Indian cricketer,Former Captain of Indian Women’s Cricket Team , consultant, motivational speaker, author, and actor.Is the first Indian woman cricketer to get the prestigious life membership of MCC.
Meet Anjum Chopra
Who said Cricket was a gentleman’s game? Atleast Anjum Chopra didn’t believe so and made herself the foremost name in Women’s Cricket. Former skipper of the Indian Women’s cricket team, Anjum Chopra is a cricket analyst and the first woman ‘sportscaster’ on television in India. Making her debut at an early age and with a career spanning over 17 years, Anjum has scaled great heights having played six World Cups. She became the first woman player to appear in 100 ODIs for India and is also the first Indian woman player to score an ODI century. She holds the distinction of leading India in its first ever International Test series win and is the most successful Indian Test skipper.
Anjum is a Padma Shri recipient (2014) and an Arjuna Award winner (2007). She holds an MBA in Human Resource & Marketing from Fore School of Management and in the corporate world, has conducted training programmes for globally recognised brands such as GE, Standard Chartered, Goldman Sachs and various schools and colleges. Anjum was appointed as a Technical consultant to South Africa’s Women’s cricket team; making her the first woman cricketer to receive an international appointment. Besides, Anjum has been a ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ in South Africa to raise awareness for ‘Breast Cancer’ for women. She has co-authored a coffee table book titled ‘Women’s Cricket World – A Journey from 1745-2013’, and acted in a docudrama- ‘Poor Cousins of Million Dollar Babies’. The film received national acclaim at the Arnold Sports Film Festival in Ohio, 2011. Anjum has also participated in the reality show, Fear Factor – Khatron ke Khiladi Season 4.
Carving out a niche in the male-dominated sport in the country, Anjum has begun to be recognized as the face of women's cricket in India as a player, captain, consultant, motivational speaker, author, and actor.