Vijaya was born in India and had a successful career as investment professional in Equites in London and Hong Kong for 17 years. She gave it all up to pursue the study and practice of the philosophy of Vedanta and Vedic astrology. She has been a member of British Vedic Astrology Association (BAVA) since 2004 and is a regular speaker in their annual conferences since 2011. She is a practising Vedic astrologer and has obtained the certificate of Jyotisha Pandita, after studying the Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra with her Guru Pandit Sanjay Rath. She is now a part of the faculty of Devaguru Brhaspathi Centre run by Pandit Sanjay Rath, teaching the same programme in Europe. She is also teaching the philosophy of Vedanta and Yoga in Yoga teacher training programmes, and pursuing Sanskrit studies at the Languages Centre in SOAS University, London.