Born and brought up in Pune, Prasad was a sports enthusiast from his early childhood days. Prasad’s inspiration was his father, who was a state level wrestler. Like most Indian children he too harbored the dream of becoming a cricketer one day.
Prasad was a lanky teenager and was always mocked by his friends. He took up this negative criticism as a challenge, and decided that he will be a body builder one day, and that too a famous one. Determined to succeed in his aim, he went to every possible person for guidance and emerged triumphant.
Prasad Shirkee Journey
The journey from a lanky teenager to an award winning body builder was not an easy one. He began his journey by working at various gyms across Pune. He used to cycle his way to work. He got himself certified as a trainer to add to his knowledge base and to be able to help himself and his clients. He began to gather experience on the job and kept researching and reading on the side to expand his knowledge base. He started entering several competitions. Success did not come easy, but the teenager inside Prasad was not going to give up. He pushed himself harder to achieve the body he dreamt of.
His hard work finally started bearing fruits. He started winning various state-level titles and eventually became a well-known name in the body building fraternity. Prasad has always believed in giving back. And on his way to becoming one of the top names in the body building industry, he coached aspiring body builders and went on to gain renowned clients in his kitty.
In 2006, Prasad moved to the city of dreams- Mumbai. And in 2008 he was already working at the prestigious Mumbai Cricket Association- Sharad Pawar Recreational Club. This was double joy for Prasad, being surrounded by his favorite sport- cricket and training cricketers. Prasad’s in-depth knowledge of his subject bagged him corporate bigwigs as his regular clients. And soon enough he was the most sought- after trainers at MCA.
Prasad’s first celebrity client was with Hrithik Roshan- the Greek God of Bollywood. His first project with Hrithik Roshan was the body Hrithik needed in his movie WAR. And since then there has been no looking back. Today he has trained many celebrities like – Miss Diva Universe Urvashi Rautela, Shweta and Palak Tiwari, Vaibhav Tatwawadi , Shashank Vyas just to name a few.