Born and raised in the South Indian city of Hyderabad, Padmini Chennapragada holds a Master of Science (Adapted Physical Activity, USA) and is a trained Physiotherapist (Hyderabad, INDIA). She has created and leads the AdaptedSportsIndia movement. Started as a social media campaign, today, the initiative is a community driven effort that is encouraging and educating Indians with disabilities to take up sports to improve the quality of their lives.
She currently serves as a Program Director for the Indian Wheelchair Tennis Tour (IWTT). In this role, she helps develop training camps for Indians with physical disabilities to participate in regular wheelchair tennis programming.
Her work is focused on Sport Governance and Physical Education in India’s Special Schools. Through a rights-based approach, Padmini writes about the governance issues within India’s disability sport world.