Smt. Vanitha Rengaraj was working with the local Arts and Science college in Pollachi as a Sr. Grade Lecturer in the Department of History when she started SHARANALAYAM, on 29 Jan 2001. She started the organisation in a small rented house with 7 children from the streets, railway stations, bus stations and nearby slums. Currently there are more than 200 abadoned, orphaned children, Metally challenged adults and new born infants.
She also worked in the field of HIV/AIDS for 10 years. In the 16 years of her dedicated service to humanity, she has made a great difference in the lives of many children and people. Many of of her daughters have been married off and have become families of their own. Engineers, nurses, paramedical staff, teachers, trainers, industrial helpers etc., have been born from this organisation.She is a true mother to all these wonderful children and has created wonderful citizens for the country. She is the mother of SHARANALAYAM.