Anjali Talcherkar is first-generation East Indian-American. She was born in Chicago, and grew up in the rural Midwest. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University of Chicago. After graduation, she headed west to pursue a career as a makeup artist in Hollywood. It was in Hollywood that her 20-year struggle with addiction escalated.
Eventually, Anjali found the courage to overcome addiction and in the process was inspired to devote her life to helping others also struggling.