Arunadri Ram Sundaram is an Indian citizen born in Sri Lanka in 1950 to Kamala and Subrahmanya Arunadri Ram. He grew up in Colombo, Sri Lanka and Chennai, India. Ram Sundaram completed a Master of Science degree in Agriculture at the Allahabad Agricultural Institute in Uttar Pradesh. He married Alamelumangai on January 19, 1979. His family moved to Canada in 1979 and settled in Richmond. He assisted Prof. Brenda Beck with her anthropological research on Tamil folklore and taught Tamil language classes in BC.