Vandana is the founder of Bombay Pictures, the Oshan Center and Almex USA, Inc. a family owned engineering firm. Vandana began working for Akshaya Patra since 2012, started the Los Angeles Chapter in October 2014. Under her leadership, the chapter has consistently raised over $1 million dollars every year. Vandana was appointed to the Akshaya Patra USA board in 2015.
As a, pro bono CEO for an exemplary organization, Vandana overseas a team of 4 development officers a marketing director and a lean admin team. Vandana works with thirteen Akshaya Patra chapters across the USA, planning and implementing brand strategy, fund raising and fostering donor relationships. She collaborates with Akshaya Patra India for establishing new kitchens in order to expand the scope of the organization from feeding 1.6 million children to 5 million children daily by 2020.
Vandana is a trained ayurvedic practitioner, an avid reader of philosophy and enjoys travel, poetry, music, portraiture and photography. She has grown married children Anjani and Kedar, and a grand-daughter, Jiya. Vandana lives with her husband Ravi (class of 1980, IIT Bombay, Metallurgy) in Manhattan Beach, CA.