Khandu is from Hebesa, Wangdue Phodrang and has recently graduated from Punakha Central School. Khandu and her three younger siblings are being raised by parents who are solely dependent on farming as the main source of income for the family. Khandu exhibits all good personal qualities and is a very driven individual to become a nurse. Despite achieving good marks in her class 12 examination, she still could not qualify to pursue nursing in a government institution. Khandu will be studying nursing and midwifery at Royal Thimphu College under Loden-RTC Scholarship.