Her father was a policeman and she had four brothers. After her father’s death she was physically ill and was abused by her relatives. She had to run away and ended up in Chennai, where she worked as a servant maid in the city. Due to her epilepsy, however, she was forced to leave the job. But with the help of volunteers she became a resident of Vuyiroli in the year 2002. She helps in the kitchen and with other co-residents who are in need.