Bodybuilding has traditionally been a male-dominated discipline, but Indian women are making significant progress in breaking down those barriers. They are now acknowledged and loved by the entire world. In this article, we’ll explore the top 7 female bodybuilders in India who have served as examples to follow and sources of encouragement for many young women actively seeking complex fitness routines to turn into India’s fitness legends one day.
People today, notably women, place a lot of importance on maintaining their physical fitness and overall health. However, the world regard bodybuilding as a male-dominated discipline and these strong women are reframing it as a female domain of expertise. Let’s recognize and honor fearless, courageous, and strong women. Let’s get to know the top 7 female bodybuilders in India who are transforming the way the world views the sport of bodybuilding.
These Indian bodybuilders specializing in bodybuilding have put in a lot of effort and won a range of championship titles. Would you like to know their names and other details?
1. Yashmeen Chauhan
Popularly regarded as the “Iron Lady,” Yashmeen Chauhan, 39, is from Gurgaon, Haryana. Yashmeen is well-known in the bodybuilding community and has received numerous accolades. In addition, Yashmeen took home two gold prizes from the 2016 IBBFF Miss India Competition. She also received the title of Miss India from the Indian Body Building and Fitness Federation (IBBFF) in 2016. She presently owes a gym in Gurgaon following 20 years of diligent effort and rigorous training.
2. Shweta Rathore
The first Indian woman to win the sixth WBPF global championship in 2014 was a female. On June 13th, she was born in Jaipur, Rajasthan. She is an engineer and served as the first brand ambassador for Muscletech, to name a few of her other professional accomplishments.
She always had a passion for the fitness industry and joined a gym in the eighth grade. It was amazing to witness a girl who was so young express interest in the gym. She did not, however, consider making a career out of bodybuilding.
3. Deepika Chowdhary
The first female IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) elite in India is Deepika Chowdhury, a native of Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. In 2015, she became the first female winner of a global contest in the US. Despite all the challenges, she persisted and is regarded today as one of India’s finest and top female bodybuilders.
4. Ankita Singh
Ankita is one of the top female bodybuilders in India, and she hails from Bangalore. She achieved fifth in the Women’s Fitness Physique event in the 2014 edition of the Sixth World Bodybuilding & Physique Sports Championships. Ankita quickly made it back to the 2015 Jerrai Classics top five finalists. She didn’t get the medal in 2016, but the following year, in 2017, she took home the bronze medal at the IBBF Miss India Bikini Physique competition.
Ankita Singh has now participated in contests as a professional Indian woman bodybuilder 13 times domestically and twice worldwide. Ankita, however, will now be aiming to advance farther by taking home the silver or gold medal as the ultimate trophy.
5. Kiran Dembla
Kiran has a long history in the fitness business. Among Kiran Dembla’s numerous clientele for general fitness and cardio activities are Anushka Shetty and Tamanna Bhatia. She is a certified personal fitness coach with expertise in aerobics. The achievement is not any less impressive when you realize that she is from India, where in 2013, no context or ecosystem encouraged aspiring female bodybuilders.
6. Karuna Waghmare
Karuna Waghmare is the leader among Indian women bodybuilders following devotedly pursuing fitness training for two decades. Her impressive accomplishments include placing sixth in the Female Physique Fitness division at the 2015 Amateur Olympia, making history for the first Indian woman to win a medal there. She then earned the Miss India crown at the competition in 2015. She recently contacted Salman Khan for sponsorship, and he responded immediately and without reluctance.
7. Sonal Swami
Sonali Swami, 42, is a qualified Zumba and Bowka instructor from Bangalore, Karnataka. Sonali Swami is also referred to as Lady Salman. Because of her six-pack abs, this woman has a perfect tag.
Sonali received a bronze medal in the Women’s Model Physique division at the 50th Asian Bodybuilding Championships in Bhutan in 2016. Sonali is a co-owner of Fitblink, a business that delivers fitness and wellness assistance.
We’ll be honest: This list might not be as exact as we had intended. This is primarily owing to India’s lack of women’s championships at the state and national levels. There are very few competitions with a separate women’s division. As a result, comparing one person to another becomes extremely challenging. We have come up with this list based on how these individuals performed the previous year.