Udaipur’s mermaid, Bhakti Sharma, who is the youngest swimmer to swim in all the five oceans of the world, was featured on the TED Talk India Nayi Baat – a popular talk show series hosted by the King Khan of Bollywood – Shahrukh Khan. The show was aired on Starplus on 3rd November 2019.
You can watch the episode ‘Investing in Yourself’ streaming on Hotstar on the link below:
TED Talks India Nayi Baat is a talk-show series that turns the spotlight on the changemakers doing extraordinary work. These visionaries and everyday heroes spark new conversations, infuse movements with energy and inspire a billion imaginations to action.
Bhakti Sharma is one such inspiration for all the young kids who want to showcase their talent out there to the world. An open-water swimmer and the youngest in the world to set a record in open swimming in Antarctic waters, Bhakti started her swimming journey at the age of 2. Through this talk show, she talks about how to swim through adversities like a pro and shape your own destiny.
Bhakti has been awarded Tenzing Norgay National Award by President of India. The swimmer, who was coached by her mother Leena Sharma, broke all the previous records and became the 1st Asian and youngest in the world to swim the Antarctic Ocean. She swam almost 2.3 km in 41.14 minutes and for this achievement, she got praised by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
Besides, there are a lot of other achievements by which Bhakti has made the country proud. Some of them include World record for the longest distance covered swimming in Antarctica, World’s youngest swimmer to have swum across the seven seas, Member of the first three-member relay team to have swum the English Channel etc.