Vandana Berjis Desai graduated in commerce and studied law at the prestigious Government Law College, Mumbai. She practiced as a corporate lawyer with a large law firm.
Vandana left legal practice to edit the in-flight magazine of Jet Airways. She is also a trained Montessori teacher and holds diplomas in Advanced French from Alliance Francaise and in Travel & Tourism. She has done various certified workshops in cognitive and behavioral psychology with Sinara Education and Institute of Human Technology. She has often volunteered for NGOs like the Red Cross and Indian Association for Promotion of Adoption (IAPA) and was on the board of an orphanage run by the Rakesh Jhunjhunwala foundation.
Her eclectic interests include owning a stud farm at Pune and her race horses have set world records in thoroughbred racing.