Garima Avtar

Extreme Rally Diver, Automotive Journalist and Host-‘NBA India Weekly Show’


Garima Avtar is an extreme rally driver, freelance automotive journalist and a host in the ‘NBA India Weekly Show’. She also has her own audio and video podcast ‘The Garima Avtar Show’ which is based on sports psychology and motivation.

She is a trailblazer in the male-dominated sport of extreme rallying and a true inspiration for anyone who dreams of following their passion, despite all odds.

She is the first professional woman rally driver for Mahindra adventure rally team and has won many rallies in her category. 

As an anchor and freelance auto journalist, she has done special features for Mahindra baja SAEIndia 2018 and Maruti Suzuki raid de himalaya 2017 for autocar.

Currently, she has been creating social media content for sports cars, luxury and supercar brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Maserati, Mercedes Benz AMG, BMW, Audi and Rolls Royce.

As a speaker, she has motivated audiences on forums such as TEDxShivNadarUniversity, TedxGLIMChennai, She’s Mercedes, TIE Delhi, WEF, Shift Series, FICCI Global Young Leaders Forum, AISEC Dehradun, Walmart and Dell India Leadership series, amongst many others.

She is an organiser of motorsport car rallies and experiential expeditions and had led and launched ‘Wander Women’ – the first all women's self-drive expedition to Spiti valley’.

She is a golfer, trained classical singer and has been a showstopper for designer Gazal Mishra.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Garima was the first professional woman driver for Mercedes-Benz Luxe Drive India and was felicitated on ‘International Women’s Day 2021’ by India’s former Sports and Youth Affairs minister Shri Kiren Rijiju for her achievements in motorsports.

As a social media influencer, Garima has worked with leading auto and lifestyle brands. She won gold at ‘ETBrand Equity Influencer Marketing Awards’ in 2022. 

She is the winner of ‘Maruti Suzuki Autocross-Mumbai’ 2017, ‘INRC 2014 (Extreme)’ and’ INRC 2015 (Extreme)’ in the women’s category. 

Why Garima Avtar ?

During events, Garima talks about her journey of finding her true calling, the hurdles she faced and how she overcame them to become one of the best in the profession she chose for herself. She chose to shed the layers society expected her to adorn and followed her passion. 

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