Dr.Sudha was born on June 26th 1954 to Kallayil Keshavan Vaidhiyar and Ammini at Kottapadi near the famous Guruvayur temple, in Trissur dist, Kerala. The fourth among 7 children young Sudha was always the favorite of her dad. Her dad was a famous Ayurvedic doctor in his own right and held a very high position in Kerala Ayurvedic field. He was the head of the Cheruthurathy Ayurvedic hospital. He had quite a large following and people from all parts of Kerala used to visit him for treatment. Young Sudha used to accompany her dad to his visits to the hospitals listening diligently to the diagnoses he made. Here is where seeds of her Ayurvedic interests were sown. Her grand father, late Kallayil Kunju Vaidyar also was an Ayurvedic physician well known in Kerala for his skill in the treatment of eye diseases. She had her bachelors in Ayurvedic medicine (BAM) at the prestigious Kottakal Ayurvedic College in Kottakal, Kerala and her masters(MD) at the Ayurveda Post Graduate Research Center in Ayurveda,Trivandrum, Kerala. She then worked under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Nagercovil, Tamil Nadu practicing transcendental medicine for a year.