Heena Sidhu is a renowned Indian Shooter, who is the first to be Ranked world No.1 by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF). She is one of the talented shooters who have made India proud by her contributions in the field of sports. She was born on August 28, 1989, in a reputed Jat family in Patiala, Punjab. Her family guided her in achieving her dreams. Heena Sidhu was married to a reputed Pistol shooter Ronak Pandit on 7 February 2013.
Her father Rajbir Sidhu is also a National Shooter who was very supportive in each and every step of her career. Her Uncle Inderjit Sidhu is also a gun Smith and her younger Karanbir Sidhu was also one of the representatives of India in shooting. She had started her career in 2006 at the time of 12th standard. She has ample of potential because of that; she was shifted from National Junior team to senior team in just 30 days only. In comparison to other shooters, she was slow in starting her career but Heena smartly covered the gap from others by winning innumerable competitions in a very short span of time.
She also won Arjuna award at the Rashtrapati Bhavan by the Honourable President of India on 28th August 2014.
She has won many medals some of them are: In the year of 2008, in Hungarian championship she won 4 gold medals in Women’s 10 m Air Pistol. In 2009, in Germany, she bagged two Gold Medals in Germany in Women’s 10m Air Pistol. In ISSF World Cup, she has Silver Medals in 2009 Beijing and 2014 Fort Beginning, USA in Women’s 10m Air Pistol respectively.
In Asian Air Gun Championship, in the year 2009, she got Bronze Medal in Doha in Women’s 10m Air Pistol and In Delhi, In Commonwealth Games in 2010, in Delhi She Gold and Silver Medals Women’s 10m Air Pistol and many more.
She was famous for pulling out “hijab” which was mandatory in Iran, in 2016.
- Name: Heena Sidhu
- Date of Birth: August 29, 1989
- Place of Birth: Ludhiana, Punjab, India
- Height: 5ft 4inch
- Weight: 51kg
- Nationality: Indian
- Education: Dental Degree (BDS), Yadavindra Public School, Patiala
- Gian Sagar Medical Institute
- Hobbies: Painting and Sketching
- Father: Rajbir Sidhu
- Mother: Unknown
- Sibling/ Sister: Karanbir Sidhu
- Marital Status: Married
- Husband Name: Ronak Pandit
- Children: Unknown
- Religion: Punjabi.
- Profession: Sports person
- Permanent Address: Mumbai, India