Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, better known as Princess Sirindhorn, was born on April 2, 1955, in Bangkok, Thailand, as the second daughter of then-King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit. She has a younger sister, Chulabhorn, and an elder brother, the current King Maha Vajiralongkorn.
Sirindhorn attended school in Bangkok as a kid and then studied at Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She got a bachelor’s degree in history in 1976 and a master’s degree in Oriental Studies from Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Sirindhorn has published extensively in the fields of linguistics, teaching, and social sciences during her academic career. Srinakharinwirot University also awarded her a doctorate in development studies. In 1987, she earned a doctorate in development education from Srinakharinwirot University.
She speaks Mandarin, German, English, French, Latin, and Khmer fluently. She has been a lecturer in the Studium Generale program at Chulalongkorn University since 1979, and since 1980 at the academic section of the Thai Army’s Chulachomklao Military Academy, where she supervises the history department.
Sirindhorn, as a member of Thailand’s royal family, has played a significant role in supporting education and cultural heritage in the country. She is well-known for her efforts to enhance education in Thailand, having developed a number of educational initiatives.
Sirindhorn is also active in a number of charity and humanitarian groups. She is the patron of the Foundation for the Advancement of Education and Science and has founded a number of foundations and non-profit organizations dedicated to the advancement of art, culture, and education. She has served as Executive Vice President of the Thai Red Cross Association since 1977.
Sirindhorn is also a talented musician and vocalist who plays a variety of traditional Thai instruments. Maha Chakri Sirindhorn performs on a variety of traditional Thai musical instruments, including the ranat ek (a sort of xylophone), the khim (a stringed instrument akin to the zither), the khong wong lek (a type of gong), the chakhe (a type of hand drum), and several flutes. She has also displayed her abilities as a traditional Thai music singer. She has also recorded numerous CDs of traditional Thai music and is regarded as one of Thailand’s most talented artists
Sirindhorn was named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 2005 for her commitment to promote education and cultural heritage in Thailand.
Sirindhorn is a well-known figure in Thailand for her dedication to promoting education and culture in the country. She is well known in Thailand as Phra Thep (English for “noble angel”). She’s also known as the Princess of Technology. This stems from their interest in and knowledge of new technology and how they use them to enhance the land.