Born in Hong Kong and raised in Asia’s Far East, Subhadra, daughter of Wai Lana, was never destined for a mundane life. Subhadra and her sister, Satya, became fluent in local languages and practiced in the local customs, and furthermore were raised by parents who practiced yoga, meditation, and vegetarianism. This diverse and culturally rich atmosphere during their formative years caused the sisters to develop an attraction and respect for Eastern culture, yoga philosophy, and the disciplines encompassed within the lifestyle. This influence has remained with them as they continue to center their daily lives upon the practice of yoga lifestyle, which includes yoga philosophy, meditation, and asanas.
Early in their childhood, Satya and Subhadra discovered martial arts while studying at a convent in the Far East. As Satya and Subhadra trained in various forms, including Tae Kwon Do, Wushu, and Tai Chi, the young girls’ instructors soon became aware of the immense talent the sisters possessed. The siblings were thus encouraged to focus on their martial arts training, particularly in Wushu—in which their brother, Siddha, had also taken a keen interest. Together the sisters sought out the world’s foremost experts to guide them. With expert personal instruction, they studied the art of choreography with some of the top choreographers from both Taiwan and Hong Kong—the heart of the martial arts films. After receiving coaching from many such masters, they had the great fortune to come under the instruction of world-renowned Wushu expert Liang Chang Xing, world champion, 9-time Chinese national Wushu champion, and former captain of the first Beijing Wushu team.
Liang Chang Xing has since become the full-time coach of Subhadra, Satya and their brother, Siddha. They have become martial arts masters in their own right. Subhadra who was also sought by Quentin Tarantino, has her own acting credits to her name, while also being her own stunt double in the productions that have been produced with Ninjai Gang Productions. Along the way, the sisters have picked up many other skills, talents, and interests, including music, singing, and the healing arts of massage and acupuncture, which they learned from Chinese masters as teenagers. Satya and Subhadra have also trained extensively in drama and fight choreography. Together with Siddha, they have worked tirelessly to become master martial artists themselves. In fact, they were specifically sought out by Quentin Tarantino for the martial arts film Kill Bill, where Satya took the role of Uma Thurman’s martial arts double.
Along the way, the sisters have picked up many other skills, talents, and interests, including music, singing, and the healing arts of massage and acupuncture, which they learned from Chinese masters as teenagers. Satya and Subhadra have also trained extensively in drama and fight choreography. At present, the siblings’ focus is on producing their own martial arts action films conveying a higher spiritual purpose, which has been their driving force since childhood.
Inspired to help her mother give people the gift of yoga, Subhadra takes a special interest in helping pregnant women realize the benefits of yoga and is currently producing a video series for that purpose.