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Sania Mirza is an Indian professional tennis player. A former world No. 1 in the doubles discipline, she has won six Grand Slam titles in her career. From 2003 until her retirement from singles in 2013, she was ranked by the WTA as India’s No. 1 player in both the categories. Throughout her career, Mirza has established herself as one of the most known, highest-paid, and influential athletes in India.

Birth Name

Sania Mirza

Nickname

Sani

Profession

Professional Tennis player

Plays

Right-handed (two-handed backhand)

Turned Pro

3 February, 2003

Prize Money

US$6,930,345

Highest Ranking

  • Singles – No. 27 (27 August 2007)
  • Doubles – No. 1 (13 April 2015)

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Sania Mirza was born on the 15th of November 1986, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Age

She is currently 37 years old.

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Nationality

Indian

Ethnicity

Asian

Religion

Muslim

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Education

Mirza attended Nasr School in Hyderabad. She later graduated from the St. Mary’s College, Hyderabad. She also received an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from the Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute in Chennai.

Family Details

  • Father – Imran Mirza (Sports journalist)

  • Mother – Naseema
  • Siblings – Anam Mirza (Younger Sister)

Marital Status

Married

Boyfriend / Spouse

Sania Mirza has dated –

  • Shahid Kapoor (2008) – In 2008, Sania had falling with Indian actor Shahid Kapoor.
  • Sohrab Mirza (2009-2010) – In 2009, Mirza engaged her childhood friend Sohrab Mirza (Indian businessman). But, the marriage broke up shortly after in 2010.

  • Shoaib Malik (2010-2023) – In 2010, Sania started dating pakistani cricket player Shoaib Malik. After dating for almost 6 months, Sania and Shoaib married in an Islamic ceremony on April 12, 2010, at the Taj Krishna Hotel in Hyderabad, India. The couple announced their first pregnancy on social media on 23 April 2018. In October 2018, Shoaib announced on Twitter that Mirza had delivered a baby boy name, Izhaan Mirza Malik. Malik announced on 20 January 2024 via a social media post that he has married Pakistani actress Sana Javed, however, his divorce with Sania Mirza is not confirmed yet from either.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
  • In centimeters – 173 cm
  • In meters – 1.73 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 62 kg
  • In Pounds – 137 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-26-36
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 26 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 34D

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 9.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Mirza was named one of the 50 Heroes of Asia by Time in October 2005. In March 2010, The Economic Times named Mirza in its list of the 33 women who made India proud. She was appointed as the UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia during the International Day To End Violence Against Women on 25 November 2013. She was named in Time magazine’s 2016 list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Brand Endorsements

Country Club’s global brand ambassador (2013), Krrish Group’s brand ambassador for their Delhi franchise in Indian Badminton League (2013). She has also endorsed Coca-Cola and Rodeo Drive Luxury brand in the past.

Grand Slam Singles Results

Sania has not won the Grand Slam title in singles. But, her results of the singles in the tournaments are shown below –

  • Australian Open – 3R (2005, 2008)
  • French Open – 2R (2007, 2011)
  • Wimbledon – 2R (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • US Open – 4R (2005)

Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Results

  • Australian Open W (2009)
  • French Open W (2012)
  • Wimbledon QF (2011, 2013, 2015)
  • US Open W (2014)

Sania Mirza Favorites

  • Favorite ActorSalman Khan, Akshay Kumar
  • Favorite ActressKajol
  • Favorite Movies – K3G (Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham), KKHH (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai), QSQT (Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak), Phool Aur Kante, Mohra, Maine Pyaar Kiya
  • Favorite Color – Black, Red, Blue
  • Favorite Place – Paris, London, Thailand
  • Favorite Sport – Swimming
  • Favorite Brand – Dolce, Purplelight
  • Favorite Food – Hyderabadi Biryani

Sania Mirza Net worth

Sania Mirza has an estimated net worth of $25 million as of 2024. She owns Toyota Supra and a couple of exotic cars from brands like Audi and BMW.

Social Media Portfolio

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sania Mirza

  • Mirza started playing tennis at the age of 6 and turned pro in 2003. She won 10 singles and 13 doubles titles as a junior player.
  • She is a film fanatic, who has watched Karan Johar’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham around 30 times!
  • In 2014, Sania became the brand ambassador of Telangana state.
  • In 2008, Sania was conferred the honorary degree of Doctors of Letters from MGR Educational and Research Institute in Chennai.
  • She was named in the Time magazine’s 2016 list of 100 most influential people in the world.
  • She was announced as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia, making her the first South Asian Woman to be honored with such credit.
  • She has her won tennis academy in Hyderabad.
  • In July 2016, Sania launched her autobiography titled Ace Against Odds.
  • In 2017, her sole title came at Brisbane, where she played alongside her friend Mattek-Sands.
  • Mirza reached the semifinals at the WTA 1000 Qatar Open and the Italian Open as well as the French Open third round, partnering Lucie Hradecká.
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