Anju was born and raised in the riding of Dorval–Lachine–LaSalle, where she currently lives and works as a lawyer. She is the first Canadian Sikh to practice law in Quebec courts. She holds a BA in Political Science (Hons) from Concordia University and an LLB from Université de Montréal.
Concerned about the welfare of others, she was a caregiver for four years. Anju provides pro bono advice to people in need and has volunteered at the Old Brewery Mission. In addition, Anju has been actively involved for years in the Sikh community, mentoring youth.
Anju is a woman whose political commitment and involvement are second nature. She has been an active Liberal Party of Canada volunteer since age 13. Among other things, she was elected Vice-President (Female) for Youth of the LaSalle-Émard Federal Liberal Association, a position she held for 10 years, and later served as Vice-President (Female) of the same association.