Neeraj Chopra Biography, Height, Age, Wife, Family, & More

Neeraj Chopra is an Indian track and field athlete who currently holds the titles of Olympic champion and World champion in Men’s javelin throw. In a nation of 1.3 billion people, only a select few harbor the dream of achieving international success. Neeraj Chopra made history by becoming India’s first and sole track and field athlete to secure an Olympic gold at Tokyo 2020. In this article, you’ll find a comprehensive Neeraj Chopra biography.

Neeraj Chopra Biography

Neeraj Chopra, the celebrated Indian javelin thrower, clinched the gold medal at the 2023 World Athletics Championships held in Budapest, Hungary. His remarkable first throw covered a distance of 87.03 meters, propelling him to the top of the podium. This historic victory not only marks a significant milestone for Neeraj Chopra but also for Indian athletics, as he became the first Indian athlete to secure a gold medal at the senior world championships.

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Personal Information

Real Name Neeraj Chopra
Nickname AKA Nijju
DOB (Date of Birth) 24 December 1997
Age 26 years
Birth Place Khandra Village, Panipat District, Haryana
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Nationality Indian
Hometown Khandra Village, Panipat District, Haryana
Religion Hindu


School High School
College DAV College, Chandigarh
University Kurukshetra University, Haryana

Physical Stats


Feet & Inches 5’ 11”
Meter 1.80 m
Centimeters 180 cm
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements 38-32-35

Family Information

Father Name Satish Kumar Chopra (works as a farmer)
Mother Name Saroj Devi
Sisters Sangeeta and Sarita
Marital Status Unmarried
Wife N/A
Children N/A


Girlfriend N/A


Profession Javelin Thrower and Junior Commissioned Officer
Net Worth $4.5 million


Color Gold Maroon
Food Stuffed paratha
Drink Feni
Actor/Actress Akshay Kumar, Randeep Hooda
Songs Hum Toh Deewane
Movies Rocky series, Laal Rang (2016)
Hobbies Photography
Neeraj Chopra Childhood Picture
Neeraj Chopra Childhood Picture
Neeraj Chopra Young Age Picture
Neeraj Chopra Young Age Picture
Neeraj Chopra With his Family Picture
Neeraj Chopra With his Family Picture
Neeraj Chopra With his Father Picture
Neeraj Chopra With his Father Picture
Neeraj Chopra With his Mother Picture
Neeraj Chopra With his Mother Picture
Neeraj Chopra With his Sister Picture
Neeraj Chopra With his Sister Picture


Neeraj Chopra’s family plays a significant role in his life story. He hails from a modest family background. His father, Satish Kumar, is a diligent farmer, while his mother, Saroj Devi, manages the household responsibilities. Neeraj Chopra has two sisters, and the family primarily engages in agriculture as their livelihood. Remarkably, unlike many Indian families, Neeraj Chopra’s family has been a strong pillar of support throughout his career. In an interview, he expressed his gratitude, acknowledging that without the unwavering support of his family, his success would not have been possible.


Neeraj Chopra was born on December 24, 1997, in the village of Khandra in the Panipat district of Haryana State, India. He is currently 26 years old.


Neeraj Chopra completed his schooling at BVN Public School. He pursued his graduation at Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College in Chandigarh. As of 2021, he was furthering his education by pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree at Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, Punjab.

Height and Weight

Neeraj Chopra stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches and has a weight of 86 kilograms.

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Early life

Neeraj Chopra was born in Khandra, Panipat, and Haryana. Neeraj comes from a family with two sisters, primarily engaged in agriculture. His fascination with javelin throwing began while watching a sports event at Panipat’s Shivaji Stadium. Even without formal training, he discovered his ability to throw a javelin over a distance of more than 40 meters. Neeraj completed his schooling at BVN Public School.


Neeraj Chopra’s rise to prominence began at the national youth level, where he consistently dominated and even secured victories in international events. As a young boy, Neeraj faced teasing from local children due to his childhood obesity. In response, his father enrolled him in a gymnasium in Madlauda, and later, another gym in Panipat. However, his breakthrough moment came when he clinched the gold medal at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, in 2016, achieving a record-breaking throw of 86.48 meters, which still stands in the under-20 category.

Net Worth

Neeraj Chopra, the track and field athlete, boasts an estimated net worth of approximately $4.5 million.

Achievements List

Competition Position Event Result Venue Year
World Championships Javelin throw 88.17 m Budapest, Hungary 2023
World Championships Javelin throw 88.13 m Eugene, OR, United States 2022
Olympic Games Javelin throw 87.58 m Tokyo, Japan 2021
Commonwealth Games Javelin throw 86.47 m Gold Coast, Australia 2018
Asian Championships Javelin throw 85.23 m Bhubaneswar, India 2017
South Asian Games Javelin throw 82.23 m Guwahati, India 2016
Asian Championships 9th Javelin throw 70.50 m Wuhan, China 2015
World U18 Championships 19th (q) Javelin throw (700 g) 66.75 m Donetsk, Ukraine 2013
Asian U20 Championships Javelin throw 77.60 m Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
World U20 Championships Javelin throw 86.48 m WU20R Bydgoszcz, Poland
World Championships 15th (q) Javelin throw 82.26 m London, United Kingdom
Asian Games Javelin throw 88.06 m NR Jakarta, Indonesia
Asian Games Javelin throw 88.88 m Hangzhou, China

Seasonal bests by year List

Date Place Performance Year
26 July Patiala, India 69.66 metres 2013
17 August 70.19 meters 2014
31 December 81.04 meters 2015
23 July Bydgoszcz, Poland 86.48 metres WJR WU20R 2016
2 June Patiala, India 85.63 metres 2017
27 August Jakarta, Indonesia 88.06 metres 2018
28 January South Africa 87.86 meters 2020
5 March Patiala, India 88.07 metres 2021
30 June Stockholm, Sweden 89.94 metres 2022
4 October Hangzhou, China 88.88 metres 2023

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