Jwala Gutta (Hindi: ज्वाला गुट्टा) is a left-handed Indian badminton player of mixed Chinese and Indian descent who has won the National Badminton Championships thirteen times until 2010. She is one of the best women's doubles badminton players produced by India in recent times, partnering with Shruti Kurien. She was also the wife of Chetan Anand, an Arjuna Awardee; however, the two divorced in 2010.
Gutta was born in Wardha, Maharastra and brought up in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, to an Indian father (Telugu speaking) and a Chinese mother. Her mother's grandfather, Tseng from Tianjin, was a disciple of Mahatma Gandhi and stayed with him at Sevagram ashram, where he translated Gandhi's autobiography and other works into Chinese.
During her Badminton career, Jwala Gutta fell in love with fellow badminton player Chetan Anand, who was the 1999 Junior National Badminton Champion and 2003, 2007, 2008, and 2010 Senior National Badminton Champion and has been honored with an Arjuna Award. The couple married on 17 July 2005. More recently, there were rumours wide spread regarding her extra-marital affair to Mohammad Azharuddin, a well-known cricket personality and currently serving as a Member of Parliament. Though both denied the rumours, it gained wide publicity as the couple was sighted together a number of times and more because of the internal conflict between Azharuddin and his wife, ex-Bollywood actor Sangeeta Bijlani, who are reportedly been found living apart. She filed for a divorce on 5 August 2010.