Mrs. Varadarah Mallar pursued B.Sc (Hons) in 1970 from Osmania University. Later, she chose to pursue Law from Bangalore University which was completed in 1974. She qualified CAIIB in 1986-87 from Indian Institute of Bankers (IIB). She had worked at Vijaya Bank for more than 39 years in its various branches including Goa, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Mangalore. She is skilled at managing the specialized and niche bank branches such as Assets recovery & Corporate Banking branch along with maintaining good industrial relations.