Jyothi Surekha Vennam

Jyothi Surekha Vennam

Date Of Birth3 July 1996
Age23 years 6 months 16 days
Day of BirthWednesday
Place Of BirthVijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
Zodiac SignCancer
Professionssports , Archery
Nickname Surekha
Name(Telugu) వెన్నం జ్యోతి సురేఖ

Personal Information
Residence Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
Mother TongueTelugu
Languages English , Hindi , Telugu
Complexion Brown
Body Features & Measurements
Height 168 CM
5 Feet 6 Inches
Eye color Black
Hair color Black
Weight65 KG
143 lbs
Body Type Average
Family Information
Father Vennam Surendran Kumar (veterinary doctor; a former kabaddi player himself)
Mother Sri Durga
Grandfather Vennam Venkata SubbaRao (Teacher; was involved with Archery)
Education Qualifications
Education (Graduation) MBBS
Alma MaterKits University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
KL University
Career Information
Years Active 2007-
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Hobbies Music
Social Networks, Web links
Wiki PageJyothi Surekha Vennam Wiki Page
Facebook ProfileJyothi Surekha Vennam Facebook Profile
More Information
Coach Cherkuri Lenin (He trained her initially; he died in 2010 in a road accident)


Jyothi Surekha Vennam is an Arjuna Award winning (highest award for sports personalities) Indian female Archer born on 3rd July 1996 in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh to Vennam Surendran Kumar(father)- a former Kabaddi player now a veterinary doctor (originally from Nadagally, Chekuppally settled in Vijayawada) & wife Sri Durga(mother).

Jyothi Surekha Vennam's parents: Vennam Surendran Kumar(father) & sri Durga(Mother)

Image: Jyothi Surekha Vennam's parents: Vennam Surendran Kumar(father) & sri Durga(Mother)

Jyothi Surekha Vennam Interesting Facts

  • Beginning: Her interest in Archery started in 2007, she started participating in international competitions since 2011.
  • She trains at the Volga Archery Academy (Vijayawada).
  • She became popular at the age of 13 by winning 5 medals at the Mexican Grand Prix archery competition.
  • She has been a Sub-junior, Junior, National level champion in India by the age of 16.
  • She won 3 out of 3 gold medals in the National competitions establishing herself as a real challenger in 2012.
  • Limca Book of records: When she was just a 4 year old girl she crossed the Krishna river 3 times in the duration of 3:06.20, setting up the National record. She later gave up swimming and took archery professionally. Since breathing techniques are helpful in Archery, experts guess her expertise in swimming has helped her in archery.
  • Career Goal: She wants to win a gold medal at the Olympics.
  • Asian Games: She was part of the Indian women compound archery team that won bronze at the 2014 Asian Games.
  • Asian Archery Championships: She won individual gold at the 2015 Asian Archery Competition held at Bangkok. Also won silver at the competition in the team's competition.
  • She shoots arrows to an average score of 9.46, which is pretty good by the international standards.
  • Her highest World Archery Compund women Career rank is 4.
  • Arjuna Award: She was given Arjuna award, India's highest sporting award in 2017, She was the youngest South Indian to receive the award.
  • Andhra Pradesh Chief minister Chandra Babu Naidu gave her a prize amount of 1 crore along with a housing site.

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