Protégé of Maneka Gandhi, Gauri Maulekhi is an animal rights activist and a co-opted member of the Animal Welfare Board of India. She started working for People for Animals in Lucknow in 1995 as a volunteer, where she contributed greatly in setting up the first animal shelter in the city. She then joined the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Noida where she worked from 2004 to 2008.
She was part of raids related to cruelty to animals. This is where she also stepped into the legal area of animal rights and welfare. In 2010 she set up People For Animals in Uttarakhand.
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