The daughter of a farmer, Hmanni T. Anal aspired to join the Armed Forces and was selected to the National Cadets Corps in 2010. She completed her graduation from Manipur University in 2013 and was enrolled in the first batch of women recruits inducted by Assam Rifles in 2015. After undergoing tough and rigorous military training for nine months at the Assam Rifles Training Centre and School, Shokhuvi she graduated in April 2016.
Anal has displayed prowess and dedication in various Counter Terrorist Operations launched by Assam Rifles in Manipur in 2017-18. For her courage and selfless service she was awarded the Director General Assam Rifles Commendation Card in 2017 and Governor’s Silver Medal in 2018. She is a keen sportsperson and avid debater, winning prizes as best speaker in 2018 and in 2019.