HobbiesPlaying Saxophone,Recorder and a little Piano. Acting and lots of sports(cycling,swiming, football, basketball, cricket)and other outdoor activities
Amusing Sporting EpisodeIn the year 2002 during a selection trials for selecting a team for the Radial Worlds.....It was during a race where I was approaching the windward mark in a good position....and screamed starboard at the boats who were approaching on starboard ... in the end caused total chaos... even two boats capsized. It was a light wind race . As a gesture to the boats who capsized waited for them to write their boats and as they started shouting i told them i would capsize to make things even so i did...
Sporting InjuriesNo major injuriesbut had a problem with my backandsplinters in my legs
SuperstitionsOnly self belief
Best Sporting AchievementGetting selected for the Youth Worlds 2006 in Laser
Sporting RelativesMy sister Rohini Rau who is a sailor
Why This SportIt's my passion and addiction without it surviving would be difficult and I want to win as the feeling is unexplainable
Most Influential Person In CareerMy Mother
Most Admired PersonBen Ainselie (GBR)
AmbitionsTo be the best sailor I can be......Compete in the Olympics in the Laser Class
AwardsRaj Utsav Award from the Karnataka Government (November 2006)
Non Sailing AchievementWinner of IIT Sarang (college cultural festival) for best instrumentalist (2006)Winner of best script for an inter- School competition associated with the British Council and Madras English Association (2002)Numerous prizes in inter-school culturals in music and acting.