Since the time she was a kid, Anam had a habit of holding onto the bike handle while riding around on the bike and act as though she was controlling it. We are talking about India’s youngest female stunt rider and the one who has scaled the heights of the Khardungla pass not once, but twice.
It only took Anam to grow as old as ten years of age to start riding her father’s bike on the streets of her hometown Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. She might have needed a high platform to hop on to the motorbike, but she did not need any assistance in riding around. It was that time when one could have probably learned about her love for bike riding. It started off as she overheard someone saying, “Women don’t ride bikes; they either lean against them or the man riding it” and this is when she decided to be a rebel and a lady biker.
However, it did not stop there for her, she quickly moved onto stunt biking and had discovered her passion. Today, as she is 23-years old and known for two major achievements in her life: Being the first woman to scale the Khardungla pass on the TVS Scooty and her ability to brush off bruises like they do not even matter, you go girl!
Moreover, she made a second trip to the Khardungla pass as a part of the TV show Himalayan Highs Season 2. On this trip she was accompanied by 10 other biking-enthusiast women as a part of the show.
In an interview, she told Business Insider, “I always had a thing for two-wheelers and used to go gaga over motorbikes and engines since childhood. During my school days, I used to get thrilled watching guys doing biking stunts on roads. When I used to see guys doing wheelies and performing stunts, I used to think why I can’t do this? I began my research and decided to take up this sport professionally.”
For any girl that thinks of taking up stunting or any other “unusual” career profession, never back down and take inspiration from someone like Anam Hashim. Kudos to you, girl!