Bhawana Kanth Biography, Age, Height, Husband, Family, Pilot & Facts

Bhawana Kanth Biography – The first women fighter pilot qualified to undertake operations by day on a fighter aircraft!


Family Background of Bhawana Kanth:

Bhawana Kanth was born on December 1, 1992, in Barauni, the Begusarai district of Bihar, India.

Kanth with her family

Her father, Tej Narayan Kanth, is an electrical engineer at Indian Oil Corporation; and her mother, Radha Kanth, is a homemaker. She has a younger sister, Tanuja, and a brother, Nilambar Kanth.


She did her schooling at DAV School, Barauni, and intermediate studies from Kota, Rajasthan. Later, she started preparing for the engineering entrance exam.

Meanwhile, she was preparing for entrance examinations, she thought about joining the NDA (National Defence Academy), but unfortunately, females weren’t allowed to enter the NDA.


Later, she decided to pursue her Engineering in Medical Electronics from BMS College, Bengaluru. Then, after completing her studies, she got a placement in TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) in 2014.

Bhawana Kanth Biography:

Bhawan’s Profile
Personal Life
Full NameBhawana Kanth
NicknameNot Known
Date of BirthDecember 1, 1992
Age31 years 6 months (in June, 2024)
Birth PlaceBarauni, Begusarai, Bihar, India
SchoolDAV School, Begusarai
CollegeBMS College of Engineering, Bengaluru
Family & Relationships
FatherTej Narayan Kanth
MotherRadha Kanth
Siblings1 sister (Tanuja Kanth) and 1 brother (Nilambar Kanth)
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandKanhaiya Acharya
ProfessionCombat Pilot
RankFlight Lieutenant at IAF

From Bihar to The Indian Air Force:

Kanth qualified for the Indian Air Force(IAF) through a Short Service Commission examination. Later, she was commissioned in the first batch of women fighter pilots of the IAF in June 2016, along with Mohana Singh & Avani Chaturvedi.

Later, in November 2017, She joined the Fighter Squadron.


On March 16, 2018, Flying Officer Bhawana Kanth took the solo flight of MiG-21 Bison from Ambala Air Force Station.

Later, on May 22, 2019, Bhawana Kanth became the first Indian woman fighter to undertake missions by day on a fighter aircraft.


She completed her day operational syllabus as a fighter pilot on the MiG-21Bison aircraft. MiG aircraft has been giving its services to IAF since 1964. IAF stated, “Flight Lt. Bhawana Kanth, the first women fighter pilot to be qualified to undertake operations by day on a fighter aircraft.”


On January 26, 2021, she also became the first Indian fighter pilot to take part in the Republic Day parade. She is currently at Rajasthan’s Nal airbase, where she operates aircraft with her squadron.

Facts about Bhawana Kanth:

  • Bhawana was fond of sports like Kho-Kho and Badminton from an early age.
  • She has tried modeling during her college days & also appeared in some print ads.
  • Bhawana Kanth is married to Flt Lt Kanhaiya Acharya.
  • Kanth got the Medha award from the IOCL for securing over 90% in her class X board examination.
  • She is interested in Painting, driving, movies & debates.
  • Kanth’s father also passed the Indian Air Force examination, but her grandfather didn’t allow him.
  • She is one of the recipients of Nari Shakti Puraskar of the year 2020.

Frequently asked questions on Google:

Q1: What is the age of Bhawana?

Ans: 31 years 6 months (in June, 2024)

Q2: Bhawana belongs to which state?

Ans: Bihar, India

Q3:  Is Bhawana Kanth married?

Ans: Yes

Q4: Who is the husband of Bhawana Kanth?

Ans: Flt Lt Kanhaiya Acharya

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