Devendra Jhajharia Age, Wiki, Height, Biography, Wife, Family, Career & More

Devendra Jhajharia (Paralympics 2021) Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Biography, Family, Career, Cast, Medals, Records, Net Worth, Full Name, Wife, Coach, Education & More

Devendra Jhajharia is an Indian Paralympic Javelin thrower competing in F46 events.


Real NameDevendra Jhajharia
ProfessionIndian field athlete
Date of Birth10 June 1981
Age (as in 2021)40 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Birth PlaceChuru, Rajasthan, India
FamilyFather: Ram Singh
Mother: Jivani Devi
Siblings: Aravind Jhajharia (brother)
Pradeep Jhajharia (brother)
Home TownChuru, Rajasthan, India

Birth & Early Life

Devendra was born on 10th June 1981 in Rajasthan, India. At the age of eight, he had to get his left hand amputated due to s serious injury sustained due to electrocution. In 1997, he got spotted by RD Singh while competing for his school sports day. RD Singh trained Devendra to prepare him for professional competitions.

Education & More

SchoolGovernment High School, Ratnapura, Rajasthan
CollegeNMPG College, Rajasthan
QualificationNot known
AwardsArjuna Award
Khel Ratna Award
Padma Shri
FICCI Para-Sportsperson of the Year


In 2002, Devendra competed in the 8th FESPIC Games, South Korea, and won the gold medal, In 2004, he competed in his first Summer Paralympic Games, Athens, and set a new world record, throwing at a distance of 62.15m. He clinched the gold medal and became the second Paralympic gold medalist from India.

In 2013, Devendra competed in the Javelin throw at the IPC Athletics World Championship, France, and bagged the gold medal. In the following year, he won a silver medal at the 2014 Asian Para Games, South Korea. In 2015, Jhajhria claimed the silver medal at the IPC Athletics World Championship, Doha. In 2016, he won the gold medal at the IPC Athletics Asia-Oceania Championship, Dubai. In the same year, he bagged the gold medal at the Summer Paralympics, Rio de Janeiro. He threw her career-best 63.97m at that event. In 2020, he got selected to compete in the Tokyo Paralympics 2020 that is to be conducted in 2021.

Tokyo Olympic 2020’s Gold Medal Winner Neeraj Chopra

International Debut2002 FESPIC Games
SportTrack and field (Javelin)
Olympic MedalsGold: 1
Silver: 0
Bronze: 0
Other MedalGold: 5
Silver: 2
Bronze: 0
Best RecordN/A
Coach/MentorSunil Tanwar

Personal Life & More

Devendra’s Zodiac sign is Gemini. His net worth is estimated to be $1 million. He is managed by Meraki Sport and Entertainment. He is currently employed as an officer in the Forest Department. His wife, Manju, is a former national Kabaddi player. The couple has two children.

Marital StatusMarried
Wife NameManju
Children 2
Net worth$1 M
SalaryNot Available

Physical Status & More

Height (approx.)183 cm
Weight (approx.)80 kg
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColourBlack

Some Important Facts About Devendra Jhajharia

  1. Devendra is the first Paralympic to win the Padma Shri award.
  2. He is the world record holder in the F-46 category.
  3. In 2017, he was the first Paralympian to win the Khel Ratna Award.
  4. He is fond of traveling and reading.

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