Hi, I am 26 years old and was born and brought up in Pune.
I started my journey of martial arts from a very young age.
I was never particularly interested in studies and always loved only sports.
I started off learning Yoga and in no time started representing my school in both district and State levels.
Then my interest shifted to being an athlete. 100 meters running, high jump and 400 meter hurdles were my forte.
One day I saw some students doing kicks and punches, wearing white uniforms and got to know that it is a form of martial arts called Taekwondo.
I had an instinctive feeling that this is my calling and my mother was really supportive.
So, my journey to learn and understand martial arts began and all the other sports I learnt before actually helped me to grow faster in my martial arts journey.
Yoga helped me with my flexibility and taught me how to be focused, whereas my athletic background helped me with my endurance and strength.
Within a few years I became a national level champion. I still remember the day when i held my first national gold medal
Then suddenly one day I got a call from film maker Ram Gopal Varma’s office to ask if i could come to Mumbai to meet him.
Deep inside I was always interested in films and I went to Mumbai along with my father to meet Rgv and gave him a demonstration of my fighting skills.
He was impressed with me but told me that he was specifically interested in the Bruce Lee style of fighting and he wanted me to train in Jeet Kune Do, the Bruce Lee style of fighting.
That one meeting with Rgv made my life take a very different turn and from then on, I got hooked onto BRUCE LEE and started learning JEET KUNE DO to prepare myself for my role in LADKI
And after my experience of working in LADKI , I think of myself as an actress who knows martial arts rather than as a martial artiste who acts.
No one in the world ever can be BRUCE LEE ,but I am thrilled with the opportunity of getting to enact the role of BRUCE LEE’S biggest fan in LADKI
In here I will be very interactive and will share my training clips, my photos and my videos, both personal and from films.
Looking forward to have a great time with you all!!!
GIVEN BELOW IS A CHART OF MY JOURNEY IN MARTIAL ARTS
|S.No||Year||Day||Name of Championship||Place||leave||Medal|
|1||2004||28th to 29th May||18th Maharashtra Sub-Junior Taekwondo Championship-2004||Vasai||State||Gold|
|2||2004||1st to 3rd Oct||22nd National Sub-Junior Taekwondo Championship-2004||Lucknow||National||Gold|
|3||2004||4th and 5th Dec||Under 14 School Game’s Taekwondo Championship-2004||Khalapur||School game’s||Gold|
|4||2004||26th Dec||State Leave School Game’s Taekwondo Championship-2004||Jalgaon||School game’s||Gold|
|5||2005||30th April and 1st May||19th Maharashtra State Junior Boys and Girls Taekwondo Championship-2005||Osmanabad||State||Gold|
|6||2005||20th April||1st Dan (Black Belt)|
|7||2005||26th to 28th May||25th National Junior Taekwondo Championship-2005||Manipur||National||Silver|
|8||2006||3rd and 4th Jan||State Leave School Game’s Taekwondo Championship-2006||Nagpur||School game’s||Gold|
|9||2006||29th and 30th April||20th Maharashtra State Junior Boys and Girl’s Taekwondo Championship-2006||chiplun,Ratnagiri||State||Gold|
|10||2006||22nd and 23rd july||20th Maharashtra State senier Men and Woman Taekwondo Championship-2006||Sangli||State||Gold|
|11||2006||15st to 17th sep||25th National Senier Men and Woman Taekwondo Championship-2006||chennai||National||competitor|
|12||2007||25th and 26th Nov||21st Maharashtra State Junior Boys and Girl’s Taekwondo Championship-2007||Solapur||State||Gold|
|13||2007||7th to 9th Dec||27th National Junior Taekwondo Championship-2007||Margoa,Goa||National||Gold|
|14||2008||9th Feb||20th Fajr International Taekwondo championship-2008 (Senior)||Bandar Abbas, I.R.of Iran||International||competitor|
|15||2008||22nd to 24th Aug||28th National Junior Taekwondo Championship-2008||Puducherry||National||Gold|
|16||2008||10th and 11th Aug||22th Maharashtra State Junior Boys and Girl’s Taekwondo Championship-2008||Waguj,Satara||State||Gold|
|17||2008||17th to 19th Oct||27th National Senior Taekwondo Championship-2008||Punjab||National||Gold|
|18||2008||27th and 28th sep||22nd Maharashtra State Senier Taekwondo Championship-2008||Beed||State||Gold|
|19||2008||1st to 6th Nov||54th National School game’s Taekwondo Championship-2008||Margoa,Goa||School game’s||Silver|
|20||2009||5th March||2nd dan (Black Belt)|
|21||2009||19th to 24 th May||6th National open Taekwondo Championship-2009 (Senior)||Nanded ,Maharashtra||National||Bronze|
|22||2009||1st Aug||1st Asian Martial Arts games Bangkok 2009 (Senior)||Bangkok, Thailand||International||competitor|
|23||2009||17th to 18th Dec||23rd Maharashtra State Senior Men and Woman taekwondo championship-2009||Nagpur||State||Gold|
|24||2010||5th and 10th Jan||28th National Senier Taekwondo Championship-2010||Bengaluru||National||Silver|
|25||2010||22nd to 24th Sep||1St India open International Taekwondo championship-2010 (Senior)||Andra Pradesh (India)||International||competitor|
|26||2014||Shiv Chhatrapati best player award by Maharashtra gov. (2009 to 2010)|