|Full Name||Bula Choudhury|
|Profession / Role||Swimmer|
|Date of Birth||02 Jan, 1970|
|Place of Birth||India|
Born on 2nd January 1970 in Hugli (Hoogli), West Bengal, Bula Choudhury is an Indian swimmer who is known as the first woman in the world to cross seven seas and to an utter surprise, this feat was achieved in14 hours in 2005. Bula started swimming at the age of five after getting admitted to a swimming-training school. She earned her lifetime achievement by crossing off five continents including the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Strait of Gibraltar, Cook Strait, Toroneos Gulf (Gulf of Kassándra) in Greece, the Catalina Channel off the California coast, and from Three Anchor Bay to Robben Island near Cape Town, South Africa. For her historic accomplishments in swimming, she was bestowed with the Indian civilian award "Padma Shri".
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