Majiziya Bhanu is a well-known bodybuilder, arm wrestler, and dentist from Kerala. In 2021, she participated in the TV reality show ‘Bigg Boss Malayalam 3.’
Majiziya was born on Thursday, 1 December 1994 (age 26 years; as of 2020) in Orkkatteri, Vadakara in Kerala. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. She did her schooling at Iringal Islamic Academy English School and Orkkatteri Government Vocational Higher Secondary School. Later, she pursued Bachelor of Dental Surgery at Mahe Institute of Dental Sciences, Kerala.
Majiziya Bhanu’s childhood picture
Height (approx.): 5′ 4″
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Caste
She was born in an orthodox Muslim family.
Parents & Siblings
Her father’s name is Abdul Majeed, and her mother’s name is Rasiya Majeed.
Majiziya Bhanu with her parents
Relationships, Husband & Children
On Sunday, 28 January 2018, she got engaged to an American-Afghan Nour Ahmad Kohan Alizaey, and later, the couple got married.
In 2016, while she was in the third year of college, she started participating in boxing, but she was not allowed to enter the boxing ring while wearing braces. She then started her training in powerlifting and has won the Strong Woman of Kerala Award thrice (as of February 2021).
In 2018, she won the Mr. Kerala competition wearing a hijab in the women’s category. She has been working as a certified dentist as well.
Majiziya Bhanu in Mr Kerala competition
She participated in the TV reality show ‘Bigg Boss Malayalam 3’ in 2021 hosted by the famous Indian actor Mohanlal.
Majiziya Bhanu in Bigg Boss
At International Level
- Silver medal in the Asian Powerlifting Championship in May 2017 held at Indonesia
- Silver medal at the Asian Classic Powerlifting Championship (Deadlift) in December 2017 held at Alappuzha, Kerala
- World champion (Gold medal) in the Powerlifting World Cup December 2018
- Gold medal in the World Deadlift Championship in December 2018 held in Moscow, Russia
- Best Lifter Award in Powerlifting World Cup December 2018, Moscow, Russia
- World champion (Gold medal) in Powerlifting World Cup December 2019, Moscow, Russia
- 6th rank in the World Arm Wrestling Championship in October 2018 held at Antalya, Turkey
At National Level
- February 2017: Gold medal in Kerala State Unequipped Powerlifting Championship held at Cherthala, Kerala and Strong Woman of Kerala held at Cherthala, Kerala
- March 2017: Gold medal in National Unequipped Powerlifting Championship held at Jammu and Kashmir
- July 2017: Gold medal in Kerala State Power Lifting Championship at Kannur, Kerala, Gold Medal in Kerala State Unequipped Power Lifting Championship at Kannur, Kerala, and ‘Strong Woman of Kerala 2017’ held at Kannur, Kerala
- August 2017: Kerala State Powerlifting Championship held at Trivandrum, Kerala
- December 2017: Kerala State Powerlifting Championship held at Trivandrum, Kerala
- February 2018: Gold medal in Women’s Model Physique 2018 (Miss Kerala Fitness and Fashion 2018) held at Kochi, Kerala and Gold medal in Kerala State Bench Press Championship held at Alappuzha, Kerala
- April 2018: National Arm Wrestling Championship held at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
- May 2018: National Arm Wrestling Championship held at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Majiziya Bhanu with her trophy
Majiziya Bhanu sitting in her car
Majiziya Bhanu posing on her motorcycle
Majiziya Bhanu with her motorcycle
Majiziya was active in sports activities since childhood and she often used to participate in sports competitions in her school and college days.
- In 2017, she joined boxing classes in Vatakara, Kerala, and later, she started her training in powerlifting. In an interview, she said,
It had always been my dream to learn boxing, but I never got the opportunity. My family did not object to this desire, but we did not have any training centres in our area, especially for women. Even gyms in my area did not have any provision for training women.”
- She always wears a hijab during her sports activities.
- Majiziya is an animal lover and owns a pet dog named Moidheen.
Majiziya Bhanu with her pet dog
- Reportedly, she is the only hijab-wearing Indian women to win the Asian Powerlifting Championship and Ms. Kerala competition.
- Her idol sportswomen are Serena Williams and Mary Kom.