Charan qualified in Podiatric Medicine in 1988 from the London Foot Hospital affiliated with University College London.
Following graduation she worked in the NHS for various London Trusts for several years covering general podiatry, diabetes, biomechanics and podiatric surgery.
In 1993 she branched out into the private sector, but still maintained links with the NHS. Also around this time she pursued post graduate studies into the speciality of podiatric surgery and after many years study and training she achieved her Fellowship in podiatric surgery in 2003. She has worked as a Specialist Registrar and Consultant in podiatric surgery in the NHS.
Charan currently works in private practice in Welwyn and Welwyn Garden City. She is married and has two young sons.