Viju Singh was born in Mumbai, India. She graduated from University of Mumbai University in mechanical engineering and received her master's degree in business from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has lived in Richmond for 40 years.
Singh is currently retired after working for 31 years at Altria/Philip Morris in research, development and engineering in various positions—from design engineer to director. She recruited and mentored engineering co-ops and interns from VCU and Virginia Tech during her employment with Altria.
Singh has been vice president (four years) and a member of the board of trustees (four years) at Hindu Center of Virginia located in Glen Allen. She volunteers at Bellevue Elementary School in Church Hill helping with third and fourth grade math and at Community Kitchen of Meals on Wheels.
Her hobbies are reading, traveling and gardening.