Jazeela, who hails from Thiruvananthapuram in India, had mastered music in her very young age and now pursues painting as her inescapable passion, besides her busy career as a top financial professional. Jazeela, who was formally trained in Carnatic music, sang regularly for the All-India Radio, Thiruvananthpuram in the eighties and early nineties.

She holds a PhD from Cochin University of Science & Technology and a master’s in financial engineering from the National University of Singapore.

She finds time to indulge in extensive painting, primarily using water color as the medium. Her depiction of Kerala and Oman and the portrait of Gandhi are noteworthy. Widely travelled, her most recent subject of interest is cityscapes.