Janaki Anand: This Young Skateboarder From Kerala Is Marking Her Presence

Janaki Anand hailing from the Kollam district in Kerala, fell in love with the art of skateboarding at the age of two. All of six years old now, she has taken social media by storm by showcasing her innate gift of skateboarding.

Born and brought up in Dubai, Janaki was initially inspired to hop on a skateboard after observing her father and brother. She would practice on a skateboard by holding a wall or a sofa for support. When she turned four, her mother took her to a skate park in January 2020. To everyone’s surprise, she was more than good on a skateboard.

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Her mother started an Instagram account to document her daughter’s journey in skateboarding. Ever since, her fan following has increased. 

In March 2020, when the pandemic hit, Janaki Anand was left to work on her skills indoors. She honed her skills and learned new tricks during this period. Her family then decided to shift to Kerala to empower their child, as well as, other children to find aspirations in skateboarding. 

Janaki became the talk of the town when an Instagram page called Fly Squad Skateboarding uploaded a video of Janaki skateboarding. Throughout the video, you can see her falling, crying, and practicing repeatedly until she was able to crack the trick. We all can see the fire and determination in her to be perfect. 

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To follow Janaki Anand’s work, click here.

Skateboarding became an official competitive sport when it made its Olympic debut in Tokyo 2020. Looking at Janaki Anand’s progression in the field, she has the potential to be a future Olympian representing India.

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Aishwarya Gopinathhttps://pinklungicom.wordpress.com/
A foodie at heart, an aspiring novelist, and an enthusiastic writer by nature, I love to dig deep into culture and lifestyle of the place and people around me. I hope to make people cry, laugh, smile, angry, and satisfied with my writing.

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