Akhila started out as a nature and street photographer and has turned her focus towards telling positive stories of womanhood. She started Fierce in 2017 as an ongoing project to explore the strength, joy, and ownership that physical activity brings to women within the Indian context. Having been an active sports-person from an early age, she intimately understands the connection between movement and self-perception. She hopes that Fierce will kick-start a dialogue on body positivity, especially among young girls who deal with unrealistic expectations of the female body. Outside of her photography, Akhila advises companies on their corporate responsibility strategies as an environmental consultant.