October 06, 2022

Sarla Thakral (Pilot) Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : August 9, 2021

Short Biography

Sarla Thakral was born on 08-08-1914 in New Delhi, India. She was an Indian Pilot, Painter, Costume Designer, Jewellery Designer, Entrepreneur & Businessperson. At the age of 21, she earned an aviation pilot license and became the first Indian woman to fly an aircraft. The name of the aircraft was Gypsy Moth which she flew by her solo.

Sarla Thakral Complete Bio & Career

Sarla Thakral was India’s first India first female pilot or the first woman to fly to the sky. She belongs to Delhi India. She makes the history of 1,000hours of flying, after getting an ‘A’ grade license at the age of 21. she flew the Gypsy Moth on an airplane in the same year. She remade our history as a badass woman for chasing her ambitions. she was a woman with a high spirit and obsessed with the high sky flying.

She got married at the early age of 16. The young woman took off to lahare in the two-seater plane in 1936 She creates this history after being a mother of a 4 yr girl. She was married to P D Sharma at a  teenage of 16. Her husband came from a family of pilots and was passionate about being in the sky himself. In 1939 her husband died in an airplane crash . Her young daughter is very supportive. Then, he went to Jodhpur for commercial pilot training.

She was a true follower of Arya Samaj. She returned to Delhi with her two daughters after the Partition of India to restart his carrier. She got married to R.P Thakral  in 1948. She gradually established herself as a painter and a business woman in Delhi. She receives huge success in her textile printing and jewelry business.

She started designing jewelry and costumes for valuable clients like Vijaylakshmi Pandit, various cottage emporiums, and the National School Of Drama. Her experience was progressive on local support. The fearless lady passed away in 2008 at the age of 91. The courageous lady makes history. She was always remembered for her passion to follow her dreams. She was a great inspiration for future generations.


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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Sarla Thakral died at the age of 93 on 15-03-2008 in New Delhi, India.

DEATHDAY 15 March,2008 (Tuesday)

Sarla Thakral Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born into a Hindu family. In 1930 at the age of 16, she was married to captain P. D. Sharma. Her husband was the first Indian to get an airmail pilot license to flying between Lahore and Karachi. In 1939 when she was just 25 years old, her husband died in an airplane crash. Then she remarried R. P. Thakral in 1948, at the age of 34. She had two daughters with her first marriage.

Life's Important Dates Of Sarla Thakral

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Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town New Delhi, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address New Delhi, India
School N/A
College Mayo School of Art, Lahore
Bengal School of Painting, Lahore
Qualification Diploma in Fine Arts
Hobbies Painting, Travelling, Fly Planes
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Red
Favorite Place Delhi, India
Favorite Dress Saree

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Sarla Thakral

  • She became the first Indian woman to fly aircraft at the age of 21 when she was a mother of four years daughter.
  • She did not complete her commercial pilot training due to the second world war and her dream to become an Airforce pilot couldn't come true.
  • She was married twice.
  • She became a successful businesswoman in Delhi through her work in painting, costume designing, jewellery designing.
  • Google honored her with a doodle on 08-08-2021 i.s. her 107th birthday.

Sarla Thakral Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Sarla Thakral was 93 years 7 months & 7 days old age.