Dr.Reddy’s Foundation was founded in 1996, to enhance the dignity and well-being of socially and economically vulnerable people. We develop and test innovative solutions to address complex social problems and leverage partnerships to scale up impact. We work with Children, Youth (including Persons with Disabilities) Women and Households across 20 states in India.


DRF started in 1996 with the mission to educate and skill young people to fast track them towards livelihood options. DRF’s early programs focused on Children’s Education and Skilling and our Livelihood Advancement Business School, better known as LABS, was an innovative program way ahead of its time and trained close to four lakh aspirants across 20 states in India.

But to address complex social problems on scale requires constant innovation and collective cooperation. Today we work with diverse partners to collectively solve problems in the areas of livelihood, education and health and we strive to be widely recognized for our problem solving skills.


To enable sustainable social impact at scale


To empower communities through improved education, health, livelihood and climate action outcomes.


To develop and test innovative solutions to address complex social problems and leverage partnerships to scale up impact.






February 01, 1939 – March 15, 2013

Dr. Kallam Anji Reddy (February 01, 1939 – March 15, 2013)

Dr. Kallam Anji Reddy was a well-known scientist, entrepreneur and philanthropist. An erudite and patriotic visionary, he set up Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories in 1984 to make affordable medicines and worked to make Dr. Reddy’s a hub for research in pharmacy.

About a decade after setting up Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, he was encouraged by the possibilities of helping others to also share and reap the benefits of India’s economic growth. He started the Dr. Reddy’s Foundation in 1996, with the vision of assisting young disadvantaged persons to have access to quality education and developing skills to keep pace with modern day challenges.

Dr. Anji Reddy received the Padma Shri in 2001 and later the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to the Indian pharmaceutical industry.

The Padma Bhushan – the third highest civilian award by the Government of India on July 21, 2015
The Lifetime Achievement in Health Award by the Asian Voice, London in 2012
Leadership and Innovation in 2005
The Hall of Fame Award for Entrepreneurship
The PadmaShri by the Government of India in 2001
The Achiever of the Year Award by CHEMTECH Foundation in 2000
The Ishidate Award for Pharmaceutical Research by the Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations in 1998
Sir PC Ray Award (conferred twice, in 1984 and 1992)





Satish Reddy Chairman

Satish Reddy is the Chairman of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories and Dr. Reddy’s Foundation. He is known for his key role in shaping policies such as the policy formulation on India’s patent law, drug pricing and important amendments to the Drugs & Cosmetics Act.

Satish has great interest in exploring how human capital can be channelized to add to the productive power of the country. He chairs the Life Sciences Skill Development Council under The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), an organization working in partnership with various stakeholders groups, to serve and address the skill shortfalls in the Life Sciences Sector across India. In 2015, the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, nominated Satish as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Safety Council.

Apart from his business interests, Satish is a strong advocate of responsible corporate citizenship and supports various not-for-profit organizations. Dr. Reddy’s Foundation is obviously one that is close to his heart and as a hands-on Chairman, he takes keen interest in all the activities and encourages the Foundation to innovate and explore new models of vocational education to create sustainable livelihood for the youth of this country.


Anuradha Prasad

Managing Trustee

Anuradha Gunupati Founder Trustee

Anuradha Gunupati is the Founder Trustee of Dr. Reddy’s Foundation. She takes a keen interest in the activities of the Foundation and provides hands-on guidance for education and livelihoods- generation programs. Her commitment to ensure quality education for kids, irrespective of their economic status, led to the establishing of the Pudami schools for the urban poor.

A keen lover of arts and culture, she is the founder of Saptaparni, an organization dedicated to promoting Indian performing arts, culture and heritage. In an effort to continue the philanthropic legacy of her father Dr. Kallam Anji Reddy she has established the KARA festival – a platform for interaction, learning and promoting the joy of art while raising funds for organizations making a difference in the fields of education and health. Through all her various endeavors, she believes in using the arts as a medium for social change.



Shamik Trehan

Chief Executive Officer

Shamik Trehan CEO – Dr. Reddy’s Foundation

Shamik Trehan joined DRF in 2015 and has extensive experience of leading and managing large social sector programs aimed at improving lives of the poor in partnership with communities, government, development agencies and the private sector.

Before joining DRF, he was the Chief of Party of Bihar Technical Support Program for CARE India. The program aimed to accelerate progress towards government of Bihar’s and GoI’s health and nutrition 2017 goals covering more than 100 million people.

Over the years, Shamik has worked with leaders in GoI, state governments, civil society organizations, private sector, and development “agencies including BMGF, DFID, EU and international not for profit organizations.”

His core interest areas are strategy, organization building and leadership.


Sarat Babu Vasireddy

Director – Education

Sarat Babu Vasireddy Director – Education

Sarat Babu is an Ashoka Fellow (for his work in education reforms through community participation) and a post graduate in social sciences with over two decades’ experience in education, social infrastructure, women empowerment and child rights. He has worked with government / non-government agencies handling large projects in education and children issues and is well recognized for his sound knowledge in early education and child development.

DRF Core Team

DRF Core Team

DRF Core Team

About the DRF Core Team

DRF is managed by a team of experienced professionals from the development sector.The Operation teams are supported by Learning & Development, Human Resources, Finance and Accounts, QAE, Communications, MIS, IT, Procurement and Support departments.





"We have always aimed at things others perceive difficult. Whatever we take up must be tough."
- Dr. K. Anji Reddy






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