Shikha Uberoi is the creator and executive producer of The Real Deal. She is a former top 100 WTA Tour tennis player, Asian Games Silver Medalist (Doha ’06), India number 1, Zee Astitva Athlete of the Year 2007, and Indian Icon 2015. Today, she is the co-founder of Indi.com India and an impact entrepreneur using the mediums of sport, fitness and media to incite change.
She was the first Indian woman to qualify and reach the second round of the US Open in 2004, was the top 10 fastest server in the world and is one of India’s top 10 most glamorous athletes.
She earned her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University majoring in Anthropology and minoring in South Asian Studies. She graduated with high academic standing while winning Princeton’s prestigious Kit Harris Memorial Award for Leadership and Ethics.
She launched her media and lifestyle company, SDU Seva, Inc. in 2013 and is currently creating and producing international social issue television shows.
She speaks internationally at various diplomatic conferences on female empowerment through sport and is becoming a face and force for female empowerment and women’s leadership in India. She sat on the board of directors of the World Economic Forum’s “Global Shapers Initiative” for Bhopal and serves as a trustee and advisor to various NGOs and social enterprises.
Shikha Uberoi was born and raised in Mumbai as well as Princeton NJ, and is the second oldest of Mahesh and Madhu Uberoi’s five, highly accomplished daughters.