“Two roads diverged in a wood.

I took the one less travelled by,

And that has made all the difference!

 –   Robert Frost

Pursuing a totally offbeat career in an age which is ruled by two primary professions – Engineering and Medical requires great courage. Listed below are top 4 Indian women who have succeeded in achieving great excellence whilst pursuing the life of their dreams. A big salute to them all!

  • Ishita Malavia

She is the primary Indian to achieve the recognition of being the brand envoy for Roxy surf wear in the year 2014 and presently runs a Shaka surf club and a Camp Namaloha in India. A film entitled “Beyond the Surface” has also been attributed in due respect for her work.


  • Kamlabai Ghokhale

Kamlabai Ghokale has cast the first female on-screen character in the Dadasaheb Phalke’s   “Mohini Bhasmasur”, the first Indian motion picture. She, later on, embarked on a full fledge theater voyage, thus breaking all the social norms prevalent in the olden days.  Truly awe inspiring!


  • Karnam Malleswari

This top female weightlifting champion triumphed her way through the 2000 Olympic games, making her the “Iron young lady of Andhra Pradesh”. She has also been attributed with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna recompense in the year 1994-1995 and is a legendary female performer inspiring every woman in the world.


  • MC Mary Kom

A five-time world boxing champion, she is the only Indian woman boxer who had qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Aged 18 years when she made her first international debut in the AIBA world boxing championship she has been ranked the fourth position in the AIBA World women’s ranking flyweight category.


Their relentless courage and their undying passion have sustained them through the greatest struggles of the time, thus making them the torch-bearers of our nation, and serving as a great inspiration for all the women in our country.


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