Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu was born on 2 January 1994, in Kakching Khunou, Kakching district, Manipur.she is a two time Commonwealth Games Champion. Chanu won the gold medals at the 2014 Glasgow and the 2018 Gold Coast events in the women's 48 kg and 53 kg weight category respectively. She holds the Commonwealth Games record of 84 kg for the Snatch segment in the latter weight category. Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu won a gold in women's 48kg weightlifting at the 2014 Commonwealth Games; it was India's first medal on the second day of the competition. Chanu won her second successive gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in the 2018 edition held in Gold Coast, Australia.