Early Life and Education of Avneet Sidhu
She was born on December 11, 1981 in Muktsar in the Punjab state of India. After attending St. Joseph's Convent School in Bathinda, she did her graduation in Computer Applications from Dasmesh Girls College, Badal. Then she went on to complete her Masters degree in English literature in 2005.
Career of Avneet Sidhu
Avneet kick-started her shooting career in 2001 while pursuing her graduation. She bagged medals at inter-college, inter-university events and the National Games. In a short span of six years, she reached the top and secured a gold and a silver medal in the 18th Commonwealth Games-2006 which held at Melbourne. In the same year, she also won an Olympic quota for India in the 49th World Shooting Championship held at Zagreb (Croatia). This win made her the sixth sportsperson (shooting) of the country to book a quota place in the Olympic Games 2008 Beijing, China.
In addition to these, she has represented India in the 12th World Cups. She is the first woman shooter from Punjab to represent India in the Beijing Olympic Games, 2008. As record goes, she is also the first woman shooter from Punjab to win the Commonwealth and Asian Games medals.
Achievements of Avneet Sidhu
Personal life of Avneet Sidhu
She is married to the Indian hockey captain Rajpal Singh. The couple is blessed with a child.