Justice R.SUBRAMANIAN was born on 25.07.1963 at Manangadu Village, Thanjavur District. He belongs to a agricultural family of Kamakshipuram Village, Thiruvidaimarudhur Taluk, Thanjavur District. His father Late.Shri.K.V.Rajagopalan was an intensive agriculturist and was also Honorary Member of the Tamil Nadu Rice Research Institute at Aduthurai. His mother Tmt.R.Saradhammal is the daughter of a famous personality Late.Shri.M.V.Viswanatha Iyer of Manangadu Village, Pattukottai Taluk, Thanjavur District.
He had his preliminary education at St., Thomas High School, St.Thomas Mount, Chennai and did his higher secondary (+2) at Sir P.S.Sivaswami Iyer Higher Secondary School at Thirukattupalli. Graduated in Commerce from A.V.V.M.Sri Pushpam College, Poondi, Thanjavur in the year 1983. He took three years B.L.Degree Course at Dr.Ambedkar Government Law College, Pondicherry in 1983-1986 and enrolled as an Advocate on 10.09.1986.
Joined the Chambers of Late.Shri.V.Krishnan, S/o.M.S.Venkataraman Iyer, a doyen of the Madras Bar and mostly appeared in Civil and writ jurisdiction of the High Court, apart from the City Civil Court and Court of Small Causes at Chennai. Functioned as Member of the Committee formed by the Madras High Court to discuss the amendments to the Code of Civil Procedure in the year 2002 under the Chairmanship of the Hon'ble Mr.Justice E.Padmanabhan. He has been the regular Resource Person to the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy and was elevated as a permanent Judge of the Madras High Court on 05.10.2016.