Maheshwari is from Poolaangulam village near Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu. She lives with her parents and siblings: 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Her dad used to sell milk and take care of the family. But, he got sick when Maheshwari was in 10th grade and is unable to work. Her mom is the breadwinner of the family and is making a living by rolling small cigars called Beedi. Maheshwari’s older brother is working in a clothing store to help support the family.
Maheshwari studied at public school and scored 1142/1200. She was also a cadet in National Cadet Corps. It greatly helped her to face adversity and challenges with ease. Since her medium of study was Tamil, Maheshwari needed help during 1st year of college where medium of study is English. Her mentor Dr. Ramakrishnan, helped and guided her to make the transition smoother.
Maheshwari aspires to become an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) personnel, helping and working for civilians. After completing her studies, Maheshwari is planning to help her family financially and also help other students who are financially struggling like her. Maheshwari is a persevering, confident youth who puts her best effort to achieve her dreams and determined to help people.