Ashwika is a wildlife and conservation filmmaker. At 27, Ashwika became the youngest person and India's only woman to win the Green Oscar in a Global Category, also known as the Panda Award. She gained worldwide critical acclaim for her film Sirocco, a quirky, rags-to-riches story about the only bird in the world with a government job. Her wildlife filmmaking career has so far taken her to live and work in several parts of the world including South Africa, Kenya, Borneo, Nepal, New Zealand, India, and the United Kingdom, where this year, she got the chance to work on location with the Godfather of wildlife filmmaking - Sir David Attenborough himself. But, as a young woman in India making an unconventional career choice hasn't been easy at all. Pursuing her passion has always required immense determination and resolve to ride through the lean times. In this talk she will speak about the bravery of making passionate choices, and how they lead to unpredictably incredible adventures that give life meaning, purpose and joy.