EARLY LIFE :
Geeta Phogat was born on 15 December 1988 in Balali village of Charkhi Dadri district, Haryana. Her father, Mahavir Singh Phogat, a former wrestler himself and a Dronacharya Award recipient, is also her coach.
Her sister Babita Kumari and cousin Vinesh Phogat.
In the first round of the 2012 Asian Wrestling Championships, Phogat lost to her Japanese opponent Kanako Murata by a 5:0 scoreline. With the Japanese grappler entering the finals, Phogat was able to contest in the bronze medal round and won the bronze medal in the 55 kg beating Sumiya Erdenechimeg from Mongolia 3:1.At the tournament held in Johannesburg, South Africa; Phogat finished second and won the silver medal in the women’s freestyle 59 kg category after losing the final bout to Oluwafunmilayo Adeniyi of Nigeria.
At the 2015 Asian Wrestling Championships in Doha, Phogat finished third, winning the bronze medal in the freestyle 58 kg category along with Aiym Abdildina of Kazakhstan.At the 2015 World Championships in Las Vegas, she was drawn against nine-time world Champion the Japanese Kaori Icho and lost to her in the opening round 0–10. With Echo qualifying for the finals, Phogat was given a chance to contest for the bronze medal in the repechage. She again lost 0–10 to her opponent, Elif Jale Yeşilırmak of Turkey.
PERSONAL LIFE :
She married fellow wrestler Pawan Kumar on 20 November 2016.The couple had their first child, a boy, in December 2019.