Zoya Agarwal Biography, Boyfriend, Age, Birthday, Height, Family
Zoya Agarwal, Sr. Commander ranked pilot at Air India and well known as ‘Captain Zoya’ is an inspirational figure for the young generation of India. Zoya Agarwal is known for her various records she holds as a woman in the aviation industry.Zoya is a lady who inspires to dream big. Zoya has not just created a number of records but has also put India forth on the world map.
Zoya Agarwal is very active and plays many roles in her professional life. She is-
Senior Commander at Air India Limited since may 2004.
TED & TEDx speaker
UN Women Spokesperson for Generation Equality
UN Women India Generation Equality Ally.
AeroTime’s Global Advisory Board member.
Lesser Known Facts About Zoya Agarwal Biography
Zoya has a stunning appearance, lovely style, and wonderful personality. She is an Indian pilot, influencer and motivational speaker. This Delhi-based woman has seen a considerable rise in her social following because of her charm, her records and extraordinary performance in her field. Zoya has turned out to be one of the most sought after figures when it comes about getting inspired from. She is a frequent speaker at high schools in minority localities and encourages students to think beyond their poor surroundings.
If we talk about her age, in the year 2022, Zoya will be in her early 40s. Her height is around 5 feet 11 inches which is 7 inches more than the average Indian height of females. Her weight is around 60 kgs and she has very beautiful black eyes and she keeps her hair colored in light brown shade. She is a Hinduism follower by birth. Zoya is the only child of her parents.
Zoya Agarwal also known as Zoya Sapra Agarwal
Instagram Influencer, Pilot,
Date of Birth
24th May 1981
Age(as in 2022)
In Feet/Inches- 5"11 Inches
In Centimeters- 180.34
St. Stephen’s College, Delhi
Zoya starts her journey as a pilot at Air India and well known as Captain Zoya.
It was the time when Zoya was just 8 years old when one fine day she saw a flying airplane over the house and that day she got so intrigued by the sight that ultimately she decided to pursue her career in aviation only. There and then she decided to fly a plane and to touch the stars. Zoya is an inspiring figure for the next generation of women to never give up on their dreams. Captain Zoya Agarwal said that when everyone around tried to dissuade her from achieving what she wanted, she kept believing in herself and stayed focused.
Zoya Agarwal belongs to a humble middle class family of Delhi and she has also completed her school education in capital city Delhi only. Zoya had opted for Science in her 11th and 12th of schooling. Zoya then did BSC (Bachelor of Science) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and graduated in around 2022. She was so passionate that to complete her college assignments she used to study even under the street lights when there were power cuts. She then topped in her college and then her parents also felt that she needed to get enrolled for the pilot course to achieve her goals.
Since she was very passionate about the field, she started doing savings and contributed all savings from her piggy bank which she had been doing from the last 17 years by then for enrolling into the aviation classes. But it was not enough, because aviation classes are expensive to enroll in, and there came the support of her father who took out a loan to ensure her admission. She took 2 years to prepare for the Air India Examination.
Those times, getting into Air India was very tough.For seven vacancies there were over 3,000 applicants with even more experience than Zoya.Then came a great setback to Zoya, that her father had a heart attack, just three days before her exam for Air India. But despite the things that were against her she was effortful, strong and prepared enough to get in and became part of the industry which was very limited in terms of women enrollment.
Zoya Agarwal holds various records under her name.Looking at her professional career, we find that-
Zoya Agarwal became the fifth girl to fly in Air India in 2004. Her first flight was from Delhi to Dubai.
Zoya in 2013 was the youngest woman to fly the Boeing 777 in the world.
In 2021, Zoya Agarwal became the first ever woman captain to fly over the north pole with an all women crew, creating world history
She was the youngest ever commander to operate round the world flight Delhi San Francisco Delhi on the occasion of international women’s day 2016.
Zoya Agarwal was among the first few pilots and cabin crews to volunteer for the Vande Bharat Mission to evacuate Indian nationals from all across the world in view of the Covid pandemic.
Zoya because of her achievements has been celebrated in various parts of the world. Zoya Agarwal has even also got mentioned about her by the prime minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi himself in one of his ‘Man Ki Baat’ radio talk shows.
Zoya is often found taking part in interviews and giving speeches at various platforms. She had appeared in-
Interview with famous Journalist Barkha Dutt.
Interview with Jaggi Vasudev Ji from Isha Foundation.
Indian Idol 2021 as special guest.
Lovely Professional University (LPU)
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Times of India
Below are some quotes which she had shared at various platforms which she has followed persistently to make her dreams come true are-
“Strength does not come from physical capacity, it comes from an indomitable will”.
“Don’t make me walk when I want to fly”
“Dreams have no gender”
Zoya has received various awards and appreciations for her work and some of them are-
”Iconic Women Achievers Award” by Valuable Contribution in Women Making India
Awarded for her dedication and extensive work towards distinguished services.
Awarded for Inspirational Inflight Announcements.
Awarded for commanding a subpolar flight on the occasion of international women’s day 2020.
Inspiration of the country – Gandhi Smriti Award.
Awarded for Outstanding achievement in Aviation.
Main motto of her life is to make an “impact” on the lives of lakhs of youths to dream big. Zoya always says that to fulfill dreams, we need perseverance and hard work.
Zoya Agarwal is very active on Instagram and keeps posting about her trips and visits around the globe. By May 2022, Zoya got 408k+ followers with 888 posts.