Story Of Anny Divya – The Youngest Woman Commander Of A Boeing 777

5 October 2017

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When we see around us, today there is no field in which women haven’t contributed. We have seen stories of women entrepreneurs; we have come across stories of victory and courage.

One such story is about Anny Divya, a 30-year-old woman from Vijayawada of Andhra Pradesh who made history after becoming the youngest Boeing 777 female commander in the world.

Since childhood, Anny had a determination to be flying her plane in the sky as her mother always wanted and wished her middle child to become a pilot. So, the zeal within her made her dream come alive.

She defied the odds and at the age of 17, after her schooling, she enrolled herself at the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA) which is a government-run pilot training academy in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh.




Her passion and dedication soon made her achieve her dream and she was recruited by Air India when she was just 19. Initially, she started to learn to fly a Boeing 737 and later found herself in the cockpit of Boeing 777 which is the largest twinjet in the world.

Being a daughter of an army officer, Anny inherited discipline which made her accomplish her dreams. Before her birth, the family lived near army base camp in Pathankot. Her father had to quit his education at an early age due to family’s poor financial condition.

Her father served for India army for 19 years and then voluntarily retired to spend his rest of the life with family in peace and settled down in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

Anny’s schooling too had to face several obstacles. But her parents were very much supportive and progressive in thinking and didn’t pressurize their children.




Anny was a student at Kendriya Vidyalaya in Vijayawada. She spoke Telugu and Hindi and home but was uncomfortable with the English language. English, being a part of the curriculum, Anny could read and write well in English but speaking was a bit of a challenge which she conquered soon.

Anny Divya is a Woman of Courage because she dreamt of becoming a pilot and she made her dream come true. Her sheer determination and dedication towards her passion made her the youngest Boeing 777 female commander in the world.

Team WOC wishes Anny Divya a pleasant future journey where she will always shine bright and keep her plane upfront.

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