingent received twin blows as both Lakshya Sen and Saina Nehwal exited in R16 of the ongoing Indian Open Super 750 on Thursday.

10 Jan 2023


Malaysia Open 2023: Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth suffer first-round exits

The Indian badminton contingent has been dealt a major blow, with shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth exiting in the first round of the Malaysia Open.

25 Aug 2022


BWF World Championships: Prannoy stuns Lakshya; Saina Nehwal ousted

India's HS Prannoy staged a spirited comeback to stun compatriot and 2022 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Lakshya Sen to enter the men's singles quarter-finals at the BWF World Championships.

08 Aug 2022


Commonwealth Games: PV Sindhu bags gold in women's singles final

India's PV Sindhu outclassed Canada's Michelle Li 21-15, 21-13 to claim gold in the women's singles category at the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG).

15 Jul 2022

PV Sindhu

Singapore Open: PV Sindhu to face Saena Kawakami in semis

Indian shuttler PV Sindhu reached the semis of the ongoing Singapore Open on Friday.

12 Jan 2022


'Staunch feminist ally' Siddharth deletes controversial tweet, apologizes to Nehwal

Actor Siddharth, who recently landed in a big mess after making a distasteful remark against badminton player Saina Nehwal, has issued a public apology on January 11 on Twitter.

22 Dec 2021


Kidambi Srikanth returns to the top 10 after two years

Former World number 1 Kidambi Srikanth has returned to the top 10 after a gap of two years in the latest BWF Rankings.

25 Sep 2021


Badminton: New-look Indian team ready for Sudirman Cup

An Indian team that is a nice blend of youth and experience will have to punch above its weight in what's going to be an arduous challenge in the Sudirman Cup mixed team championships in Finland on Sunday.

02 Aug 2021

PV Sindhu

Gopichand sir congratulated me, Saina 'no': PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu on Monday said she received a congratulatory message from Chief National Badminton Coach Pullela Gopichand but she has not got any such gesture yet from senior shuttler Saina Nehwal following her bronze medal-winning feat at the Olympics.

25 Mar 2021


Orleans Masters: Saina Nehwal enters quarter-finals

India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday progressed to the quarter-finals of the ongoing Orleans Masters.

18 Mar 2021


All England Championships: PV Sindhu makes a winning start

Reigning world champion PV Sindhu started well at the All England Badminton Championships.

06 Mar 2021


Director Amole Gupte explains trolled 'Saina' poster to 'impatient world'

The makers of Saina recently released the poster and its first teaser.

02 Mar 2021

Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti Chopra's 'Saina' will release on March 26

Parineeti Chopra's Saina, a biopic based on the life and struggles of star shuttler Saina Nehwal, will release on March 26.

24 Feb 2021


All England Championships 2021: Everything you need to know

The All England Championships 2021 is all set to start from March 17 onwards in Birmingham, England.

27 Jan 2021


Parineeti-starrer Saina Nehwal biopic might get a digital release

Bollywood actor Parineeti Chopra-starrer Saina, which is a biopic on badminton player Saina Nehwal, is reportedly set to have a digital release.

12 Jan 2021

Thailand Open

Badminton: Saina and Prannoy test positive for COVID-19

Ahead of the dual Thailand Open, Indian badminton players Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

08 Jan 2021

Thailand Open

Badminton: All you need to know about the Thailand Open

Badminton is finally set to resume after facing a stoppage owing to the coronavirus pandemic that has plagued the world since 2020.

28 Dec 2020


Parineeti Chopra to play undercover agent in her upcoming project

Parineeti Chopra, who is currently waiting for the release of Ribhu Dasgupta's The Girl On The Train, has been roped in for a new project with him.

12 Jun 2020


Parineeti Chopra feels digital releases are a compromise

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic shuttered theaters across the country, whether producers should wait for dust to settle or go for a direct digital release has remained a burning question.

30 Jan 2020


List of celebrities who have recently joined the BJP

With the induction of celebrated badminton star Saina Nehwal right ahead of the crucial Delhi Assembly elections, the Centre-ruling BJP has made it clear that it is looking to up its star power.

29 Jan 2020

Narendra Modi

Badminton star Saina Nehwal joins Bharatiya Janata Party

Bharatiya Janata Party has inducted another high-profile name into its fold, as star shuttler Saina Nehwal joined the party on Wednesday, in the presence of National General Secretary Arun Singh.

