P.T Usha was born on 27th June 1964 in a small village called Payyoli in Kozhikode district of Kerala. Her fathers name is Paithal and mothers name is Lakshmi. She got married to V.Srinivasan and the couple have a son named Ujjwal.Her athletic talent was first noticed in the year 1976 when she was chosen to play for her district at the Sports School for women. Later in the year 1979, the renowned Indian athletics coach O.M Nambiar took heed of P.T Usha while she was playing at the National School Games and realized her exquisite talent in athletics. After that, he became Ushas coach throughout her athletic career. Her professional career ended in the year 1999 after which she opened her own school at Koyilandy in Kerala. The schools name is Usha School of Athletics. The interesting fact of this name is Usha ScHool of Athletics. During her career, P.T Usha has won a total of 102 medals at National and International meets.