Beating the odds with Karate : Shanika Nimje

Beating the odds with Karate : Shanika Nimje
Beating the odds with Karate : Shanika Nimje

At the age when most kids enjoy slides and rides, Shanika Nimje enjoys winning Karate tournaments. This 13-year-old girl from Mhow (Madhya Pradesh) is a National and International Level Karate Player.

The Warm-up

Shanika started Karate practice when she was just four years old. She grew up to realise her passion for the same sport along with badminton. Her interest made her start playing this sport too at the age of ten. She continued her practice with immense dedication and much-required hard work which led her to beautiful heights of achievement.

The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory.” – Les Brown


As she grew up, her collection of medals and trophies grew too! Or we can say almost multiplied. Here is a glance at her achievements:

  • Indore District Inter-School Karate Championship – 2015 (Bronze)
  • All India Inter School Karate Championship – 2015 (Silver)
  • First National Karate-DO Championship – 2016 (Gold)
  • Open State Karate Championship – 2016
  • Second National Karate-DO Championship – 2017 (Gold)
  • Fourth International Shotokai Karate-DO Championship – 2017 (Bronze)
  • Indore District Karate Championship -2017 (Bronze)

Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

The Guru

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Shanika is in training under Mr Manoj Bajaj who introduced and taught her this amazing sport. For him and his marvellous student, Karate isn’t just a sport but a religion. Under Mr Bajaj’s training, Shanika decorated her Karategi with a black belt on 11th March 2018.

Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” – Vince Lombardi


This strong-willed girl wants to become an IPS officer. She believes that “Good intentions and strong will power turns dreams into reality.” She wants to act as a helping hand in directing the society towards positivity.

There may be people who have more talent than you, but there is no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter

In small hands, she holds huge achievements. In her small eyes, she holds a big vision, and she is beating the odds with Karate, that’s what makes her our achiever. Our Indian Achiever.

Tanishka Patidar
"Serving humanity & scratching words to feed the soul" Tanishka is the Co-Founder of Indian Achievers Story. This lover of pen and poetry is also a social worker.