Shikha Tandon is a champion swimmer from Bangalore, India. Tandon went on to compete in the Asian Games at the age of 13, and her first World Championship at 16.. At the 2001 28th junior National aquatic championship, Tandon won the 200 m individual medley, setting a new record. In 2002, Tandon finished 8th in the 100 m freestyle event at the 100m freestyle at the Asian Games in Busan. At the 57th Senior National Aquatic Championship in 2003, Tanden broke the Indian women's 50 freestyle record, with a time of 26.61 s. She won five individual gold medals in the competition, and was declared best swimmer for the third consecutive year. In 2005, Shikha held seven national records, and was the first Indian woman to hold so many simultaneously. Owing to her impressive statistics she was honoured with an Arjuna Award in 2005. Tandon's profile has a total of 146 national medals, and 36 medals in international competitions, including five gold medals.