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Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Burhanpurkar was born in Orillia, to parents of Indian origin. She completed high school in 2016 at Barrie North Collegiate Institute and is due to begin undergraduate studies at Harvard University in 2017.
At age 10, Burhanpurkar built a microbiology lab in her family basement and began conducting scientific experiments after volunteering in a hospital in India. Burhanpurkar's parents supported her curiosity.
At the age of 14, Burhanpurkar conducted research in the field of fundamental physics—the first physical detection of Absement—for which she was awarded the Canada-Wide Science Fair Platinum Medal, competed at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and was selected as a regional finalist for the 2013 Google Science Fair. When she was 13, she received the Platinum Award at the Canada-Wide Science Fair for her work on the cardiac and gastrointestinal safety of two Alzheimer's drugs. Burhanpurkar was inspired to study the safety of Alzheimer's drugs after the death of her grandfather from Alzheimer's disease. At the age of 12, Burhanpurkar developed an intelligent-antibiotic which selectively kills pathogenic bacteria such as E-coli but preserves the body's helpful intestinal microbiota bacteria.
In 2013, Burhanpurkar was named one of Canada's Top 20 Under 20. She was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012) and was the Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year (2010).
- Canada's Top 20 Under 20 Award - Youth In Motion
- Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal of Honour - Governor General of Canada 
- Grand Platinum Award 2012 - Canada Wide Science Fair 
- Grand Platinum Award 2014 - Canada Wide Science Fair 
- Actuarial Foundation of Canada Award - Canada-Wide Science Fair
- Discovery Challenge Award - Canada Wide Science Fair
- Gold Medal - Canada Wide Science Fair
- Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year - Lieutenant Governor of Ontario 
- S.M. Blair Foundation Award - Canada-Wide Science Fair
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