25 Nov 2019


In-form Lakshya Sen seals Scottish Open title: Details here

India's rising men's singles badminton player Lakshya Sen claimed his fourth title in three months.

13 Nov 2019


Hong Kong Open: PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy sail through

India's star female shuttler PV Sindhu sailed into the second round of the Hong Kong Open.

06 Nov 2019


China Open: Saina Nehwal's struggles continue after early exit

India's women's singles badminton ace Saina Nehwal has been having a difficult time on the court of late.

16 Oct 2019


Saina Nehwal's woes continue, crashes out of Denmark Open

Saina Nehwal is having a disastrous time on the badminton court.

25 Sep 2019


Korea Open: Saina retires, losses for Sindhu and Praneeth

The Indian badminton contingent had a poor day in office in the ongoing Korea Open Super 500 tournament.

22 Sep 2019


Records held by Saina Nehwal in badminton

Saina Nehwal has been an inspiration for budding badminton players in India for a while now.

22 Sep 2019

Carolina Marin

Carolina Marin downs Tai Tzu Ying to win China Open

Spaniard Carolina Marin grabbed the prestigious China Open Super 1000 badminton tournament title on Sunday.

18 Sep 2019


China Open: PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth earn crucial wins

BWF World Championships winner PV Sindhu showed her class in the ongoing China Open 2019.

18 Aug 2019


PV Sindhu eyes historic gold medal at BWF World Championships

2019 hasn't gone well for PV Sindhu, who is yet to win a title this year.

09 Aug 2019


Independence Day 2019: A look at India's greatest sporting moments

India had always been a sports-crazy nation even before independence. However, their pinnacle came following their independence in 1947.

15 Jul 2019

Parineeti Chopra

Is Parineeti Chopra dating Charit Desai? Actress opens up

Parineeti Chopra, who is busy promoting her movie Jabariya Jodi, recently opened up on her jodi with rumored boyfriend Charit Desai.

28 Jun 2019

Akshay Kumar

#NehwalBiopic: Parineeti gets hilariously trolled by team while practising badminton

Actor Parineeti Chopra, who is currently buckling down hard for the upcoming Saina Nehwal's biopic, got trolled boisterously by her team over a picture she shared on Instagram.

19 Jun 2019

Deepika Padukone

Did you know Parineeti was the first choice for 'Piku'

We often see stars juggling from one movie to another, and sometimes being replaced even when the groundwork of the movies is laid.

18 Jun 2019


#SainaNehwalBiopic: How do you do this, Parineeti asks Saina

Parineeti Chopra is indeed training hard for ace shuttler Saina Nehwal's biopic.

15 May 2019

Arjuna Award

5,000 people attended my wedding, I knew only 40-50: Kapil

Kapil Sharma, who got married to his longtime girlfriend Ginni Chatrath in December last year, shared a very interesting anecdote from his wedding on his show.

06 Apr 2019

Parineeti Chopra

Here's how Parineeti Chopra is preparing for Saina Nehwal biopic

After basking in the success of her last release Kesari, Parineeti Chopra is all geared up for her next movie - a biopic on badminton star Saina Nehwal.

18 Mar 2019


Revealed: Here's why Shraddha Kapoor left Saina Nehwal's biopic

In 2018, Shraddha Kapoor created buzz after she was roped in to play ace badminton player Saina Nehwal in her biopic.

06 Mar 2019


All England Championships: PV Sindhu goes out despite spirited display

India's badminton ace PV Sindhu bowed out of the All England Championships after putting up a spirited display against Sung Ji Hyun at Arena Birmingham on Wednesday.

16 Feb 2019


Badminton Nationals: Saina defeats Sindhu to clinch second successive title

Indian women's singles ace Saina Nehwal beat heavyweight PV Sindhu to clinch the 83rd Yonex Sunrise Senior Badminton Nationals.

27 Jan 2019


Indonesia Masters: Saina Nehwal wins title after Carolina Marin retires

Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal pocketed the Indonesia Masters 2019 title after her opponent Carolina Marin pulled out of the match due to an injury.

