The 22-year-old student of Arab Islamic Culture at the revered Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, has now become a sensation around the country.
Roshni Misbah is just another girl studying in college, but what puts her on a different podium than most women her age is her passion for riding motorcycles. While most women only toy with the idea of riding a bike, Roshni took it to the streets of Delhi and became famous with the title of ‘Hijabi Biker’.
Jamia's Roshni Misbah makes heads turn
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She rode her first bike when she was just 9 years old and even then she was wearing a hijab.
She firmly believes that her passion for bikes does not interfere with her faith.
“Riding a motorcycle is in my genes,” she says.
She also admits that being a woman biker in India is very different.
She says that her passion for bikes is been shared by her father and sister. She credits her father with inspiring her to take up her passion and encouraged her to follow her dreams.
She’s also part of the Delhi Chapter of ‘The Bikerni’ group. It’s basically a gang of women that aims at spreading women empowerment through the medium of motorcycles and encourage women to go on adventures they would have never thought to go on before.
For her, riding a bike is anti-depressional and she feels a lot more liberated when she does that. ‘It opens up your mind and perspective’ she says.