Nandini Agasara is an Indian athlete, who mainly participates in 200 metres, 800 metres, 100 metres Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Put, Javelin Throw, and Heptathlon events. In 2023, she won the bronze medal in the Heptathlon event of the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
Nandini Agasara was born on Thursday, 7 August 2003 (age 20 years; as of 2023) in Secunderabad, Telangana. Her zodiac sign is Leo. At the age of 16, the coach of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bolarum, spotted her at a sports competition in the school and was impressed by her performance. He then referred her to the Indian coach N Ramesh, who advised her to visit him in Gachibowli. She then got admission to Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions, Secunderabad, Telangana. In 2023, she attended Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana to pursue a BBA. LinkedIn – Nandini Agasara
Height (approx.): 5′ 9 ½”
Weight (approx.): 67 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Yellappa, worked as a security guard, and later, he started his tea shop at Kapran in Secunderabad. Her mother works as a house help. She has two younger brothers and one of her brothers’ names is Harshith Agasara.
In 2023, after she won a bronze medal in the Asian Games 2022, the Indian athlete Swapna Barman made allegations against Nandini and called her transgender. Swapna also shared a post on her Twitter account in which she mentioned that she lost the game to a transgender, which was against the rules of the sport.
I know what I am. Ask her to show proof. I will also show that I have won the medal for India. I only want to do well for the country. Now we have won, so people have started talking about it. I will take up this issue with AFI for sure. I wanted to enjoy the moment of winning the medal but going back to India as my mother is not well.”
In 2018, she started her professional training in various athletic competitions. Later, she participated in various events.
In the 100m race category, she participated in various athletics competitions like the National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai, the Telangana State Championships in Hyderabad, and the Indian Grand Prix at Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium in Bengaluru.
200m Race and 800m Race
Under 200m and 800m categories, she participated in athletics championships like the Indian U20 Championships in Trivandrum, the Indian Championships at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, and the 19th Asian Games at HOC Stadium in Hangzhou.
High Jump, Shot Put, Javelin Throw
She has participated in the Indian U20 Championships in Trivandrum, the 19th Asian Games at HOC Stadium in Hangzhou, and the Indian Championships at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar in various events like high jump, shot put, and javelin throw.
Under the long jump category, she has participated in a few championships like the 19th Asian Games at HOC Stadium in Hangzhou, the National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai, the Federation Cup in Patiala, and the National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships in Patiala.
Nandini participated in the heptathlon event at athletic competitions such as the Indian U20 Championships in Trivandrum, the Indian Championships at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, and the 19th Asian Games at HOC Stadium in Hangzhou.
4×100 Metres Relay
Under the 4x100m relay race, she participated in competitions like the National Open Championships at Stadium Hanamkonda in Warangal, the Indian National Games in Gujarat, and the National Interstate Senior Athletics Championships in Patiala.
In 2022, she participated in the 100m hurdle event at various championships including Indian U23 Championships in Bilaspur, National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships in Patiala, National Open Athletics Championships- Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium in Bengaluru, and World Athletics U20 Championships at Pascual Guerrero Stadium in Cali. She is trained under the Indian coaches Laxman, Ramesh, Nagaraj, and Praveen.
- 2020: U-17 long jump event at Khelo India Youth Games
- 2021: 100m event at Junior National State Meet, Gachibowli
- 2021: National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships, Patiala
- 2022: 100m hurdles at the National Open Athletics Championships, Sree Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium, Bengaluru
- 2023: Heptathlon event at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China
Note: She has around 27 medals in various athletic events.
- 2021: Women’s Leadership Award in Sports category
- While she was studying in school, she started participating in various athletic competitions. However, her family could not afford the fees for her professional training.
- In an interview, she said that her maternal grandfather helped her to pursue her career in sports. Her family’s financial condition was not good. Earlier, she used to live with her family under a flyover. After her father got a job as a security guard, they moved to a rented house. She also said that she used to practise racing barefoot and her coach Praveen provided her with athletic shoes. Siasat
- Her work is managed by Celebrate Sport.