Seeking out stories of hard work and determination, Noise has released its first ever short film series celebrating the illustrious careers of elite Indian athletes on the occasion of National Sports Day 2021.
Listen to them talk about their journey in their own words, as they go forth in their quest to be the best. Defying all expectations and overcoming every obstacle; step into their shoes by learning more about their professional and personal challenges with Noise.
Deepak Niwas Hooda
Captain of the Indian kabaddi team, Deepak Niwas Hooda is the first to be featured on our series. Aptly titled ‘resilience’, this episode uncovers the adversity that Deepak had to go through since he was a young boy. Driven by his family and a sense of passion, he looks back at the time when he was forced to take on responsibilities at an early age. Powering through every injury and sleepless night, find out how he eventually landed one of the largest kabaddi contracts.
Quest update: Deepak aspires to be an iconic captain for the Indian kabaddi team, eventually being successful in leading the squad to a world cup.
A 3 time Commonwealth gold medallist and Indian chess grandmaster, learn how the ‘brilliance’ unfolds as Tania Sachdev narrates her story. Extending the value of chess to her daily life, she talks about how being calculated, precise and consistent pays off in any arena. In the game of life or on the chessboard, Tania urges everyone to be persistent and take charge of every decision that they make.
Quest update: Tania is poised and immersed in being better at her craft every single day, thereby making each day count.
An inspiration to women countrywide and a rebel in every sense, explore the journey of dentist turned superbike racer, Neharika Yadav. Urging the importance of discarding inhibitions and living outside your comfort zone; watch her express her passion and love for the tracks as you learn more about the obstacles she had to knock down. Defying every sceptic and doubter, Neharika made a name for herself in a sport that still is predominantly male.
Quest update: The UNESCO brand ambassador and TEDx speaker wants to inspire the women of the country to venture into similar arenas and is simultaneously working to improve her own craft.
Before football was trendy; before all the video games and superstar jerseys, ex Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia talks about how he chose the road not taken. A true ‘inspiration’ and torchbearer of Indian football; Bhaichung has been blessed with several accolades including the Arjuna and Padma Shri Award. He explores the time during his youth when he became first Asian player to score a goal in the English league and much more.
Quest update: Bhaichung today runs his own private football academy, working to provide students a platform to learn the game and compete at a high level.
Varun Singh Bhati
Overcoming physical challenges since a young age; learn about the powerful and compelling story of the para high jumper from India, Varun Singh Bhati. Led by a belief in one’s own ability, Varun talks about the all the highs and lows on his journey towards ‘excellence’. Representing the country on several international events, his scores of medals are a true testament to his dedication.
Quest update: Varun wishes to spread awareness and encourage participation in Paralympics and give every physically challenged person the chance to play and succeed in sports.
In our next story, Indian para javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary sheds light on how his relentless ‘determination’ & go-getter attitude propelled him to compete in various sporting arenas since a young age. Discover how he eventually found a home in javelin. Raised in an army background, explore Sandeep’s journey on becoming a world champion & a world record holder.
Quest update: Sandeep is poised & locked in to pursue the gold medal at the next major Olympic event. He desires to bring glory to the name of his country & fellow countrymen.
Pooja Rani Bohra
Navigating the hurdles of gender & society, Indian middleweight boxer, Pooja Rani Bohra describes how she became a celebrated boxer. Inspired by the immense success of Indian boxers of the past; Pooja talks about she overcame the challenge of making her family accept her boxing ambitions. She shares her stories of ‘persistence’ which eventually allowed her to make a name for herself in her craft.
Quest update: Leaving every naysayer biting the dust, Pooja is all set to add more gold to her name by working towards winning another gold medal at the next Olympic event.
We conclude the series with Indian freestyle wrestler, Virender Singh shedding light on how despite not being able to hear, he prevailed in society & his sport. Never letting self doubt get the best of him – Virender explores his past which was chalked with challenge after another. His resolute ‘belief’ is the cornerstone of his success. Regardless of a lack of national recognition, Virender is determined to continue his prowess in freestyle wrestling.
Quest update: Virender is focused on competing and winning the Deaflympics yet again, and hopes to provide a voice for deaf athletes all over the country.
Unwavering passion accompanied by an unyielding spirit lays down the path to eventual success. This is best personified in every story of our fellow athletes. Ever moving in our quest for the best, unleash your inner athlete with some wearables from Noise this National Sports Day.