Rider Josh

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Rider Josh
Born April 12, 1987
Birthplace Bandalamottu post, Bollapalli mandal, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Overland rider, Social entrepreneur
Organization Rider Josh Foundation
Known for Overland riding, Social entrepreneurship
  • Universal Records Forum 2020 World Record
  • Swami Vivekananda Changemaker Award 2021
  • Nomination for Padma Shri (2022)
  • Honorary Doctorate (2022)
  • Membership in World Human Rights Protection Commission (2022)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from Cosmic Seniors Paradise (2023)
Website Rider Josh Foundation

Rider Josh[1], born Dr. Joshuva Daniel Putti on April 12, 1987, is a founder of Rider Josh Foundation and overland rider and social entrepreneurs. He is dedicated to the mission of "Reaching the Unreached" and has been recognized for his community service and humanitarian efforts.[2]

Early Life and Personal Life

Rider Josh was born as Joshuva Daniel Putti in Bandalamottu post, Bollapalli mandal, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, into a Telugu-speaking family. His father, Paul Sudhakar Putti, is a pastor, and his mother, Mary Sailaja Putti, is a homemaker.


Rider Josh's passion for traveling and his experiences witnessing challenges faced by people, especially children in Uganda, Africa, motivated him to make a difference. Upon his return, he joined an NGO to develop skills and eventually founded his own NGO, the "Rider Josh Foundation," in 2020, with the mission of "Reaching the Unreached."

Despite facing setbacks and financial challenges, Rider Josh remained steadfast in his commitment to helping others. He personally handled various aspects of his foundation's work, ensuring assistance reached those in need.[3][4]


  • Universal Records Forum 2020 World Record
  • Recognition as the First Indian to attend one of Asia's biggest Burrapa biker fest in Thailand in 2020
  • Swami Vivekananda Changemaker Award 2021[5]
  • Nomination for Padma Shri in 2022
  • Award of an Honoris Causa "Honorary Doctorate" for Work Experience and Lifetime Achievements in 2022[2]
  • Membership in the World Human Rights Protection Commission in 2022
  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2023 from Cosmic Seniors Paradise[6]