Alisha Abdullah (born July 24, 1989) is a racing driver from India. She is India’s first female national racing champion.
Alisha has been fascinated by racing since she was a kid. As a nine-year-old, Alisha was drawn to go-karting. She was winning go-karting races by the time she was eleven. When she was just 13 years old, she won the MRF National Go-Karting Championship and the Best Novice Award in the National level Formula Car Racing in the open class. She did her schooling in St. Kevin’s and pursued her higher secondary studies at Sacred Heart, Churchpark. She currently studies at LIBA.
Life on Speed Lane
Alisha then moved on to formula car racing and managed to come fifth in the JK Tyre National Racing Championship, 2004. She made the switch from four wheels to bikes in the same year.
Talking about the change Alisha’s father who noted, “The fact is formula car racing can get very expensive. Motorbike racing is easier to manage financially, and moreover, I know what is what in motorbike racing and I can guide her. So I asked Alisha to try bike racing.”