Nethra Kumanan

Nethra Kumanan Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | June 4, 2024

Date of Birth

21 / August / 1997


27 Years



Nethra Kumanan, born on August 21, 1997 (a Thursday), is a prominent Indian sailor specializing in the Laser Radial category.

Nethra Kumanan Height, Age, Family, Biography, & More

Throughout her career, she has achieved significant success, including winning a gold medal in the Laser Radial category at the ASAF Youth event in 2015 and another gold in the ILCA 6 category in Pattaya, Thailand, in 2022. Her accomplishments highlight her exceptional skills and dedication to the sport of sailing.

Early Life

In her early life, Nethra Kumanan, born on August 21, 1997, in Chennai, showed a keen interest in sailing from a young age. She attended Patasala Montessori School and The School KFI in Chennai for her primary and secondary education, respectively, before completing her schooling up to 12th grade through the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS).

With her family’s support, including her father, V. C. Kumanan, a businessman, her mother, Sreeja Kumanan, an HR professional, and her brother, Naveen Kumanan, a former sailor, Nethra pursued her passion for sailing and embarked on a remarkable journey towards becoming a successful sailor.


She attended Patasala Montessori School in Chennai up to Standard 6, followed by The School KFI in Chennai up to Standard 10th. She completed her schooling up to 12th grade through the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). For higher education, she pursued Bachelor of Technology and later obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from SRM University, Vadapalani.


Nethra Kumanan was born on August 21, 1997, in Chennai. As of 2024, she is 27 years old. Her zodiac sign is Leo, and she holds Indian nationality. Chennai is not only her birthplace but also her hometown.

Physical Stats

She stands around 5’6″ (168 cm) tall, with dark brown eyes and black hair.


She is currently unmarried.


Nethra Kumanan’s father, V. C. Kumanan, is a businessman, while her mother, Sreeja Kumanan, works as an HR professional. She has a brother named Naveen Kumanan, who is a former sailor like herself.

Nethra Kumanan Picture

Nethra Kumanan Picture


Nethra Kumanan has carved an impressive career in sailing, showcasing her talent and dedication. Specializing in the Laser Radial category, she has achieved notable success, including winning gold medals at prestigious events like the ASAF Youth in 2015 and the ILCA 6 in Pattaya, Thailand, in 2022. Her journey has been marked by consistent determination and resilience, supported by her family. With each triumph, Nethra continues to inspire aspiring sailors and elevate the status of Indian sailing on the international stage.


  • Gold- Laser Radial (2015) (ASAF Youth)
  • Silver- ILCA 6 (2022) (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
  • Bronze- Europa Cup (2022) (Balatonfured, Hungary
  • Gold- ILCA 6 (2022) (Pattaya, Thailand)
  • Gold- ILCA 6 (2022) (Mussanah, Oman)

Net Worth

Het net worth is not known.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Nethra Kumanan

  • Before becoming a professional sailor, Nethra Kumanan learned Bharatnatyam for six years from the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awardee Alarmel Valli.
  • In 2018, she participated in the fifth edition of the Sailing World Championship which was held in Aarhus, Denmark. Nethra Kumanan scored the 78 rank.
  • In 2019, she participated in the ILCA Laser Radial Women’s World Championship where she finished at the 66th rank.
  • In 2023, Nethra Kumanan represented India at the ILCA Senior European Championships & Open European Trophy which was held in Andora, Italy. Nethra finished at the 24th rank.
  • In her childhood days, Nethra Kumanan used to be majorly engaged in tennis, basketball, and cycling as a youngster.
  • In the same year, Nethra Kumanan participated in the Asian Games which was held in Jakarta, Indonesia where she finished at the 5th rank.
  • In the Tokyo Olympics, Nethra played in the Laser Radial category and finished at the 35th rank.
  • Nethra chose to complete her 11th and 12th standard from the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) as she thought it would be better for her to manage her sailing career if she chose open schooling.
  • Nethra Kumanan was the first Asian at the Olympic qualifier event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
  • Nethra Kumanan was the second Indian player after Vishnu Saravanan to qualify for the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics at the Last Chance Regatta which is an Olympic qualifier held in Hyeres, France on 26 April 2024. Nethra played under the quota under the Emerging Nations Programme.
  • Nethra Kumanan participated in the ILCA 6 Women’s & Men’s World Championships which was held in Texas, USA, followed by the 2023 Allianz Sailing World Championships which was held in Hague, Netherlands. She scored the 70 and 51 rank respectively.

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Body Measurements Not Known
Birth Place Chennai
Children N/A
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 168 CM
Height In Meter 1.68 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: V. C. Kumanan, Mother: Sreeja Kumanan
Profession Sailor
Siblings Brother: Naveen Kumanan
Spous N/A
Weight Not Known
Zodiac Sign Leo


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