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Meet the ANBU team





Leadership Team 

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Dr Anuja Suntharamoorthy

ANBU UK Director

Dr Anujavahinie Suntharamoorthy, is a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) run- through Psychiatry Trainee in North Central and East London. Anuja was previously a Trustee and the Chair of the Board of Directors and Trustees for Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC)/ Rape Crisis South London. After joining ANBU UK as a Core Committee member in November 2017, Anuja became our new Director in October 2021. As a Tamil woman, a volunteer, a survivor and a doctor, Anuja is passionate about challenging the stigma of mental health to better support and empower ethnic minority survivors of domestic abuse and child abuse, particularly childhood sexual abuse.


Shavena Vigneswara Kumar

ANBU UK Deputy Director

Shavena is the Outreach lead and Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) for ANBU UK. She has experience in youth work and advocacy from working in Tamil community organisations and NGOs. She is interested in decolonising knowledge and practices to explore what liberation can look like. In her spare time, she likes chilling with her cat!


Suja Vairavanathan 

ANBU UK Operational Lead

As a former Assistant Principal, and now a Transformational Life Coach, Suja has dedicated her life to the wellbeing of others. 

In her spare time, Suja spends time with her teenage sons, and watches 'too much' Netflix

Leadership Team


Mayuri Thiraviyanathan

Mayuri is a MA History graduate who has worked predominantly in the public sector. She is currently involved in the social media work for Anbu UK along with her full time role.

In her spare time, Mayuri enjoys writing and picking up new languages from movies and tv series.

Maneesha Naguleswaran

Maneesha is an Economics graduate working at Cruelty Free International in addition to also being our Social Media Lead at ANBU UK. She takes a keen interest in working in the non-profit sector and is a huge advocate for letting your adversity be your strength. In her spare time, Maneesha enjoys watching sports, going to concerts, creating makeup content and eating dim sum.

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Arathi Rajanth has been with Anbu UK as a volunteer since Anbu started in the UK. She helps with Tamil community Outreach.

Cynthia Sangarappillai

Cynthia is a research manager in the NHS. She is excited to be joining ANBU and being involved with projects helping the Tamil community. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time in nature hiking, trying new recipes, and spending time with her loved ones.


Jason is a Londoner and NHS healthcare professional.

Bliss = Travel, food and poetry.

Nikalya Sarvan

Nikalya is a psychology graduate, currently working as an Assistant Psychologist within the NHS. She is excited to be part of ANBU as a volunteer. She is an enthusiastic individual who enjoys meeting new people and trying new experiences. 

Sangary Varathan

Sangary works in the education sector where she is keen on fostering a positive and inspiring environment for children to thrive. She is also passionate about the empowerment of marginalised groups and individuals, including Tamil women. She also enjoys Tamil literature, Bharathanatyam, travelling and a cup of vanilla latte.


Keerthana works as an Assistant Director in the advertising industry; chances are you’ve seen a commercial or two that she’s worked on. 

If she’s not working, she’s indulging in books, a good album, her mum's cooking or an old Vijay film. 

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