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25 Women Under 25 Everyone Should Look Up To

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1. Kanchan Daniel

After successfully battling cancer at the age of 17, the now 23-year-old is a phenomenal lead singer in her own band, and is well known in the Indian music scene.
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After successfully battling cancer at the age of 17, the now 23-year-old is a phenomenal lead singer in her own band, and is well known in the Indian music scene.

2. Aditi Chauhan

At the age of 23, Chauhan just made history by becoming the first-team goalkeeper of British professional football team West Ham United Ladies.
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At the age of 23, Chauhan just made history by becoming the first-team goalkeeper of British professional football team West Ham United Ladies.

3. Shweta Katti

This 20-year-old's story has inspired thousands. After growing up in a red light district, she travelled across India conducting sex-ed workshops, and then secured a full scholarship at an American college.
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This 20-year-old's story has inspired thousands. After growing up in a red light district, she travelled across India conducting sex-ed workshops, and then secured a full scholarship at an American college.

4. Tashi Malik and 5. Nungshi Malik

These 23-year-old twins made history when they became the youngest mountaineers ever to scale the highest peak on every continent and make it to either pole of the earth – a feat known as the Explorer's Grand Slam.
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These 23-year-old twins made history when they became the youngest mountaineers ever to scale the highest peak on every continent and make it to either pole of the earth – a feat known as the Explorer's Grand Slam.

6. Sindhuja Rajaraman

Born in 1997, she became one of the youngest CEOs in the world when she took charge of Seppan, a Chennai-based animation company.
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Born in 1997, she became one of the youngest CEOs in the world when she took charge of Seppan, a Chennai-based animation company.

7. Dipika Pallikal

In 2013, this youngster became the first ever Indian to break into the top 10 of the World Squash Rankings. Now 24, she continues to be one of the best players of the sport in her country.
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In 2013, this youngster became the first ever Indian to break into the top 10 of the World Squash Rankings. Now 24, she continues to be one of the best players of the sport in her country.

8. Nikita Singh

The 24-year-old has already authored several titles, including The Unreasonable Fellows and Someone Like You, which debuted at No. 5 on the Hindustan Times bestseller list.
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The 24-year-old has already authored several titles, including The Unreasonable Fellows and Someone Like You, which debuted at No. 5 on the Hindustan Times bestseller list.

9. Deepika Kumari

Deepika Kumari was only 16 when she brought home the 2010 Commonwealth Games shooting gold medal. Now 21, she has already hit the number one ranking in her sport.
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Deepika Kumari was only 16 when she brought home the 2010 Commonwealth Games shooting gold medal. Now 21, she has already hit the number one ranking in her sport.

10. Neelam Gill

The 20-year-old model, who is a British resident of Sikh origin, was just cast as the new face of the US clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch
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The 20-year-old model, who is a British resident of Sikh origin, was just cast as the new face of the US clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch

11. Rupi Kaur

This 22-year-old Toronto-based photographer of Indian origin uses her Instagram to post inspirational stories about survival, womanhood, abuse, love, and loss.
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This 22-year-old Toronto-based photographer of Indian origin uses her Instagram to post inspirational stories about survival, womanhood, abuse, love, and loss.

12. Trisha Prabhu

The 15-year-old, who is currently a high school student in Illinois, developed an app called ReThink. The app alerts you when you're about to send a potentially hurtful message online, and is used to prevent cyberbullying.
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The 15-year-old, who is currently a high school student in Illinois, developed an app called ReThink. The app alerts you when you're about to send a potentially hurtful message online, and is used to prevent cyberbullying.

13. Sikha Patra

At the tender age of 16, Patra started an organisation called Daredevils, composed of a group of youngsters who collect health data and provide valuable insights about various health issues.
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At the tender age of 16, Patra started an organisation called Daredevils, composed of a group of youngsters who collect health data and provide valuable insights about various health issues.

14. Alia Bhatt

Bhatt wowed Bollywood critics and fans alike when she played a kidnap victim in the movie Highway, only her second feature film, in 2014. She is now 22 years old.
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Bhatt wowed Bollywood critics and fans alike when she played a kidnap victim in the movie Highway, only her second feature film, in 2014. She is now 22 years old.

15. Sharmila Nicollet

The Indo-French 24-year-old is currently India's top female golfer, and is also the youngest Indian golfer to qualify for the Ladies European Tour.
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The Indo-French 24-year-old is currently India's top female golfer, and is also the youngest Indian golfer to qualify for the Ladies European Tour.

16. Varsha Varghese

This 22-year-old Delhi resident started Wordsworth, an after-school program that works with children to promote and attempt to fix barriers to reading.
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This 22-year-old Delhi resident started Wordsworth, an after-school program that works with children to promote and attempt to fix barriers to reading.

17. Uthara Unnikrishnan

Born in 2004, this incredibly talented young'un took home India's National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer in 2015, the youngest ever to do so.
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Born in 2004, this incredibly talented young'un took home India's National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer in 2015, the youngest ever to do so.

18. Anjali Chandrashekar

This artist, whose work was recognised by the United Nations when she was 12 years old, uses her art to raise awareness about health, humanitarian and environmental causes.
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This artist, whose work was recognised by the United Nations when she was 12 years old, uses her art to raise awareness about health, humanitarian and environmental causes.

19. Avani Singh

Age was just a number (and the number was 17) for Avani, when she started Ummeed, a program that trains women from the slums of Delhi to become taxi and rickshaw drivers, in 2013.
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Age was just a number (and the number was 17) for Avani, when she started Ummeed, a program that trains women from the slums of Delhi to become taxi and rickshaw drivers, in 2013.

20. Sushma Verma

The 15-year-old, who is also the youngest post-graduate in the country, achieved another milestone when she became the youngest person to enrol for a PhD.
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The 15-year-old, who is also the youngest post-graduate in the country, achieved another milestone when she became the youngest person to enrol for a PhD.

21. Pooja Chopra

This 23-year-old Teach For India fellow has founded Khwaab, an initiative which envisions financial independence for the women in the community by imparting livelihood skills.
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This 23-year-old Teach For India fellow has founded Khwaab, an initiative which envisions financial independence for the women in the community by imparting livelihood skills.

22. Harinie Jeevitha

The 19-year-old dancer has been winning accolades from a young age, including the national Bal Shree award for excellence in Bharatnatyam.
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The 19-year-old dancer has been winning accolades from a young age, including the national Bal Shree award for excellence in Bharatnatyam.

23. Namrata Purohit

According to her website, the Mumbai-based celebrity trainer became the youngest stott pilates instructor in the world at the age of 16.
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According to her website, the Mumbai-based celebrity trainer became the youngest stott pilates instructor in the world at the age of 16.

24. Ayesha Aziz

This Kashmir resident, who attained her student flying licence at 17 and was selected by a NASA panel for a space training programme, now has aspirations to become a successful commercial pilot.
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This Kashmir resident, who attained her student flying licence at 17 and was selected by a NASA panel for a space training programme, now has aspirations to become a successful commercial pilot.

25. Harnaam Kaur

The 24 year-old U.K. resident, who suffers from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome which results in excessive facial hair growth, spoke out about her condition and became an icon for many who find it difficult to come to terms with their own bodies.
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The 24 year-old U.K. resident, who suffers from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome which results in excessive facial hair growth, spoke out about her condition and became an icon for many who find it difficult to come to terms with their own bodies.

Keep flying high, ladies.

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