Parveen Hooda is an Indian amateur boxer, who participates in women’s boxing competitions. In 2023, she won a bronze medal in the women’s 57 Kg semifinal boxing event at the 19th Asian Games.
Parveen Hooda was born on Saturday, 15 April 2000 (age 23 years; as of 2023) in Rurki, Rohtak, Haryana, India. Her zodiac sign is Aries. She studied at Lovely Professional University. While she was studying in school, she developed an interest in boxing. In 2011, she heard the town crier making an announcement about sarpanch Sudhir Hooda establishing a boxing academy in her village, Rurki, near Rohtak. She eagerly asked her father to enroll her in the academy, despite the family’s financial struggles; however, the academy didn’t charge any fees from its trainees.
Weight (approx.): 60 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
She is unmarried.
In 2016, she participated in the Nations Cup Junior held in Ruma, where she defeated boxer Vilma Viitanen. In 2017, she competed in the final boxing match at the Ahmet Comert Youth Tournament; however, she lost the match. She competed against Ankushita Boro at the 2022 Indian National Championships. In 2023, she took part in the 19th Asian Games and lost to two-time world champion Lin Yu-ting, a Taiwanese boxer, in the women’s 57kg semifinal match.
- 2017: Gold medal in Youth National Championship
- 2019: Gold medal in the South Asian Games
- 2019: Silver medal in International President’s Cup
- 2019: Silver medal in the Ahmet Comert Tournament
- 2020: Gold medal in Khelo India Youth Games
- 2021: Gold medal in the 5th Elite Women National Boxing Championship
- 2022: Gold medal in the 71st All India Police Wrestling Cluster (AIPWC)
Got Gold 🥇
ITBP Boxers shine at the 71st All India Police Wrestling Cluster (AIPWC) in Pune.
ITBP won the Women's Boxing Championship Trophy with 6 Gold, 1 Silver & 4 Bronze medals.#Himveers @ITBP_official pic.twitter.com/PlWqGxZmNh
— Parveen Hooda (@BoxerHooda) November 20, 2022
- 2022: Bronze medal in Women’s World Boxing Championships
- 2023: Bronze medal in the 19th Asian Games
- Boxer: Mary Kom
- Snacks: Ice cream, chocolates
- Destination: Kedarnath
- In an interview, she revealed that during the initial days of her boxing career, her father did not want her to pursue boxing as a career; however, her mother always supported her. She said,
- She was inspired by boxers Mary Kom and Vijender Singh to fulfil her dream of becoming a boxer.
- She once shared that had she not become a boxer, she would be a police officer.
- In December 2022, she was promoted to Head Constable by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
— Parveen Hooda (@BoxerHooda) December 3, 2022