Dr. Nirmala Gudapati, daughter of G.S. Raju and late D. Anasuya, was born on April 7, 1973. She is a single woman with two sisters . She has a diverse educational background, starting with her high school education at P V C M Z P H School in 1988. She pursued her intermediate studies at Jyothi College in 1989-1990 and obtained her medical degree from Stanley Medical College, Chennai, in 1995. Later, she completed her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from IGNO in 1998, followed by a Diploma in Hospital Administration from Brazil in the same year. Additionally, she completed courses in DVT&E for MR in 2000, School Administration Course in 2003-2004, and Child Psychology in 2007.

She held several significant positions throughout her career. She is the Founder and President of SHEEP NGO, Founder and Managing Trustee of Prem Nivas Charitable Trust, and Trustee of Lions Club of Hyderabad Titans Charitable Trust. SHEEP NGO, under her leadership, focuses on child education, health, skill development, environment, water and sanitation, and human rights. The organization has received numerous awards at the state and national levels for its dedicated services.

SHEEP NGO provides tender care and support to children who have lost parental affection, ensuring their holistic education and development. She emphasizes continuous education for disadvantaged children, aiming for equal opportunities without discrimination. The organization also empowers women and girls, facilitating their participation in decision-making processes for socio-economic growth.

Her impact through SHEEP NGO is substantial. Currently, the organization runs Jeevodaya Home, a rehabilitation home for disadvantaged girl students pursuing professional courses. Additionally, SHEEP counsels runaway children, reunites them with their families, and trains community members through self-help groups. The organization also provides skill training and organizes health camps, furthering its mission of community development.

Throughout her career, she has received numerous awards and accolades for her exceptional service. From the “Best Services to Leprosy Patients” in 1997 to the “Indian Icon Award for Girl Child Education” in 2022, her contributions to social welfare have been widely recognized. In 2023, she received a doctorate from the World Human Rights Protection Commission, further acknowledging her commitment to humanitarian causes.

Her dedication to social welfare and community development continues to inspire change and upliftment in society.