International Women’s Day Special: J&K Youth Icons


This year we saw a number of women who proved their merit and excellence in a variety of fields. Here, on the eve of International Women’s Day, we take a look at a few who made us feel proud.


Ekta Koul

Ekta Kaul born in Jammu, India is an Indian model and television actress. She is best known for her role of Suhani in Bade Acche Lagte Hain on Sony TV. She participated in dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6. She is currently playing the role of Riya in a show called Mere Angne Mein on Star Plus.


Parul Jasrotia

Parul, 32, is pursuing her Doctorate in Tourism. She is a travel enthusiast, adventurer and often treks Himalayas. Most recently she hoisted the Indian Flag at the Naerak Fall of the daunting Chadar trek in -25’C, after having spent freezing nights in tents inside cold sleeping bags, completing a course of 41 Km trek in a single day.


Isha Andotra

Isha Andotra, a BA 3rd semester student at Kathua’s Mahanpur Degree College became an overnight sensation for her amazing singing skills. One her videos went viral and since then she has constantly received offers from famous Punjab music directors.


Shahira Ahmed

18-year-old Shaheera Ahmed studied in the same school as Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani.  She topped the state board’s class 12 exams, securing an incredible 498 out of 500. What makes the achievement even more remarkable was that the schools this academic year was closed for nearly five months – a fallout of the killing of Wani by security forces in July 2016.


Anjali Abrol

Anjali Abrol is an Indian actress will best be known as playing Rani in the Indian television series Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat. Born on December 16, 1990 in Jammu city, J&K Anjali Abrol was also seen in Life OK “Mahadev”. Jammu girl Anjali Abrol also bagged her first Bollywood project and made debut in  Anil Sharma’s movie titled “Singh Saheb the Great” starring Sunny Deol.

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