I'm Shahana K.T, hails from Wandoor- a remote village in the Malappuram district. Me belongs to an orthodox Muslim family, and is the eldest daughter of a bank manager Basheer Ahamed. My Mother (Noorjahan) had an early marriage at the age of 10. I have a younger brother (Shanoob)who is a software engineer and a younger sister(Sherin Habeeb) who is a graduate and Married. Everyone who knew me in school, remembering me as a active, also shy and reserved girl. As per the customs of my family. In the mean time I was School Leader, Badminton Champion and Scouts&Guide Captain in My School Days.... I have been married quite early at the age of 16. I had just completed my matriculation then. Somehow me pursued my studies after marriage and completed an Advance Diploma course in computer application. I have three Daughters.. all are school students and My Husband Noushad... I established a computer center in 2000 but it was not giving good returns. Then I ventured into the Akshaya project when it was launched in the district in 2003. Slowly business picked up.
I was very much keen on landing a job which would provide me an income and initially I was business minded when i took up this profession. The Woman Entrepreneur als revealed that I had to face the bitter criticism from my own community while opening the firm.
Now I am very happy that I am the first woman from kerala to be honored with Confederation Of Indian Industry Woman Exemplar award 2008. for providing my calibere in the coordinating Intel learn program and Akshaya Projects among the students in the District..