Poker is not a taboo anymore in the Indian society and is not restricted to any specific gender or territory. From every part of the country, women poker enthusiasts are coming forward to learn the tricks of the game and make it big in poker world. These players are competing with the best on national and international platforms and reaching great heights in all formats of the game.
Here are some of the leading Indian female poker players who believed in their potential and are committed to follow their dream. We have listed poker pros as well as some new names who are showcasing great confidence in their game and making an impression in Indian poker circuit.
Muskan Sethi is a trendsetter and is among the 100 Indian influential women who are going to be honored by President of India this year. Sethi is considered as a youth icon and a true inspiration for female poker players in India. She participated in numerous big poker events like DPT, WPT, EPT, and WSOP. This jovial player idolizes Vanessa Selbst and Liv Boeree and received mentorship from Faraz Jaka. She travels a lot and is a regular participant in big international poker events. She participated and reached the “heads-up” stage at PokerStars “Shark Cage”, a popular British television show in 2014. Sethi is the manager of GPL India and is going to lead Delhi Diehards in Season 1.
Follow her on FB: https://www.facebook.com/muskaansethi/
Nikita Luther is Adda52 team pro and a prominent name in Indian poker community. This Delhi based girl made the headlines by winning the No Limit Hold’em -Ladies event at Indian Poker Championship in Goa, 2015. She is the first Indian woman who won a No Limit Hold’em team event at Macau Poker Cup (MPC). Currently, Luther is handling the responsibility of COO of Poker Sports League (PSL).
Follow her on FB: https://www.facebook.com/NikitaLutherOfficial/
The celebrity pro of Adda52.com, Lamba is a well-known Bollywood actress who worked in several entertaining movies like Yahaan, Shaurya, Bachna Ae Haseeno, etc. Lamba started playing with friends just for fun but later she found the excitement and thrill involved in the game completely impossible to resist. She has taken part in numerous big poker events like Indian Poker Championship & Deltin Poker Tournament. In 2011, she finished 4th at 15K Kickoff tournament at IPC. She again made the headlines this year by winning Ladies Event at the Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) in September.
Follow her on FB: https://www.facebook.com/minisshalambaofficial/
Kirloskar started playing poker only for recreation purpose. After working in corporate sector for 25 years, Kirloskar decided to pursue poker as a profession. She started attending IPC events in 2015 and finished 11th in 10k freeze-out tournament in August, 2015. Since then, she is a regular at several prestigious tournaments across the nation. Other than poker, Kirloskar second love is writing. She is the co-author of “Leading with Knowledge: Knowledge Management Practices in Global Infotech Companies”
Shuchi Chamaria Agarwal
Although a new name, Shuchi Agarwal is creating big waves in Indian poker circuit. Wife of poker pro Aditya ‘intervention’ Agarwal, Ms. Agarwal participated in WSOP, Las Vegas in 2016. Although familiar with cards games, Shuchi had never played poker before she met Agarwal. His fascinating table stories motivated her to learn the game and ultimately lead her to accompany Agarwal to WSOP and participated in the tournament. With the guidance and mentorship of her husband, Ms. Agarwal is highly confident and determined to take the poker community by storm in the near future.