The wrestling is one of the oldest sport of India. It is a very popular sport in India and million of people loved this game. Wrestling is a combat sport in which the wrestlers uses grappling types techniques like take-downs, clinch fighting, joint locks, throws, pins and other techniques. It is an Olympic sport and many Indian wrestlers won medals in wrestling. Many wrestlers earned so much money in wrestling and listed their names in the list of Indian richest wrestlers. Below are the list of richest wrestlers from India which include the names like Geeta Phogat, Yogeshwar Dutt, Sakshi Malik, Sushil Kumar Solanki, Dhara Singh.
Richest Wrestlers from India List
1. Pawan Kumar
Pawan Kumar was born on 16th October 1993 in Nangal Thakran, Delhi. He represented India at 2014 Commonwealth Games in 86 kg weight category. He is a famous freestyle wrestler of India who won bronze medal at commonwealth games. Pawan got married to Geeta Phogat on 26th November 2016. He completed his graduation from Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak.
Pawan Kumar: Indian Wrestler
2. Babita Kumari Phogat
Babita Kumari Phogat is popular freestyle female wrestler of India who won many medals for his country. Babita won the gold medal at 2014 commonwealth games. She is a daughter of Dronacharya Award recipient Mahavir Singh Phogat. She was born on 20th November 1989 in Bhiwani district, Haryana. Babita also won silver and bronze medal at 2010 commonwealth games and 2012 world wrestling championship.
Babita Kumari Phogat: Indian Wrestler
3. Narsingh Pancham Yadav
Narsingh Pancham Yadav is a famous Indian wrestler who won gold medal two times at 2010 Commonwealth games and 2010 Asian Championships in freestyle 74 Kg weight category. He was born on 6th August 1989 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. After failing in dope test Narsingh Pancham Yadav has been banned for 4 years and debarred from the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro by the Court of Arbitration.
Narsingh Pancham Yadav: Indian Wrestler
4. Sangram Singh
Sangram Singh is a winner of Commonwealth Heavyweight Wrestling Championship held in South Africa. He started his career as a sportsperson with Delhi Police. His father Umed Singh was a retired army soldier. Sangram Singh awarded with many awards like World’s Best Wrestler, Best Sportsperson and TV Personality, Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Ekta Samman and Crown Award.
Sangram Singh: Indian Wrestler
5. Geeta Phogat
Geeta Phogat is the first female wrestler who won the gold medal at Commonwealth Games in 2010. She is a famous freestyle wrestler of India. Geeta was born on 15th December 1988 in Bhiwani, Haryana. Geeta is also first Indian female wrestler who have qualified for Summer Olympic Games. Phogat also won gold medal at 2009 Commonwealth Wrestling Championship. He won total 4 gold medals, 3 bronze medals and one silver medal in his career.
Geeta Phogat: Indian Olympic Athlete
6. Sushil Kumar
Sushil Kumar’s full name is Sushil Kumar Solanki. He is an Indian freestyle wrestler who has won Gold Medal in CWG 2018 games in 74 Kg free style wrestling. 34 Years Old Sushil was born on 26 May 1983 in Baprola, Delhi, His father was a driver in MTNL Delhi and his mother is a housewife. Shushil Kumar has won silver medal in 2012 London Olympics. Moreover, he also won bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics 2008 and won World Title in 2010. Sushil is one of the single player who bring two individual medals in Olympics.
Sushil Kumar: Indian Wrestler
7. Yogeshwar Dutt
Yogeshwar Dutt won bronze medal at the 2012 summer Olympics in 60 kg weight category. In 2014 he won the gold medal at Commonwealth Games. Yogeshwar was born on 2nd November 1982 in Bhainswal Kalan, Sonipat district, Haryana. He was also awarded with Padma Shri award by Indian Government in 2013. The Haryana government also given him 10 million USD dollar cash reward on the winning of bronze medal at 2012 London Olympics.
Yogeshwar Dutt: Indian Wrestler
8. Sakshi Malik
Sakshi Malik is one of the single free style female wrestler who won bronze medal in the 58 kg category and become first Indian female wrestler who bring Medal in Olympic. As well as, she also won silver medal in 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth games. Moreover, Silver and Bronze win in Asian Championship in 60 Kg category. Sakshi was born on 3 September 1992 in Mokhra village, Rohtak district, Haryana, India. Her father was a bus conductor in Delhi Transport Corporation and mother was a supervisor at a local health clinic. Coachs Ishwar Dahiya, Kuldeep Malik, Kripa Shankar and Manjeet have trained Sakshi Malik. She is popular Indian freestyle wrestlers who won various medals for her country and made all of us proud.
Sakshi Malik: Indian Wrestler
9. Vinesh Phogat
Vinesh Phogat is a famous Indian wrestler and cousin of gold medalist Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari Phogat having a successful background of wrestling with Phogat family. She was born on 25th August 1994 in Balali, Haryana. She wrestle in 48 Kg Weight category. In 2013 Asian Wrestling Championship Vinesh won bronze medal in 51 Kg category, Silver medal at 2013 Commonwealth Championship and gold medal in 2014 Commonwealth games in 48 Kg category. Recently she won Gold Medal in 2018 Gold Coast in 50 Kg weight category.
Vinesh Phogat: Indian Wrestler