Surekha Yadav Bio 2023, Age, Husband, Children & More

Surekha Yadav is an Indian train driver who is known for being Asia’s first female loco pilot. In 2023, she became the first woman to operate the Vande Bharat Express, a semi-high-speed train.

Surekha Yadav Bio
Surekha Yadav Bio

Surekha Yadav Bio

Date of Birth2 September 1965
Age (as of 2022)57 Years
BirthplaceSatara, Maharashtra
Zodiac signVirgo
HometownSatara, Maharashtra
SchoolSt. Paul’s Convent School, Satara, Maharashtra
College/UniversityGovernment Polytechnic, Karad, Satara, Maharashtra
Educational QualificationDiploma in Mechanical Engineering

Physical Stats

Height (approx.)in centimeters– 160 cm
in meters– 1.60 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 3”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack


Awards, Honours, Achievements1998: Jijau Puruskar
2001: Women Achievers Award by the Lions Clubs India
2001: Conferred by the National Commission for Women in New Delhi
2002: The Lokmat Sakhi Awards
2004: Sahyadri Hirkani Award
2005: Prerna Purushkar
2011: General Manager Award for first lady loco pilot in Indian Railways
2011: Women Achievers award by Central Railways
2013: RWCC Best Women Award
2018: First Ladies Award for being the first lady loco pilot in Indian Railways


Husband/SpouseShankar Yadav (Police Inspector)
ChildrenSon– 2
• Ajinkya Yadav (engineer)
• Ajitesh (engineer)
ParentsFather– Ramchandra Bhosale (deceased) (farmer)
Mother– Sonabai
SiblingsSurekha has four siblings, and she is the eldest among them.


  • According to Surekha Yadav, initially, she never thought of pursuing a career as a Loco pilot. She wanted to pursue further education in mathematics, earn a B.Ed degree, and become a teacher; however, after she landed a job at Indian Railways, she decided to pursue her career in the railways.
  • In an interview, Surekha said that since her childhood days, she was inspired by the courage and bravery of Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi.
  • On International Women’s Day in 2011, she was named Asia’s first woman train driver to run the Deccan Queen from Pune to CST; the train route from Pune to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) is known as one of the most difficult train routes. 
  • During an interview, Surekha shared one of the moments when she felt proud to be a woman.
  • In 1991, Surekha was featured in the television show Hum Bhi Kisise Kum Nahi.
  • According to Surekha, her most memorable train journey as a Loco pilot was in 2018, when she drove a passenger train from Mumbai to Pune.

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