About Sindhu

Sindhu Ravuri is a senior at The Harker School, San Jose CA.  She is an honor-roll student and a vociferous speaker. Her greatest passion is working toward anti-sex trafficking, especially of children.  Sindhu's work with Apne Aap Women Worldwide headed by Ruchira Gupta, the Emmy Award winner and UN Delegate, was recognized by the President’s Award for community Service (Gold).  She also recently educationally adopted 5-year-old girl, Prachi from Dharmpura, India, who is at risk into being sex-trafficking and promised life-long education through her savings.  She started a branch of Apne Aap in California and wishes to raise awareness about sex trafficking amongst youth through “Cool Men Don’t buy Sex” campaign.    See More

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I came to know Sindhu when she was selected, from among a large group of candidates, to participate in a summer medical internship program at our hospital. Sindhu demonstrated a remarkable degree of poise, maturity and professionalism during her time with us. All the physicians loved working with her. Her bedside manner was excellent....  See more
- Dr.Alan Bindiger
Kaiser Permanente, San Jose
She has my deepest respect, because her engagement for girls’ rights continued. Sindhu, who is a classical dancer in California, has raised money from her dance shows, to support Prachi, a 5-year-old daughter of Arti, from Sapera Basti, a marginalized nomadic group trapped in inter-generational prostitution in New Delhi, India....  See more
- Ruchira Gupta
Emmy Award Winner and UN Delegate, founder of an Indian grassroots organization, Apne Aap, Women Worldwide.
Not many reporters at your stage of development would be brave enough to explore the seamy side of online dating services and their exploitation of debt-burdened, college-aged young women....  See more
- Charles Whitaker
Cherub Instructor, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
“I am fortunate to have worked with Sindhu in June at the Mosaic, the high school journalism workshop sponsored by the Mercury News. From the beginning, it was clear that she was a motivated, thoughtful and well-prepared student. She proposed writing about sex slavery on two continents, an ambitious undertaking for even a seasoned journalist....  See more
- Sharon Noguchi
Staff Writer, San Jose Mercury News, Mosaic Instructor
"When Sindhu Ravuri is in reporter mode, she's aggressive and thorough. She covers all of the bases journalism requires....   See more
- Joe Rodriguez
Director Emeritus, Mosaic Journalism Workshop Staff Writer, San Jose Mercury News
“It is my privilege to validate the gifted and brilliant Sindhu Ravuri, who served as the 2013-14 California Teen Ambassadress...he not only serves but she does it in strength, with a natural grace and ability and I am the better for knowing her....  See more
- Bill Smethers
William R Smethers (Mr S), Executive Director, Youth Focus, Inc.
She has approached difficult topics by promoting respect for those less fortunate, and even endangered. In the Museum environment, she is often surrounded by younger girls and boys that look up to her, and she excels as a positive role model....  See more
- Autumn Young
Marketing Manager Children Discovery Museum
“I can't tell you enough how impressed I was with Sindhu. One truly should be proud of how she represented her dance and the beauty of her tradition. She is truly on the path to being a primary exponent of her dance form....  See more
- Carlos Carvajal
Artistic director at San Fransisco Ethnic Dance Festival, 2007 – Present (7 years)
Sindhu is born to dance. She is a natural.  She is quick to learn, easy to handle and extremely flexible. It is because of her natural talent combined with her determination to learn and excel through vigorous practice that I decided to take her to Russia and Germany to perform....  See more
- Raja Reddy
Kuchipudi Exponant and Padmabhushan Award Recipient
Sindhu has incredible creative energy and refreshing idealism of helping the needy Indian women and we support her in cause of her new endeavor of helping young children via dance. Sindhu has shown consistent growth, dedication, perseverance, enthusiasm and passion for dance...  See more
- Ranjani Manda
Founder, Director Aerodance Academy, Fremont


Certificates View All

  1. President's Voluntary Service Award (Gold)
  2. AP Scholar With Distiction Award
  3. Apne Aap Certificate
  4. World Congress Youngest Speaker
  5. Kaiser Permanate MEdical Internship
  6. Medill Cherubs
  7. Medill Cherubs, Northwestern University
  8. San Jose Mercury News Mosaic
  9. Future Problem Solving State Bowl First Place Action Plan Presentation
  10. FPS Stae Bowl Finalists 2014
  11. FPS-State-Bowl-Finalists-2013
  12. Member, International Dance Council Scan 5
  13. Aerodance Dance Grduation
  14. UNESCO's International Certification in Dance
  • Leadership

    2014 Women’s World Congress: Sindhu was the youngest Speaker invited to speak at Hyderabad, India, which is the location of the 12th Women's World (WW) Congress...
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  • Journalism

    Her passion for writing began way back in middle school but was crystalized with her internship at the prestigious San Jose Mercury News’ Mosaic. Her training under Joe Rodriguez, ...
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  • Dance

    Sindhu received many national and international awards for her dance both in Indian Classical and semi-classical. Teaches dance at Aerodance Academy in Fremont.
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