Born in 1948, V. Hariraam holds a BFA from the University of Mysore, Chennai. Hariraam has worked and served as Secretary to the Progressive painters association, in the Cholamandal artist's village in Chennai. The artist has had several international shows in London, Spain, Japan, Taiwan, Italy, Romania, and Botswana. Within India, he has exhibited in Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai.

Hariraam lives and works in Chennai.