Mrs Pramila Balasundaram is the Founder-Director of Samadhan and has a Masters in English Literature and Semantics, Bangalore University. She is trained in Drama Therapy under Dr Sue Jennings, founder of Dramatherapy movement in the U.K and she has underwent hands on Experiential Training course in Germany sponsored  by Lebenshilfe, which helped her to launch her NGO.

She was appointed as President of YWCA in Delhi in the year 1993-94. Mrs Pramila has both national and international recognition and is currently the First Vice President of the AFID (Asian Federation for the intellectually disabled. Earlier, AFMR). She has won two major international awards: an Award of Recognition in 1998 from Inclusion International, the world body advocating for persons with intellectual disability  at their World Congress in the Hague and an Award for Innovation from world Bank in 2002 for effective linking of issues pertaining to  disability, women’s empowerment and poverty. On 25 June,2011 she is honoured & awarded with `Hind Prabha 2011`by Uttar pradeshya Mahila Manch for her active involvement and participation in humanitrian services,social upliftment and womens empowerment in national welfare.

Mrs Pramila Balasundaram has authored several articles and contributed to national and international journals and presented papers in more than twenty international conferences. Sunny’s Story, a fiction based on a true story was released by Dr Kiran  Bedi in April 2005 and was written to fund  some of the services of SAMADHAN. Nationally, she is a member of the Local Level Committee of the National Trust for Guardianship issues.