Ma Anand Sheela was born in 1949 as the youngest of six children in Gujarat, India. She had a loving childhood with her parents. In her youth, Ma Sheela became Osho’s devoted follower and was appointed Bhagwan’s personal secretary from 1981 to 1985.
In September 1985, she resigned from her position and left the commune. She was soon accused of planning a bio terror attack and stealing fifty-five million dollars. She ended up spending twenty-nine months in prison. Ever since her release, Ma Sheela has spent her life in caring for the mentally, psychologically, and physically handicapped in her two nursing homes in Switzerland.