Bachelor of Science in Home Science with honors, Lady Irwin College, University Delhi, 1982. Master of Science in Food and Nutrition, Lady Irwin College, University Delhi, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy, University Delhi, 2004.
Lecturer Lakshmibai College, New Delhi, 1984—1992, senior lecturer, 1992—1998, staff representative governing body, 1998—1999, co-convener, women's development center, 2004—2006, filmclub started, 2005—2006, co-convener, consumer rights awareness forum, 2006—2007, reader, since 1998, co-convener, gender sensitization committee, since 2006, co-convener, academic improvement committee, since 2007. Examiner University Delhi, since 1992.
Panelist adolescent issues tv show Sab television -Programme Kuchh Dil Se, Delhi, 2004. Coordinator Urivi Vikram Charitable Trust -non-governmental organization Working Adolescent Development, 2005. Member Solution Exchange Community, India.
Member of All India Women’s Education Fund Association, Association Food Scientists and Technology, Indian Dietetics Association, Home Science Association India, Nutrition Society India.
Married Vivek Kumar Malhotra, December 14, 1985. Children: Siddharth, Dhruv.