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Ashwini Nachappa

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Ashwini Nachappa

Born: 21 October 1967

  • She is an accomplished former track and field athlete and an Indian film actress from Karnataka.
  • She gained fame around the start of the 1980s when she outran P.T. Usha on two separate occasions.
  • She has been referred to as India’s FloJo.
  • In 1988 she received the Arjuna award.
  • She represented India in three South Asian Federation Games in 1984 (in Nepal; two silver medals), 1986 (in Bangladesh; two silver medals) and 1988 (in Pakistan, three gold medals).
  • She participated in two Asian Games, one held in 1986 at South Korea (6th in long jump) and the other in 1990 in Beijing, China (silver medal in 4 × 100 m relay).
  • She also represented India in two World Championships, one in 1987 in Rome and the other in 1991 in Tokyo (she was a member of the 4 × 400 m relay on both occasions).
  • She has acted in a few Telugu feature films, including her own biographical film titled Ashwini, for which she received the state Nandi Award for Best Debut Actress.

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