Sports connection: The fifth generation in a family of squash players, her great granduncle was Field Marshal KM Cariappa. Her father Anjan Chinappa, who represented Tamil Nadu in squash, was her first coach.
World Ranking: 21 (as of October, 2014)
Claim to fame: A 12-times national champion, Joshna is a pioneer of women’s squash in India. She became the youngest Indian to win the British Open juniors at the age of 16 and has been a regular face at international competitions since.
Unwind mantra: Watching “trashy television” shows such as the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and listening to exponents of progressive house music such as Dinka and Claes Rosen
Match point: Her dream date is footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, or any person who is fit, who plays sport and someone she can train and work out with.