Jwala is of mixed heritage, having an Indian father and a Chinese mother. She began her career at the tender age of 10 and has won the National Doubles Championship seven years in a row with Shruti Kurien. She has also won the Mixed Doubles National Championship four times and several international titles.
She has been married to Badminton ace Chetan Anand since 2005.
Image: Jwala Gutta and partner V Diju at their mixed doubles final against Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen of Denmark at the Badminton World Super Series Masters Finals in Malaysia's Johor Bahru on December 6, 2009.
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