Janaki Ram is an Indian-American author who has written biographies and collections of short stories, as well as a prominent figure in Asian art auctions. She is a relative of Krishna Menon and Sir C.P. Ramaswami Iyer and a member of the powerful South Indian Vengalil family. She was a founder and convenor of INTACH previous to her writing career.
She was the first president of Oasis, Mayo Clinic Arizona and is active with philanthropic arm of Arizona State University.