From Pune City, India. Have a college degree in Marketing. Been involved with mountain biking, MX, BMX, the outdoors in general since I was a kid. Love for being in the mountains, soaking the sun, the smell of the soil got me into mountain biking. Photography/Filmaking followed over a few years into riding. Chief Editor at India’s leading mountain bike/BMX magazine –Freerider Mtn Bike magazine. Co-owner of the performance bicycle brand – Psynyde Bikes.
Ride a Bike: I’ve been into mountain biking for nearly 21 years now. All wheel sizes roll for me, 20″ to 700c. Pushing myself everytime I’m on a bike is what gets me charged up! The Ride Life is what I’m breathing right now…
*Indian National XC Championships 2008 – Maharashtra State Team (Pondicherry) – 11th Place.
*Enduro 3 – Adventure Race 2007 (Pune).
*BC Cup Canada 2010 Round 1 & 2.
*Nepal National DH Series 2011: Rd 1 – 6th Place.
*BBCh Downhill Madness 2011 (Bengaluru) – 3rd Place.
*BBCh Downhill Madness 2012 (Bengaluru) – 2nd Place.
*4X Indian National Championships 2012 (Trivandrum) – 5th Place.
*BBCh Downhill Madness 2013 (Bengaluru) – 2nd Place.
*Asia Pacific DH Champs 2013 (Bali, Indonesia) – 8th Place.
*Himalayan DH MTB Trophy 2014 (Manali) – 6th Place.
*Asia Pacific DH Champ 2014 (Bali, Indonesia) – 6th Place.
*Himalayan DH MTB Trophy 2015 (Manali) – 8th Place.
*Kohima DH Challenge 2015 (Nagaland)
*Bangalore MTB Festival 2016 Downhill – 3rd Place.
*Asian Enduro Series 2016 (Nepal) Rd 1 – 12th Place.
*Himalayan DH MTB Trophy 2016 (Manali, Himachal Pradesh) – 4th Place.
*Gui’de Geo Park International DH Race 2017 (China) – 10th Place (2X Elite), 11th Place (DH Elite).
*Himalayan MTB DH Trophy 2017 (Manali) – 6th Place.
*Bangalore MTB Festival 2018 Downhill (Bengaluru, Karnataka).
*Mechuka Adventure Festival 2018 Downhill (Arunachal Pradesh) – 2nd Place.
*Mokokchung MTB Festival 2018 Downhill (Nagaland) – 4th Place.
*GHV Endeavor Dirt Pump Track Championship 2019 (Murbad, Maharashtra) – 4th Place.
*Ladakh MTB Festival 2019 (Ladakh) – Downhill – 2nd Place.
*Ladakh MTB Festival 2019 (Ladakh) – Pump Track – 2nd Place.
*Bangalore MTB Festival 2020 Downhill – 2nd Place.
*16th Indian National MTB Championship 2020 – Downhill (Haldwani, Uttarakhand) – 5th Place.
*FLOW Show (Canada)
*Volkswagen Demo (India)
*TATA Motors TV Commercial (India)
*Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment ‘Hindi Film’ (India)
*Vijaya Productions ‘Tamil Film’ (India)
*Ti Cycles TV Commercials (India)
*RUSHES Series supported by Mercedes (India)
*#GoFreestyle Commercial supported by Ford Motors (India)
*BIKE Magazine (USA)
*SPOKE Magazine (New Zealand)
*Decline MTB Magazine (USA)
*Freehub Magazine (USA)
*VELO Magazine (Czech Republic)
*Mans World Magazine (India)
*EVO India Magazine (India)
*Fast Bikes India Magazine (India)
*DIRT Mountain Bike Magazine (UK)
*Mountain Biking UK Magazine (UK)
*Singletrack MTB Magazine (UK)
Photography / Videography: Started clicking stills of my buddies who form the demented brigade of MotoX and bicycle riders in India. I’ve been capturing MotoX, Mountain biking and BMX for over nine years now. Working with the best Moto and mountain bike athletes of the country, I’ve been able to share the rad times through my lens.
Raid De Himalaya
Mountain Bike Kerala
Himalayan Mountain Bike Network
RESQ (Animal Rescue/NGO)
Aashan Sports Entertainment
Trail Building: Riding mountain bikes has made me want to make newer trails with features on the mountains I roll on. I end up spending a decent amount of time digging lines in the landscape. It has also led to designing and making few mountain bike trails for bicycle manufacturers in India. One of the recent ones I got the opportunity to help build includes, India’s highest, sanctioned mountain bike park in Ladakh – “Disko Valley” by ‘Unexplored Ladakh‘.
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