Her Royal Highness was born in Calcutta in 1947 to a prominent family of the Indian subcontinent. HRH Crown Prince El Hassan bin Talal and Princess Sarvath were married in 1968. They have four children and eight grandchildren.
The Princess was educated in Canada, France, Pakistan and Britain, where her parents were en post. Amongst his other positions, Princess Sarvath’s late father, a former ICS officer, was High Commissioner to the Court of St James.
In serving Jordan for over 40 years, Princess Sarvath initiated and continues to support projects and activities in Jordan, mainly in the field of education and public health. HRH is Patron of Young Muslim Women's Association, which has under its auspices the Bunayat Centre for Special Education, A Sheltered Workshop for the Learning Disabled, A Community College for Disadvantaged Young Women, and the National Centre for L:earning Difficulties.
HRH founded the Amman Baccalaureate School in 1981 and continues to Chair its Board of Trustees. The first school to offer the International Baccalaureate in the region, many programmes developed within the school such as the El Hassan Youth Award ( an affiliate of the Duke of Edinburgh Award), have been adopted nationally.
HRH was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa from the University of New Brunswick in Canada, and the degree of Doctor of Education from the University of Bath.