14 Dec 2018

Pullela Gopichand

Just married: Saina Nehwal ties knot with Parupalli Kashyap

Ace badminton player Saina Nehwal got married to Parupalli Kashyap on Friday in an intimate ceremony in Hyderabad.

14 Nov 2018

Deepika Padukone

'Zila Ghaziabad' director announces biopic on Bhaichung Bhutia

Director Anand Kumar, best known for Sanjay Dutt-Vivek Oberoi starrer 'Zila Ghaziabad', is working on ex-football captain of India, Bhaichung Bhutia's biopic.

22 Oct 2018

French Open

Star shuttlers Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth seek success in French Open

Indian badminton stars, including Kidambi Srikanth, PV Sindhu, and Saina Nehwal will be eyeing their first major BWF title of the year when the French Open begins in Paris tomorrow.

21 Oct 2018


#DenmarkOpenFinal: Saina wins silver; fails to break Tai Tzu code

Saina Nehwal gave her all before losing steam as she yet again succumbed to nemesis and World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying to settle for a runner-up finish at the Denmark Open in Odense.

29 Sep 2018

Shraddha Kapoor

#SainaNehwalBiopic: Can relate to her journey, says Shraddha Kapoor

With the first look of Shraddha Kapoor as badminton champion Saina Nehwal out, the actor says the ace shuttler's journey mirrors her own.

18 Sep 2018


China Open: Ace shuttler Sindhu enters pre-quarters, Saina loses

Olympic and world championship silver-medallist PV Sindhu today progressed to the pre-quarterfinals but Saina Nehwal had a narrow loss at the $1mn China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament in Changzhou.

28 Aug 2018


#MeetTheMedalist: All you need to know about PV Sindhu

2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist, PV Sindhu, had to settle for second place at 2018 Asian Games.

28 Aug 2018


#AsianGames2018: Sindhu scripts history; gives India first-ever badminton singles silver

Olympic medalist PV Sindhu yet again finished second-best in a major final but grabbed a historic individual silver medal at the Asian Games after losing the women's singles title clash to "World No. 1" Tai Tzu-Ying in Jakarta.

27 Aug 2018


#AsianGames2018: Saina wins bronze after losing to Tzu Ying

Top Indian shuttler, Saina Nehwal, had to be content with a bronze medal after suffering her 10th straight defeat to "World No. 1" Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the women's singles semi-finals of the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta today.

26 Aug 2018


#AsianGames2018: Star shuttler Saina Nehwal reaches semis; assured of medal

India's top shuttler Saina Nehwal assured herself of at least a bronze after progressing to the women's badminton singles semifinals, knocking out World No. 5 Ratchanok Intanon at the ongoing 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.

20 Aug 2018


#AsianGames: Saina's defeat knocks India out of women's team event

An inconsistent Saina Nehwal saved four match points before losing to Nozomi Okuhara after PV Sindhu's win over world number one Japanese Akane Yamaguchi, as India crashed out of Asian Games Women's badminton team event today.

29 May 2018


Check out the unbelievable fitness video of Kajol's son Yug

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore's fitness challenge, #HumFitTohIndiaFit, has gotten its youngest entry - Ajay Devgn and Kajol's 7-year-old son Yug.

24 May 2018


Big B accepts Sports Minister Rathore's online fitness challenge "#HumFitTohIndiaFit"

Legendary star Amitabh Bachchan has accepted Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore's online fitness challenge.

06 May 2018


Asian Games: IOA not to give accreditation to players' parents

The Indian Olympic Association will not be entertaining accreditation for players' parents for the upcoming 2018 Asian Games.

06 May 2018


Saina Nehwal backs Shraddha Kapoor for her biopic

Shraddha Kapoor has been prepping up for her role in the biopic of Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal for a while now.

15 Apr 2018


Haryana government announces Rs. 1.5 crore prize to CWG gold-medalists

Anil Vij, Haryana Sports Minister, announced today that a Rs. 1.5 crore reward will be given to the state's player who won gold medals in the 2018 Commonwealth games.

15 Apr 2018


Reliving the best matches between Saina and Sindhu

The two Indian golden shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu have been a part of some classic battles in their careers.

CWG gold is right next to my Olympic bronze: Saina

An exhausted mind, a bruised body and an unsavory controversy, Saina Nehwal had to contend with quite a bit ahead of and during the Commonwealth Games.