“It’s time to see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideas. We should stop judging each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by who we are.” – Emma Watson
The 22-year old professional stunt performer and rider was born on 21st May 1995. She is from a middle-class family in Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow.Anam was the 1st Women to ride the Khardung La, the highest motorable road in 18 days. A fashion designer by education Anam story is an inspiration to all the women who love bike riding and hesitate to face the odds doing it.
Behind every successful woman, there is a loving father, and Anam father is nothing less. He used to teach her the skills required to ride a bike. Initially, he was a bit hesitant about her becoming a stunt performer. During her school days, she used to get thrilled watching people performing stunts.
When she was about to start her career, she was pulled back by the people around her. Everyone told her that stunt rider was a male-dominated profession. They kept on saying, “Women can’t ride bikes.”It even became harder for her to convince her mother who didn’t approve of her stunting at the beginning. Anam faced a financial crisis which prompted her to leave this sport at some point in time. But, she stood against everything and never gave up.
“A bike doesn’t know your gender.” – AnamHashim
The performance that made her choose “Stunt Riding.”
Anam Hashmi stunt rider attempted her 1st stunt at the age of 18. She performed the “Christ”- a type of trick on an Activa in the first go like a piece of cake.This jaw-dropping performance went viral on YouTube and made her famous. Her stunts on a non-gear bike which is far more difficult than a motorbike motivated herself and made her opt for this career.
“I love the shock and awe reactions of the audience, and that keeps me moving.”– AnamHashim
Anam Hashmi’s ride on the highest motorable road in the world on a TVS scooty
In 2015, exactly two years after she started her career, she was offered by TVS who wants a female rider to ride the Khardung La, the highest motorable road in the world on a TVS Zest 110. She finished the ride in 18 days and became the 1st Women to rode the Khardung La and became the Brand Ambassador for the TVS Zest.
• In 2016, she led a 10-member team to ride the Khardung La again
• She got sponsored by companies like SenaBluetooth, Icon Motorsports, THH Helmet, SignODesign and Woodium
• She started an organization to promote and support stunt riding internationally
• In 2017, she participated in the Gymkhana Stunt Drift Championship and became the 1st Indian to win an International Competition in Stunt riding
Anam is now devoting her time to learn the art of dirt biking and wishes to own a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R(636). She along with “Dream Motorsports” is now looking forward to taking a group of 250 people to Khaldung La.
“Don’t judge a book by its cover.”
Anam Hashmi’s journey is a real inspiration for all the women who wish to pursue their dreams in the fields dominant male society. The determination in mind, strong in spirit and fit in health are the three major powers that made her successful which every woman should possess.
We would love to hear your thoughts, concerns or problems with anything so we can improve!