Born and brought up in Chennai, She is a graduate from Mar Ivanios College (Trivandrum). Later on she moved to Coimbatore for her MBA (PSG Institute of Management). She was then engaged with Sify for a while. This is when she responded to an ad for the post of an RJ in Radio Mirchi.
She has appeared in a few Kollywood films, but is more known professionally as a singer and anchoring radio shows. Prior to embarking on a singing career, she worked as a radio jockey on Mirchi FM, and hosted their 4-hour breakfast show for over 6 years. Suchitra won the Excellence in Radio Award (ERA) for the "RJ of the year (Tamil)" category in 2008. She had also anchored several TV shows.
Suchitra sang her first Tamil movie song under the music director Harris Jeyaraj for the movie "Leysa Leysa" in 2003. Her two solos "Dole Dole" & "En Chella" under music director Mani Sharma for the movie "Pokiri(2006)" marked her position in Telugu and Tamil film industry. Her duets with Tamil movie lead actor Sillambarasan were huge hits. Her songs "Vechikkava" and "Chinna Thamarai" were voted as people's favorite songs in their related categories in 2008 and 2009 respectively. She has sung more than 85 songs in Tamil. She got married on November 27, 2005 to noted theatre and film actor Karthik Kumar.