Sonia grew up in the Jacobite Christian community from the North Paravur locality in Ernakulam district, in Kerala. Sonia’s father is a daily wage worker in the Middle East. He earns Rs. 7,000 – 10,000 per month which goes towards the care of his family including his wife, a homemaker, and Sonia’s younger sister Sona, who is studying in the 10th standard.
Throughout her entire educational career, Sonia has excelled academically. In her 7th grade, she was the recipient of a pre-matric scholarship from her state. She then went on to receive nearly perfect grades throughout secondary and senior secondary school. Sonia followed up an A+ in all subjects in 10th standard, with a 99% in 11th standard, and a 94.33% in her 12th Kerala Board examinations. Sonia’s skills are not exclusive to the classroom. She is a talented speaker who has a shelf at home dedicated solely to her trophies and medals from the various oratory competitions she has won. Sonia dreams of studying law because she is committed to helping her community, and knows it will give her the skills to do so. Sonia gained admission to the National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal, where she is studying now.