I grew-up in Kathmandu with my grandmother. I have 2 younger sisters, and one younger brother who grew up with our parents. I am married to Mohan Man Rajbhandari and have a daughter, Sneh Rajbhandari. From a young age, I knew I wanted to become a doctor; those days either you become a doctor or an engineer.” My choice of becoming a doctor was influenced by my grandmother as well. My grandmother became a widow at age 24, and she had a very difficult life so she always encouraged me to be economically independent. She’s the one who guided me and my other siblings to take higher education. She had a huge impact on me and although she never went to school, she was very smart.