Sarika Sherawat, India’s only woman professional rallyist


A few stitches, a fracture in the head—even then, Sarika Sherawat, India’s only woman professional rallyist, did not think twice before participating in the 8th Raid de Himalaya, where she walked away with Coup de Dames trophy.

Is she proud of the fact that she wears ‘the only woman rallyist’ badge on her shoulder? Sarika smiles. “Yes, I feel very proud, in fact great. You see, I’ve never had a godfather. Initially even my family opposed. But I was too determined and couldn’t ignore the call of racing. And, before I forget, my first rally was in Chandigarh, in which I ‘punished’ a Maruti-800!”

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