Gunjan Saxena (June 4, 1972) is an Indian Air Force Pilot from New Delhi, India. Actually, she has better known as the “Kargil Girl” She belongs to the family of Army Officers. In fact, her elder brother took her to have a look to a real plane.
Gunjan decided to be a pilot. Furthermore, she is among the group of 25 officers selected for the formal training of flying. Ms. Saxena flew the small cheetah helicopter to supply medical aid and other things to the Kargil war area.
She gave more than 18 years to the Air Force as the Flight Officer. As of now, the film actress Janhvi Kapoor cast in the role of Gunjan Saxena. Boney Kapoor’s daughter is all set to be in the character of the flight. Some pictures of the movie have leaked.
You can see Janhvi is wearing air force officer uniform. However, the name of the Bollywood biopic has not known. Gunjan is the first woman to be a combat flying officer. In addition to this, Janhvi is working hard to do justice with her role. The movie goes on big screens in 2019.
Profile, Parents & Early Life
The “Kargil Girl – Air Force Pilot” was born on the 4th of June 1972 in New Delhi, India. At Present, Gunjan Saxena’s age is 46 years old. Her father and brother served as the brave officers in the Indian Army.
Still, the names of the family members have not known. In fact, Gunjan pursues from the prestigious Hansraj College, University of Delhi. Furthermore, Saxena is proud to be the wife of the Flight Officer in the Air Force.
Her husband flies the Mi-17 helicopter. Additionally, God has blessed them with a son and daughter. Their baby girl Pragya took birth in 2004. Currently, Gunjan is a homemaker lives in Jamnagar, Gujarat (India).
|Real Full Birth Name||Gunjan Saxena.|
|Profession||IAF Flight Officer.|
|Famous for||The first woman to be the Combat Flight Officer in IAF until 2004.|
|Age (As of 2018)||46 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||June 4, 1972.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||New Delhi, India.|
|Awards & Achievements||First Woman to honor with Shaurya Chakra Award for her courage shown during Kargil operation "Vijay" in 1999.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Gemini.|
|Current Residence||Jamnagar, Gujarat (India).|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 6".
Centimeters: 168 cm.
Meters: 1.68 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 60 Kg.
Pounds: 132 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips)||34-24-35.|
|Shoe Size (US)||8.|
|Tattoo details?||Will Update.|
|Parents||Father: Army Officer (Name Not Known).
Mother: Will Update Soon.
|Siblings||Brother: One Elder Brother (Indian Army Officer).
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Husband/Spouse Name||IAF Flight Officer (Name Not Known).|
|Son||Name Not Known.|
|Highest Qualification||Graduated from Hansraj College, University of Delhi.|
|School||Private School, Delhi.|
|College/ University||Hansraj College, University of Delhi.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Ranveer Singh.
Actress: Priyanka Chopra.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Paris.|
|Love to do||Travel & Read Books.|
|Favorite Food||Basket Chat & Poha.|
|Net worth (approx.)||Will Update.|
|Annual Income & Earnings||Under Review.|
|Office Address||Not Known|
|Home Details||Will Update.|
|Mobile or Phone Number||N.A.|
|Email Address||Not found.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Gunjan Saxena
- Gunjan joins the Safdarjung Flying Club in Delhi to learn the flying skills.
- Soon, she applied for the flying officer job in IAF.
- Saxena gets into the group of 25 women in IAF for the training in 1991.
- In fact, her first posting as a flight officer is at Udhampur, Jammu & Kashmir (India).
- Furthermore, Gunjan Saxena displayed her exceptional skills to support the injured officers in Kargil.
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- She made her flight in the cheetah helicopter to the areas of Jammu & Kashmir with Srividya Rajan in 1999.
- Then, the Indian Government honored her with the Shauraya Chakra Award.
- On the other hand, Gunjan is the first woman officer to receive the award in India.
- She shows her brilliant courage in the operation “Vijay” at the time of the Kargil War.
- Still, her tenure ended in 2004 as a chopper pilot.