Born and raised in the poorest part of India, she wakes up to take over the "Brightest City That Never Sleeps”.
Before 27-year-old Priya became a successful and independent mogul, she was just like any other young woman in their 20s who are living in poverty and battling the worry of whether they can afford to have their next meal.
“My father left my mother when she was pregnant with me. Soon after giving birth to me, she took her last breath and since then, I’ve been living as my aunt’s maid in Dharavi.”
“They consistently looked down on me and even prevented me from getting an education. I tried looking for a job to escape from my aunt, but no one was willing to hire an illiterate person like me.”
“One day, a wealthy but rude elderly man in his 80s offered my aunt money for my hand in marriage. Without asking me, my aunt immediately accepted his offer. I knelt down and cried to her, begging her to not send me away.”
“But she said that I was less valuable than what the man could give her. I couldn’t believe that my only family treated me this way. So, I sneaked out in the middle of the night and ran away.”