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Ms. Radha Venkataraman joined the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India in December 1982. Prior to joining as Assistant High Commissioner of India in Kandy she served as Head of Chancery in the Embassy of India, Thimphu (Bhutan) from 28.11.2011.

She has served in various capacities at headquarters of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) (in Administration, Northern Division, External Audio Visual Section of External Publicity Division, as the Drawing and Disbursing Officer of MEA and in Technical Cooperation Division of MEA dealing with Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) and Technical Cooperation Scheme (TCS) Colombo Plan schemes. She was MEA's liaison officer to his HH the Dalai Lama from March 2008 to May 2010 and was stationed in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh for this assignment.

She has also served in various capacities in Indian Embassies abroad - in Belgrade (Yugoslavia), Bonn (Germany), Minsk (Belarus) and Lisbon (Portugal).

Ms Radha Venkataraman belongs to a Tamil speaking family from Palakkad, Kerala.  She was born in Delhi on 22 April 1962; and was brought up in Delhi.  She got her school education at Delhi Tamil Education Association School (DTEA, Pusa Road), an English medium co-ed where   Hindi, Tamil (she is fluent in both these languages) and Sanskrit were also taught to her.  She completed her Graduation (Political Science, Public Administration and Sociology) and Post Graduation (Sociology) from Osmania University, Hyderabad.

She has a diploma in Russian and has limited knowledge of Serbo-Croat, German and Portuguese languages.

She is fond of travelling, reading, listening to music and watching movies.

She is single.

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