Seema Rao, also known as India’s Wonder Woman, is India’s first woman commando trainer, having trained Special Forces of India for 18 years without compensation. She is a pioneer in close quarter battle (CQB)— the art of fighting in tight proximity — and is involved in training various Indian forces. Her work was partnered by Major Deepak Rao, who received Presidential rank honor from the Indian President for pioneering close quarter battle training for Indian Army.
Born to a freedom fighter of India, Professor Ramakant Sinari, Seema grew up committed to the cause of serving her country. Pursuing an education in medicine, she certified as a doctor in conventional medicine. Rao also has an MBA in crisis management. She is an alumnus of Westminster Business School. Teaming up with her husband, Major Deepak Rao, she contributed to training 15,000 soldiers in modern close quarter battle.
Rao earned her Para Wings by skydiving in the Indian Air Force course. She is a combat shooting instructor, an Army mountaineering institute HMI medalist, and an 8th degree Blackbelt in military martial arts. She is one of a handful of instructors in the world authorized to teach Jeet Kune Do. She has been a Mrs. India World beauty pageant finalist, too. A professional martial combat exponent, her lineage traces to Richard Bustillo, an original disciple of the legendary Bruce Lee’s art of Jeet Kune Do. She is referred to as India’s first woman commando trainer and has had articles including those on women safety published on her
Daughter of none other than Professor Ramakant Sinari, who Indian government in the liberation of Goa from the Portuguese, Seema Rao has been providing commando training to Indian armed forces for 20 years, without any compensation in return. In addition to having an MBA degree in crisis management, India’s first woman commando trainer Seema Rao dons several hats simultaneously. She is equally proficient in firefighting, scuba diving, rock climbing, and combat shooting. Seema Rao is also certified in Jeet Kune Do, a unique martial art form that Bruce Lee instituted in the 1960s.