Saikhom Mirabai Chanu  born 8 August 1994 is an Indian weightlifter.  

Mirabai Chanu has won the World Championships and multiple medals at the Commonwealth Games. 

She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India for her contributions to the sport. 

She was awarded the sporting honour Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna by the Government of India in 2018. 

Chanu won the silver medal in the women's 48 kg weight class at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 

she went on to break the games record en route to the gold medal at the 2018 edition of the event held in Gold Coast.  

Prior to the 2020 Summer Olympics, her biggest achievement came in 2017, when she won the gold medal at World Weightlifting Championships held in Anaheim, California. 

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu was born on 8 August 1994 in Nongpok Kakching about 30 km away from Imphal city, Manipur[5] to a Meitei family, a warrior clan of that region. 

Chanu identified herself as a follower of Sanamahism but also stated she worships Hindu deities as well. 

Her family identified her strength when she was just 12. She could easily carry a huge bundle of firewood home when her elder brother found it hard to even pick it up.