MR CHOEPHEL THUPTEN was born on 10th March 1967. After completing his school education from Bylakupee day school, he acquired his Bachelor of Arts and Diploma in Mass Media from Christ College of Bangalore. During his college days, he was the President of the students union and two times president of the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress.

He has served at the Central Tibetan Administration for the past 28 years. Especially when he was the South Zone Representative, he has maintained a very cordial relationship with the leaders & people of South India, Indo-Tibetan friendship associations, and consulates of foreign countries. Likewise, he provided his support and assistance to Tibetan students, sweater sellers, and Tibetan cooperatives of south India and did his best in providing better facilities to the five southern Tibetan settlements. He was successful in procuring grants from the Karnataka government for the development and administration of the office of the South Zone Chief Representative Office, and settlement offices under it. He was also responsible for arranging His Holiness the great 14th Dalai Lama’s numerous tours in South India and has received a letter of appreciation from the office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for his service. Mr. Thupten is a member of the 17th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile from Dhotoe province.