Shaheen Mistriwas born on 16 March 1971in Mumbai. She is an Indian Social Activist and an educator. Shaheen works towards educating the people and is a very hard-working woman. She is also the founder of Akanksha Foundation and is the CEO of Teach for India since 2008. She is born in Parsi Family and she grew up in various different places, including Greece, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, US and Indonesia. She did her schooling from a boarding school in Connecticut and moved to India to pursue her higher education. She did BA in Sociology from St. Xavierâ€™s and did her masters from University of Manchester. Shaheen was always interested in Childrenâ€™s education and taught in various schools.
Shaheen Mistri is the CEO of Teach for India since 2008. She is a well-read woman and has many laurels in her name. Shaheen was always interested in Childrenâ€™s education and she taught in numerous NGOâ€™s and schools as a volunteer. She later formed Akanksha Foundation when she was just 20 years old, where the NGO focuses on Childrenâ€™s education. The NGO began teaching 15 students in one center and today they have 3500 children and 58 centers and six schools across the country. In 2008, she took the initiative for teach for India, where the young school and college graduate spend two years teaching the in low-income.
The focus of this activity was to bridge the education gap. Shaheen was very successful in her attempt. Shaheen is currently the board member of Thermax Social Initiatives Foundation and Ummeed. She is also the advisor to the Latika Roy Foundation. Shaheen has also written a book called Redrawing India: The Teach for India story. She has also won several awards for her work such as Ashoka Fellow award in the year 2011, Asia Society 21 leader award in the year 2006 and The Global leader for tomorrow at the world economic forum in the year 2002.
- Name: Shaheen Mistri
- Nickname: Shaheen
- Date of Birth: 16 March 1971
- Age: 45 Years
- Place of Birth: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Schools: Boarding school in Cannecticut
- College: St. Xavierâ€™s college, Mumbai; University of Manchester
- Father: Not Known
- Mother: Not Known
- Brother: Â Not Known
- Sister: Not Known
- Marital Status: Married
- Spouse: Pheroz Pudumjee
- Children: 2 daughters
- Religion: Parsi
- Zodiac Sign: Pisces
- Height: Not Known
- Weight: Not Known
- Eye Colour: Not Known
- Profession: Social Activist, and CEO
- Languages Known: English and Hindi