Aswani Akunji
Country India
Date of Birth 1987-10-07
Age 33 years
Birth Place Udupi, India
Major Teams India
Playing Details Relay, 400m



  •  Gold Medals in 2010 Asian Games in 4x400 m relay team event with Manjeet Kaur, Mandeep Kaur and Sini Jose and an individual gold medal in the 400 metres hurdles.

  •  Gold Medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games





Born in Siddapura, Udupi, Kundapura taluk, Udupi district, Karnataka, she was raised in a Kannada-speaking family to her mother, Yashoda Shetty Akkunji and father, B.R. Chidananda Shetty. Ashwini hails from an agriculturist family with a sporting legacy.She grew up on her family's 5 acre farmland amidst Areca nut plantations along with her elder siblings a sister, Dipti and a brother, Amith.


She was given the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award in 2010. This comprised a cash payment of one hundred thousand Rupees, a 20 gramme gold medallion and a grant of priority in the allotment of house sites by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA). She has been rewarded financially by both the national and state governments, as well as Indian Railways, in recognition of the gold medals won in 2010.