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Rani Rampal Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Career, Medals & Achievements

Rani Rampal Biography

Rani was born on 4 December 1994 in Shahabad Markanda in the Kurukshetra district of Haryana. Rani Rampal is an Indian field hockey player. she was the youngest player in the national team which participated in the 2010 World Cup. She has played 212 international matches and 134 goals. She is currently the Captain for Indian Women’s Hockey Team.She is also well known as a striker who often doubles up as mid-fielder.

Rani Rampal father works as a cart-puller. She was registered in the town’s team by the age of 6.

rani rampal biography

rani rampal biography

Rani Rampal Biography/ Personal Information

Full Name Rani Rampal
Profession Indian Women’s Field Hockey Player
Famous For Captain of Indian Women’s Field Hockey
Date of Birth 4 December 1994
Age 23 years
Birthplace Shahabad Markanda, Haryana
Zodiac Sign Saggitarius
Nationality Indian
Educational Qualification B.A(College Dropout)
Hobbies Listening Music & Shopping

Rani Rampal Nature of Playing

International Debut 2008
Position Forward
Domestic Team Haryana
Nature on Field Calm
Rani Rampal Coach/Mentor International Team-Harendra Singh

First Coach & Mentor-Baldev Singh

Rani Rampal Hockey Career

She took to field hockey in 2003 and trained at the Shahbad Hockey Academy under Baldev Singh, a recipient of Dronacharya Award. She first came to Junior Nationals in Gwalior and at Chandigarh School Nationals and she was later admitted into national squad.

Rani played in the Champion’s Challenge Tournament held in Kazan, Russia in June 2009 and powered India to a win by scoring 4 goals in the finals.

She was adjudged “The Top Goal Scorer” and the “Young Player of the Tournament

After playing with India’s national team at 2010 Commonwealth Games and 2010 Asian Games, Rani Rampal was nominated in FIH Women’s All Star Team of 2010.

At the 2010 Women’s Hockey World Cup held in Rosario, Argentina, she scored a total of seven goals which placed India in the ninth position in World Women’s hockey rankings

She was conferred the “Best Young Player of the Tournament” award at the Women’s Hockey World Cup 2010,

She was also adjudged the ‘Player of the Tournament’ at the 2013 Junior World Cup which India finished with a bronze meda

In 2013 Junior World Cup she made India won its first ever bronze medal at the event

She was part of 2017 Women’s Asian Cup, and they also won the title second time in 2017 at kakamigahara in Japan

She also worked as Assistant Coach with Sports Authority Of India.And she has worked as junior clerk in the railways.

In 2018 Asian Games Indian Women’s Hockey Team won Silver medal and she was the captain of the team.

Rani Rampal Favourite Things

Rani Rampal Favourite Hockey Player is Dhanraj Pillay.

Rani Rampal Favourite game apart from Hockey is Badminton.

Rani Rampal Favourite Badminton Player is Saina Nehwal.

Lesser Known Fact about Rani Rampal

Rani was born on 4 December 1994 in Shahabad Markanda in the Kurukshetra district of Haryana.

She was part of Indian Hockey Team when the team qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics after 36 years.

Growing up, she had to face a lot of difficulties to fulfill her dream of playing Hockey. At that time, it was too hard for her family to support her training financially.

She was supported by the GoSports Foundation and was provided with the financial support; as her parents could not pay for her training

In 2003, at the age of 9, she started training at the Shahbad Hockey Academy, with the help of Baldev Singh,  a recipient of Dronacharya Award; her then coach and mentor whom Rani considers one of the most important people in her life. 

She is the recipient of the Arjuna Award (in 2016) for her outstanding performance in the sport.

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