Our Team

Great People make great work. Meet the real people behind all the smoke & mirrors.

Building Blocks of KU

Nirmala Peters - Mehendale


Founder Trustee and General Secretary

She is the Founder Trustee of KU and represents India on the International Committee of The World Kindness Movement. She is also the Founding Director of Mind Movers Management Consultants and Sustainable Technology for Environment Protection Pvt. Ltd. She believes that a ‘Kinder World is Possible’ through the power of supportive networks, collaborations and greater interconnectedness. Her mission is to increase and throw light on the unnoticed ‘Upstanders’ for the impact they have on the greater good.

Lopa Vyas


Founder Trustee

Lopa Vyass, is one of the Founder Trustees of Kindness Unlimited. She is the Founder Director- Edutrain Consulting, with over 30 years of hands-on HR experience, is a Life Coach, Mentor, Counselor and Trainer. Masters in HR from NMIMS. Lopa has spent over 17 years as a consultant assisting organizations with their HR challenges. She acts as a Mentor and Coach to entrepreneurs, helping them take their business to the next level. She assists colleges on various issues like interview skills, presentation skills and other need based programs to make them more employable. Also for Faculty Development and Mentorship Programs. She is part of the core team of “Navshrujana” a system of education beyond academics.

Sonal Singh


Trustee

Sonal is a HR professional with 20 + years’ experience, currently working with Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India) Pvt Ltd as Head of Group – HR & Admin. Why KU resonates with Sonal? The world around us is becoming quite intolerant, hostile, and self-centred. I believe seeding kindness can be one of strong remedy. She quotes Theologian and Philosopher Albert Schweitzer – “Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.” Through Kindness Unlimited she would like to spread kindness so that it melts the hostility away and brings the world closer.

Sunita Machado


Trustee

She is currently a Region head with India Today TV and previously worked with CNBC TV18 and Eli Lilly &Co. Sunita has an MBA in Marketing from NMIMS with over 13 + years of experience in Sales & Marketing. She is also the Executive Secretary of the Archdiocesan Commission for Women, in Mumbai. Her interests lie in Community development & Women’s rights. We give Kindness when we can, only to receive it back when we need it the most. Bank on Kindness is her motto.

KU Mentor

Venkat N. Krishnan


Mentor

Venkat started his career with the media, working at the Times of India Group and the founding team at Sony Entertainment Television between 1993 and 1996. In 2000, he set up GiveIndia, a donation platform that channels resources to credible non-governmental organisations. He also cofounded Educational Initiatives Pvt Ltd, which he exited in 2018. Venkat is a signatory to #LivingMyPromise and an active #DaanUtsav volunteer. He tends to spend a large amount of his time and money to promote the act of giving and volunteering for the greater good of humanity.

KU Youth Council

Riddhi Shah

Having traversed through remote areas, elite urban communities, sensitive border areas, conflict zones and tribal regions, Riddhi has built her experience in community service by impacting the lives of over 11,000 educators and thousands of children spread across India. She’s worked with hole-in-the-wall initiatives and also been summoned to remote Ladakh to facilitate programs for UNICEF in Kargil and Nubra. deteriorating school environments, etc. Included in the list of Top 5 influential women change-makers under the age of 25 by Hindustan Times, she has also interacted with several inspiring leaders over the years, including Barack Obama, Kailash Satyarthi, the Dalai Lama and others discussing solutions to various crises of emotional apathy. Riddhi takes each opportunity that comes her way to propel change - be it interacting with juvenile trafficking victims or perpetrators of crime, philanthropists, tribal communities, the uniformed forces or the person next door.

Rimple Dedhia

A Chartered Accountant by profession and a part of the Board of Studies for formation of syllabus of the subject of Law at her alma mater N.M. College, Rimple has contributed to the community in commendable ways. She is one of the members of the organising team of “Equal Streets”, a popular movement in the city of Mumbai. She is closely associated with a NPO “Project Mumbai” and coordinated for projects like “The Mumbai Plastic Recyclothon” and “Jallosh- Clean Coasts” which have been recognised in Limca Book of Records 2020. Rimple has also been awarded with 'Helping Hand - Female' by Leo Club of Juhu for the year 2017-2018. Rimple is passionate about meeting & interacting with people; and has a penchant for networking and taking varied experiences which inspired her in working towards the betterment of society.

Vineet Saraiwala

Vineet pursued his post graduation from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB). He now leads Inclusion for a retail firm & has transformed how people with disabilities shop across India through pioneering concepts like “Sabke liye” which is a blend of assistive services & accessible spaces allowing a sensory friendly experience for individuals with Autism. An adventure enthusiast at heart, his Ladakh Marathon story was showcased as a documentary highlighting the abilities of people with disabilities titled "Blind people run too.” Vineet strongly believes that compassion can be a great rock, immovable in the midst of confusion, misery and anxiety.

Dharmaraj Solanki

Dharmaraj has previously worked with organizations such as Teach for India, ConnectFor, and The Times of India. He has also been a Chief Minister's Fellow with the Govt. of Maharashtra, where he worked on policies related to rural development, mental health, and entrepreneurship. A Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum and an engineer by training, he has also studied public policy philosophy and puppetry among other subjects. At Indian Welfare Trust, he was a Relationship Manager, supporting initiatives such as #EveryIndianVolunteering and #DaanUtsav. He has worked relentlessly for years to serve the underprivileged sections of the society.

Aditya Sen

After finishing graduation and chartered accountancy degree from Bangalore, he started working with Ernst and Young as a consultant. After three years of working as a consultant, he realized that the world of numbers and excel sheets was not for him and decided to take a huge leap by shifting to the world of academics. He worked as a Deputy Programme Manager at the Office of Learning Support, Ashoka University, Haryana assisting and guiding students with disabilities. Aditya has volunteered with various NGOs’ such as National Association for the Blind (NAB) to extend his services to create awareness about Inclusion.

KU Interns

Hansie Aloj


Website Manager

Hansie Aloj, Website Content Manager. Hansie is currently pursuing B.E in Computer Engineering from Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering, Bandra. He is interested in the Digital World and Latest Technologies. He wants to spread Kindness by using them and other resources that he is best at.

Mario Dias


Website Manager

Mario Dias, Website Content Manager. Mario is currently pursuing B.E in Computer Engineering from Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering, Bandra. He is very interested in technology and how it can be used to spread the message of kindness everywhere.

Deniela Grene

Deniela strongly believes that kindness can be propagated through different means and objectives, and the one major thing that drives me to be kinder is in areas of mental health, abuse of people lower to you (lower in status, financially, racism, sexism, looks, authority, etc). Deni wishes to spread awareness to the world in eradicating such instances of such unfairness with Kindness Unlimited. She is currently working full time as a Business Development & Strategy executive.

Shreya Shankar

Spirited and serious, Shreya is here to lend a love for creativity and writing, to spread the message of Kindness and Compassion, loud and clear. Mindful of the smaller things in life, she is passionate and driven about doing things that matter, that make her happy and allow her to remain sane in a complicated society. She describes herself as an engineer by profession and a content writer by passion.

Dorika Poplai

Dorika aspires to work towards the betterment of the destitute. With big dreams and a giving heart, she founded “Unnati”, a student-run initiative that aims at working towards the betterment of socially and economically marginalised sections. With experience in the field of debating and public speaking, she is the girl who roams around with pixie dust in her bag, trying to make sure everything is just a little brighter around her.