She was born on 12th Oct.1919 in the house of Thakur Mahendra Singh resident of Sagar (M.P.). She was married to Maharaja Jivajirao Scinndia the erstwhile ruler of Gwalior state on 21st feb. 1941 . She was blessed with one son and four daughters. She was honoured with the Doctoral conferred by Vikram Univ., Ujjain.

Although she was from the royal family of Gwalior, she was a lady of classes and the masses with a rare charisma arround her. Her special area of Interest was social service and education for all. she was among the founders of Sishu Mandir,Scindia Kanya Vidhyalaya Gwalior, Samrat Ashok Technological Institute Vidisha (M.P.) and Madhav Institute of Technology and scince Gwalior. She had written one of the best seller Autobiography, 'The Last Maharani of Gwalior and Princes', published in U.S.A. and U.K.