Suchitra S Rao was born in Chennai, but spent her early childhood and education in Madurai. She holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Planning and Entrepreneurship from the Indian Institute of Planning Management - Chennai. She has nine years of experience in sales and marketing and has worked in companies like DHL Global Forwarding and American Express. She is currently with C.H. Robinson World Wide India.
Suchitra has been actively volunteering for various causes. One of the causes she has been deeply engrossed in is cattle trafficking, directly being involved in various risky operations including a midnight rescue at a slaughter house, and interception of trucks that were trafficking cattle illegally. The Highway Mafia is her attempt to transpire the combat of such activism in India in a more narrative format and reach out to a larger audience.