"I am one of the few women off-road racers in the country. My love for racing began during college. I would race on empty stretches with my friends. Back then, I raised quite a few eyebrows because I rode a motorbike.
I learnt to drive a four wheeler after my marriage. My husband used to race and was into off-roading. I would accompany him on his drives. It was during one of these drives that he asked me to try my hand at the wheel. Surprisingly, it came naturally to me . He encouraged me to take it up as a passion and the rest is history. Today, I have won many off-roading competitions.
I was born in a conservative family and my parents were very protective of me, especially my father. He was a strict disciplinarian. I was a shy girl who wasn’t outgoing. With all these factors, racing was not the most predictable profession for me. After losing my father at 17, I had to overcome my fears and face the world. I evolved into a confident person. Running a home-stay at a coffee plantation and training corporate executives has been a complete turnaround from who I used to be as a teen.
I find a great pleasure in doing things that people tell me I am not capable of doing. Right from racing to training, I handle it all with passion ”