N ineteen-year-old Veena Sahiti, younger sister of Varun Sandesh is living upto her name which is derivative of music and knowledge.

Studying first- year medicine in Nellore, she has made a quiet debut as a singer/lyricist in Nandini Reddy-directed film Ala Modhalaindhi. She wants to finish her studies and start an organisation to create awareness on health and sanitation issues amongst the poor. In her free time she plays guitar and writes songs.

She's apprehensive of telling the world that she's Varun Sandesh's sister because she says last time she told a friend the entire college came to know about it within days and they started bugging her for an audience with him. .

y. sunita chowdhary