Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain was born into a poor family in Assam and was initially interested in Muay Thai. The Arjuna Award winner made waves after winning a bronze at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She has also won medals at the Asian Championship and the World Championship.
Tamil actor and model Iraa Agarwal first gained fame after winning the Miss South India title in 2015. She has also appeared in significant roles on the shows Kadaikutty Singam and Rajamagal and been part of the movie Kattu Paya Sir Intha Kaali. She is also an international gold-medal-winning boxer.
The daughter of a farmer in Manipur, India, Laishram Sarita Devi trained in boxing in between helping her parents on their farm. After losing her father at 13, she became determined to make sports her career path. The Arjuna Award winner is also a boxing world champion.
AIBA World Boxing Champion Saweety Boora initially played state-level kabaddi, before being pushed into boxing by her father, who was himself a state-level basketball player. Of her countless medals are 2 Asian Championship golds. She considered quitting sports after missing the Olympic qualifiers in 2020 and is now gearing up for 2024.
Born in Telangana in India, Nikhat Zareen is a boxing prodigy who has already won an Asian Championship medal before the age of 25, in spite of facing gender stereotypes. She is also an AIBA Junior World Champion and has already bagged endorsement deals with brands such as Adidas.
Ankushita Boro hails from a remote tribal village in Assam but has already created ripples in the sports arena with her AIBA World Championship gold medal. She was 12 when she was fascinated by boxing gear and this encouraged by her family to take up the sport.