Laleh hails from the royal family of Persia (presently Iran), a direct descendant of the Qajar dynasty and a great-grandniece of Sultan Mohammed Shah, Aga Khan III, 48th Imam of Ismaih Shias.
Her educational background includes a Bachelor in Law (L.L.B) followed by a Master’s degree (L.L.M) at University of Mumbai for which she was awarded a training fellowship.
To pursue her true passion and acumen for social work, Laleh started counseling and helping needy cancer patients and families at PCCM. With the help of like-minded kind souls, she has been able to expand the outreach of Prashanti Mission activities to a much larger and wider scale. Today, Laleh is friend-in-chief of this well-established and reputed NGO that provides free or affordable diagnosis, medical treatment (surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy), patient support and rehabilitation to cancer patients and their families from various social and financial strata. PCCM touches the lives of over 30,000 cancer affected families in Pune and its surroundings every year.
In 2009 she established and continues to stay involved in the day-to-day operations of Orchid’s Breast Health Center in Pune. This state-of-the-art facility gained its reputation as being a one-of-a-kind integrated Center of Excellence for Breast Cancer in India, for its unmatched medical expertise, sophisticated infrastructure and treatment protocols. A multidisciplinary team of Oncoplastic surgeons, Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Radiologists, Physicians, Nurses, Patient Counselors and Nutritionists work together to provide internationally established standards of medical care to Breast Cancer patients. Of the approximately 35,000+ women visiting the center every year, close to 850 patients undergo Breast Cancer surgery and subsequent treatment. Orchids Center has unmatched technological capabilities for faster and effective detection of Breast Cancer.
Under the auspices of PCCM, Laleh was instrumental in starting the first breast cancer marathon, “Our Marathon” in Pune, where over 15,000 participants run for the cause. She has led the creation of 3 state-of-the-art Mobile Breast Cancer Screening Vans fully equipped with mammography machine and facilities for biopsy and Pap smear procedures. With the help of these vans Prashanti Mission has been able to screen thousands of women & will be screening approximately 40,000 women this year.
In addition to receiving over a dozen awards for her generous contribution to women’s health, she has authored the book, Triumph Over Breast Cancer – Odysseys of Phenomenal Women.