Born in a small city in Haryana, Deeksha moved to Delhi for higher studies and graduated in English Literature from Delhi University’s Jesus and Mary College. She later went on to pursue Advertising and Public Relations in her Masters from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. During her college, Deeksha was actively involved in street and stage theater as a script-writer, actor and director. She also worked on social issues such as drug abuse, rural immigration and homosexuality. She started her professional career with a public relations firm as an executive and worked closely with clients in healthcare sector. She was also a part of an adventure-based learning programme and was involved in several educational camps as an activity leader in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Deeksha has been a core member of the Swechha team since June 2012 and has works extensively with children and youth. Travelling into the wilderness, long walks, a bit of drama , writing and working with young people are some of the things that keep her going.