Hansa Narasimhan is a relative newcomer on the national bridge scene. Since her debut in the summer of 2004 she has won two national championships, won the USWBC in 2005, has two second place national finishes, and won the silver medal in the McConnell teams at the world championship in Verona 2006.

A native of Mumbai, India Hansa learned to play bridge there but played only occasionally while raising her three children. Daughters Anisha and Amrita now live  in New York. Hansa lives in Los Altos Hills, California with her husband Ashok and son Akshay who both claim she is the best cook in the world. Teammate JoAnna tends to agree, but would prefer to sample a few more dishes "just to be sure".