Narendra Shah was born and brought up in Nairobi, Kenya. He was introduced to the Theosophical Society through the game of Table Tennis. He joined the Theosophical Society in Nairobi in 1971, when he was 17 years old.
He has been very active in all the activities of the Theosophical Society in Nairobi since 1975 and of the East & Central African Section since 1980. Narendra has been the Chairman of the Nairobi Lodge for several years and currently is the General Secretary of the East & Central African Section.
A good organizer, Narendra was the Secretary of the 7th World Congress of the Theosophical Society, hosted by Nairobi Lodge in December 1982. He regularly gives talks on various Theosophical subjects and has given talks in all the countries of his Section. Narendra has also actively worked on the Boards of a number of Educational and Social institutions.