Sreeja Akula is an Indian table tennis player. In August 2022, she made the headline after clinching a gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, held in Birmingham, the United Kingdom.According to Sreeja Akula, she was inspired to play table tennis by her elder sister. In an interview, she said, As a child, a young one I used to watch my elder sister participate in table tennis championships and win them. That is when I decided to follow her footsteps and become a pro table tennis player..In 2013, Sreeja Akula participated in the Junior and Youth National Table Tennis Championships, where she bagged a silver medal.In 2018, Sreeja Akula participated in and won the National Ranking Championships (North Zone), in New Delhi. There, she won the Youth Title by defeating Saleendeepthi, a Tamil Nadu paddler, by a margin of 4-2.In the same year, Sreeja Akula joined the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) through sports quota, and she has represented the organisation in several national-level competitions.In 2018, Sreeja Akula, along with Nikhat Banu, won a gold medal in the womens doubles event at the 80th Senior National and Inter-State Table Tennis Championship. The competition was held in Cuttack, Orissa. After the victory, while giving an interview, Sreeja told, It was tough because we had no scope to train together as Nikhat akka stays in Chennai and I am based in Hyderabad. And, we are partnering only for the second time ever in the Senior Nationals. Glad that we could pull it off in style..In 2019, Sreeja Akula participated in the National Ranking (West Zone) Table Tennis Championships at Thane.In 2020, Sreeja Akula took part in the National Ranking Table Tennis Championship (North Zone) which was held in Sonipat, Haryana. There, she emerged victorious.In 2020, Sreeja Akula participated in and won a bronze medal at the UTT 82nd Cadet & Sub-Junior National Table Tennis Championships. The championships were organised by the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI).In 2021, Sreeja Akula participated in and won a bronze medal in the womens doubles event at the 2021 World Table Tennis Championship, held in Doha, Qatar.