Deepa Malik is an Indian swimmer, biker and athlete. She is a paraplegic. She has won numerous accolades for her participation in various adventure sports.
Malik is not an ordinary person. She is a paraplegic, paralysed from waist down, but that has not stopped the 41-year-old from taking up challenges. The mother of two and wife of an Army officer, in fact, turned adversities into opportunity and success. Life took a twist when a spinal tumor made walking impossible 12 years ago. It was a tough time for Malik family. Her husband Bikram Singh Malik was fighting the Kargil war and at home Deepa was struggling with her tumors. Finally the family won both the war. India won Kargil. Despite three spinal tumour surgeries and 183 stitches between shoulder blades, she came out a winner and has never looked back!!