Aisha Chaudhary

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Aisha Chaudhary
Born(1996-03-27)27 March 1996
Died(2015-01-24)24 January 2015 (aged 18)
Gurgaon, India
Cause of deathPulmonary fibrosis
ResidenceDelhi, India
Alma materAmerican School
OccupationMotivational Speaker
Known forMotivation Speeches at INK Conference
Home townDelhi
Parent(s)Niren Chaudhary (father)
Aditi Chaudhary (mother)

Aisha Chaudhary (27 March 1996 – 24 January 2015)[2] was a young Indian author and motivational speaker. She is the author of the book My Little Epiphanies, published one day before her death.[3]

Early life[edit]

Aisha was the daughter of Niren Chaudhary, the president of South Asia operations of YUM brand and Aditi, a mental healthcare worker. She had an elder brother named Ishan Chaudhary. She was born with an immune deficiency disorder. When she was 6 months old, she had to undergo a bone marrow transplant.[4] As a side effect of the bone marrow transplant, she developed a serious illness called pulmonary fibrosis- a type of condition that causes hardening of the lungs.[5]

In popular culture[edit]

Aisha was giving inspirational talks on various platforms since she was 15. She was named an INK Fellow and spoke in the 2011 and 2013 INK Conferences.[6] Aisha was also a speaker at TEDxPune in 2013. She wrote a book that got released one day before her death. She has a blog called aishasart.weebly.com.[7][8]

The Sky Is Pink, a film based on her life, directed by Shonali Bose starring Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim is releasing on 11 October 2019.[9][10][11]

Bibliography[edit]

  • My Little Epiphanies[12][13] (2015) which included her thoughts about life and also wanted people to know about her journey that could help others going through such hardships in life. [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Real Se Reel Tak".
  2. ^ "Mother reflects on Aisha's inspiring life in Gurgaon | Gurgaon News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  3. ^ "Pendrive: Remembering Aisha Chaudhary". The Indian Express. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  4. ^ DelhiJuly 9, India Today Web Desk New; July 9, 2018UPDATED; Ist, 2018 15:07. "Priyanka Chopra in The Sky Is Pink: Who is Aisha Chaudhary, the girl the film is based on?". India Today. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  5. ^ "The Girl Who Just Won't Give Up - The New Indian Express". Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Singing in the life boat". inktalks.com. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  7. ^ "The Girl Who Just Won't Give Up". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Redirecting". tedxtalks.ted.com. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Priyanka Chopra in The Sky Is Pink: Who is Aisha Chaudhary, the girl the film is based on?". India Today. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  10. ^ "Priyanka Chopra's The Sky Is Pink gets a release date". 21 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Priyanka Chopra shares the latest still from 'The Sky Is Pink' featuring Farhan Akhtar - Times of India". The Times of India.
  12. ^ Jacob, Rahul (9 May 2015). "Two books about smiling through adversity". Business Standard India. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  13. ^ Bloomsbury.com. "My Little Epiphanies". Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  14. ^ Lawrence, Victor. ""Real Se Reel Tak" - The real face of characters in upcoming Bollywood Biopics". Digital World. Retrieved 16 September 2019.