Skydiver, World Record Holder, Padma Shri, Mother of two – Meet Shital Mahajan


While our newspapers continue to shower on us articles about actresses wearing the same dress to a party eight years later, Shital Mahajan is a name not many Indians know of.

Shital is a record breaking skydiver who holds eight world records, having skydived from North Pole and South Pole, becoming the first woman to do so.

Inspired by a brother’s friend who was in the Indian Air Force, Shital Mahajan took up skydiving, and began breaking records from her very first attempt. Having completed more than 650 jumps in the last 12 years, Shital even got married to her husband on a hot air balloon.

Today, Shital runs the Phoenix Skydiving Academy in Pune, inspiring and leading teams of amateur skydivers to take up the extreme sport. And oh, she is also a mother of two!

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