Born on 27th March 1972 at Biritol in Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha, Smt. Behera did her Master’s degree in Odia, L.L.B and Ph. D from Utkal University.
She is a Member of the Odisha High Court Bar Association for last 15 years. Her leadership qualities, involvement in social service prompted her to take keen interest in politics.
In politics, from the post of Organizing Secretary of Biju Yoba Janata Dal,
she finally held the post of Vice-President, Biju Mahila Janata Dal, Odisha.
Smt. Behera assumed the post of State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, a quasi judicial body on 07.04.2015.
She was also member of State Social Welfare Board from 2013 to 2015, Co-opted Member, Grievance Redressal Forum, CESU, Member, State Consumer Protection Council, Member, Board of Control, Women & Child Development Department.
At the moment, Smt. Behera is a Member of State Advisory Committee, OERC and Member, SC ST Advisory Board, Odisha.
Being a Social Worker, She is still very actively associated and involved in the field of disability and is the advisor to some Special Schools for the Persons with Disabilities.
Her assignment of State Commissioner for Disabilities had a large mandate with limited resources. However, she relentlessly made efforts to protect the rights of Persons with Disabilities and successfully created awareness in the society, sensitized the functionaries working in the field of disability.
On her appointment as State President, Biju Janata Dal Ladies Wing, she relinquished the post of the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities on 11th Nov 2018.