Dr. Shanti Priya is a dedicated and well-trained teacher, a passionate astronomer who loves to observe the dark skies and a mother of two wonderful kids. She holds a doctoral degree in Astronomy from Osmania University and is currently Assistant Professor (Sr.) & Head of the department of Astronomy at Osmania University. She has been successful in training post graduate students for the past 11 years. During her tenure, she served the department as Chairman-Board of Studies, Head-Department of Astronomy and in-charge Director of Japal-Rangapur Observatory. She is a life member for Astronomical Society of India (ASI) and Indian Science Congress Association (ICSA) and actively contributes to the Astronomy community through her publications in reputed international journals in the area of binary stars.