Born in 1967, Ashwini Nachappa and her family relocated from Kolkata to Bangalore, Karnataka as a child where she and her sister Pushpa trained under Late M.S. Gill. Very soon she proved herself as an able athlete. She was one of the most successful national athletes and qualified for the Seoul Olympics in 1988.
Although she has retired as a sportswoman she and her husband runs a sports academy. She has two daughters, both of whom are very much into sports. Last Updated on : February 3, 2014