Ararat Malkhasyan was born on March 29, 1948 in Hoktemberyan (Armavir).
Mr. Malkhasyan graduated from Yerevan State University in 1970 and did his postgraduate studies in Moscow State University. He is a chemist, professor and Doctor of Chemical Sciences.
In 1974 he started as a junior scientific associate at the Institute of Chemistry under the Armenia SSR Academy of Sciences. For the next twenty years he worked first as a senior scientific associate, later laboratory head and in the end head of division in Nairi Scientific and Industrial Complex, All-Union Institute of Polymers. From 1993-2000 he was the Director of Paren CJSC under the RA Ministry of Agriculture. From 2000-2002 he was the head of standardization, Metrology and Certification Department under the RA Government. From 2002-2003 he was the deputy of the RA Minister of Trade and Economic Development.
On August 5, 2003 he was elected to the NA from the proportional list of the Republican Party of Armenia and he is currently on the NA Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture and Youth Affairs. He is also a member of both the Republican Party of Armenia Faction and party.
Mr. Malkhasyan is married and has three children.