She dreamed of serving the nation by becoming a police officer or joining the army, but her conservative father denied. But now she is a lady bouncer at one of the Delhi's most famous pubs.
In an all-black outfit, with arms folded, she stands on the edge of the dance floor guaranteeing people to provide them with a blissful evening. She is Mehrunnisa Shokat Ali, who has been working at a Social Bar in Delhi for the last three years.
The lady about whom we are talking today has done 10-hour night shifts at the bar which functions as a restaurant during the day seating 220 people and as a packed club at night.
Not just breaking the stereotypes but also the bar fights, with her lovely features and gentleness in demeanour, she is changing your image of a bouncer -- typically with a bulky body large enough to fend you off just by size.
She is now an expert frisking female customers, breaking up bar fights and uncovering illegal drugs.
Riyaaz Amlani, Social's owner, said, "We decided to employ women to make sure that women customers too felt safe, and we found a great match in Mehrunnisa."
And has also beaten many guys who tried to act over smart with her.
Therefore, she is not in this profession just for money but also for the purpose it fulfils.
Mehrunissa is also known for having a sharp eye for marijuana, mischief and other such activities.
Mehrunissa shared, "The people at my pub from the guests to the owner to the staff members, they admire me as a lady bouncer."
"I do not think that a bouncer's job is a disrespectable job. Whoever I tell that I am a bouncer is proud of my job."
But due to some unexpected financial problems, she had to leave her studies in between.
The 30-year-old bouncer who is a post graduate in Hindi Honours regrets not knowing the English language because of which she was unable to secure a better job.
Recalling the incident she described, "Initially, when I went for my first event I did not know what I was called for. When I reached there, I got to know that I was called to be a security guard. Then Lakshmi told me that these people are called bouncers."
Mehrunnisa insisted, "People say clubs are a bad place for girls, but I will say that girls are as much respected even in clubs as boys."