Chandni Kailashnath Sanjushree Kapoor is a PNPC, played by Jalana Rajel.
Chandni Kailashnath Sanjushree Kapoor
- Full Name: Chandni Kailashnath Sanjushree Kapoor
- Race: Human
- Date of Birth: 2364
- Age: 29
- Place of Birth: Earth, India
- Gender: Female
- Telepathic status: none
- Marital Status: Divorced, just started seeing Rajesh Singh
- Religion: Hinduism
- Languages: Hindi, Standard, A few words in some Federation languages, but not enough to carry a conversation
- Position: OPS Officer
- Height: 1.69m
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
- Hair Style: Usually loose
- Eye Color: Brown
- Distinctive features: Red dot on her forehad
Despite the hundreds of years of development in cultures and religions, the Kapoor family have stayed a very traditional Indian family. Until Chandni came into their lives. The first and only child of the house Kapoor always seemed to be a little different. She did not see why she had to stay in the caste her father had inherited from his family and become a teacher. She also played rather with the boys, climbed on trees and jumped into rivers, instead of spending time with the other girls to learn to behave like a good little girl she was supposed to be.
Her best friend Ranjid told her of things her parents kept away from her. His father was an Officer with Starfleet and the stories Ranjid had heard from him caught Chandni's interest. Of course she could see the uniformed people and see the shuttles and ships, but her parents cut her questions off. So Chandni and Ranjid dreamed together in secret about being on starships when they were adults. They also secretly studied together to be prepared for the big day.
When they were old enough Ranjid joined Starfleet and moved to San Fransisco to live on the Academy campus. Chandni on the other side was supposed to get married to the son of another traditional family. Her mother had a hard time to get Chandni to cooperate, because she still wanted to follow Ranjid. She did not want to dissapoint her parents, but er husband to be, Sharon, was twice as old as she was and she could not see getting married to him at all. The night before the wedding she wrote a letter to her parents, packed the most important things and the money she had saved up during the years and ran away.
She flew with the next shuttle transport to San Fransisco and visited Ranjid. After hearing the story he told Chandni of a friend, Karen, in the city were she could stay and apply herself. She absolved the tests but had a few subjects she was not good enough in, so she studied hard for the next year. Her parents had send a letter after months of her leaving to let her know to not come back, which only made her study harder and the year (2383) after she finally got accepted.
During the first half year she met Delran. A Betazoid in her year. There was an immediate attraction and everything happened way too fast. Young and stupid as they were, Chandni realized at the end of the same year that she was pregnant. Delran tried to be a good guy and because her family honor they married in January 2384. During her pregnancy everything seemed to be alright between them, though studying turned out to be come difficult, she kept shoving through. But when Delran got told that he was proud father of twin boys he got cold feet and dumped Chandni.
Only with the help of Ranjit, Karen and her room-mate Chandni got through the next five years. They took turns in babysitting, taking care of them or simply making sure they were okay. Delran, who still was in the same year felt awful about leaving her alone but he did not come back nor did he want to see the boys. It did not take much convincing to agree to a divorce. Another dark spot on Chandni's family honor.
After her Base training she focused on Operations and kept Science on the side to have an alternative. She did as much as she could to juggle her children and Academy and after a repeated final exam she finally earned her commission and was transferred into the Operations Department of the USS Apollo. As the Apollo returns to the docks and the crew is relocated, she received transfer orders to the USS Constitution-B.