Virali Modi

The Girl Who Defeated Death Thrice


Virali Modi, a Disability Rights Activist and Model, escaped from the jaws of death thrice and miraculously came back to life each time. 

At 14, she returned to Pennsylvania from a monsoon vacation in India, excited for her Pepsi Commercial shoot to start but she contracted a mysterious fever that led her into coma. She lost movement and sensation in her lower limbs.

Despite her disability, she is still following her dream of becoming a model and is an aspiring actress. In 2014, she became the first runner-up at the Miss Wheelchair India contest.

Virali has been associated with disability rights campaigns like #mytraintoo and #rampmyrestaurant. She was a speaker at TEDx Talks 2017.

She has also worked with brands like Being Human and FBB. 

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

She began a Change.org petition titled Implement Disabled Friendly Measures in Indian Railways. Her efforts to make railways more accessible landed her in the ‘BBC 100 Women List’ in 2017.

She is India’s First Wheelchair Using Model, TEDx speaker,and founder of #MyTrainToo.

Why Virali Modi ?

She was one of the top writers for Quora from 2013 to 2018 and mostly wrote about disability and the law of attraction. She believes in spreading positivity and has spoken at various events. Her elegance and poise are unmatched and she uses her influence and beauty for all the right reasons by raising issues that matter. She is truly an inspiration who glides the runway in her throne with wheels. 

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