Mounika Moruga is an only child who comes from an impoverished, Roman Catholic family. She is a very good student who is devoted to her studies. Nonetheless, she enjoys singing and dancing whenever she can. Her father, Prabhakara Rao, attends daily Mass and works as much as he can as a coolie to provide for his family. Her mother, Meena Rani, is a housewife with limited job opportunities in their poor village.