Shabia Walia

Tell her she can't and she will

Shabia Walia is a recipient of "Rex Karmveer Chakra Award" in March 2015. She also founded "The Bluebells Community" with an aim to help the underprivileged in society and supports NGOs and orphanages who reach out to her with all her support.

Shabia defied death in 21 days and ever since, her madness to change her destiny and that of others is impalpable. She started working very early in life, since her father separated from her family when she was about 10 years old. She and her mother gave tuitions to about 80 kids every day. Despite the lack of time, she topped her school results every year by always being in the top three.

Shabia always wanted more from life. While people handle one career, Shabia manages three. A successful media professional for 21 years, she has authored the best-selling book 'Mamma Mania'. She is also the founder and owner of a very successful natural skin care brand called 'Wild Earth'. Despite no business background or funding from any sources, Shabia has managed to take her brand global in a matter of just two and a half years.

Not content with building her own life despite her struggles, Shabia founded 'The Bluebells Community' in 2015 with an aim to help the underprivileged in society. She was awarded the 'Rex Karmveer Chakra Award' in March 2015 and 2016 and besides helping NGO's and individuals, has also adopted an orphanage in Beed, Maharashtra which houses about 100 orphaned children. She has also single-handedly raised funds for them to build a well to combat the acute shortage of water.

In 2016, Shabia launched the famous 'SaveSaba' campaign to save a young girl's life. A Karachi girl, Saba had a rare Wilson's disease. Shabia managed to raise twenty lakh rupees as funds for her, where the whole of India supported her and the story was covered by all print and television media. Shabia said, “A child on either side of the border deserves medical treatment, which side of the border we are born, is not our choice, what we do with our lives is our choice.”

Her community keeps looking for opportunities to help and support kids for education, tackle malnutrition, support orphanages who reach out to her and continue to inspire and help as many people as she can.

Shabia is the winner of 'Top 50 Rising Stars Award' by “We are the city”, UK. She also won the 'Women of Worth' award in 2016 besides the 'Pink Power initiative by Inorbit malls for entrepreneurs.

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