Jyotirmoyee Sikdar (born 11 December 1969) is an Indian politician and sportwoman. She served as a Member of Parliament from Krishnagar of West Bengal in the 14th Lok Sabha. She is a member of All India Trinamool Congress from 2019. Previously she was a member of Communist Party of India (Marxist). She contested for the Krishnanagar seat in 2009 Lok Sabha election also, but could not make it to the Parliament for a second term.

She was a middle distance runner and won the 800 metres at the 1995 Asian Athletics Championships. She went on to win the bronze medals in 800 m and 1500 m events in the 1998 Asian Athletics Championships and gold medals in both the events in the Asian Games in Bangkok in 1998.[1][2]

She is a recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for the year 1998-1999. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2003. She has also received the Arjun Award in 1995[3] She joined All India Trinamool Congress in 2019.[4]

Personal life

Sikdar was born on 11 December 1969 to Gurudas Sikdar and Nihar Sikdar in Debagram of Nadia district in West Bengal. She studied till Higher Secondary. Sikdar married Avtar Singh on 9 February 1994, with whom she has a son.[5]


YearCompetitionVenuePositionNotesRepresenting  India 1998Asian ChampionshipsFukuoka, Japan3rd800 m3rd1500 mAsian GamesBangkok, Thailand1st800 m1st1500 m1995Asian athletic championshipJakarta, Indonesia1st800 m