Sania Mirza, popularly known as India's tennis sensation turns 29 today. (Instagram)
She has five grand slams in her bag and is a recipient of the prestigious Arjuna Award, Padma Shri and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
She started playing tennis when she was merely 6 years old.
Her father Imran Mirza set aside his journalism career to train her properly.
Glamorous Sania had a huge crush on Russian Tennis star Marat Safin.
She was earlier engaged to her childhood buddy Sohrab Mirza in 2009 but it didn't work out.
Sania was listed as one of the 50 heroes of Asia by Time Magazine in October 2005.
Economic times named her as one of the “33 women who made India proud” in March 2010,
Neither in India nor Pakistan. Sania stays with husband cricketer Shoaib Malik in Dubai.
Sania said that she will think about motherhood only after retiring form sports so that she can give enough care to kids.