R. Bindu is an Indian Politician of CPI(M), who serves as Minister for Higher Education and Social Justice, Government of Kerala. She is the former Mayor of the Thrissur Municipal Corporation. She is the first woman minister from Thrissur. She is also the first woman MLA from Irinjalakuda constituency. Bindu was the vice principal and Head of English Department at Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur. She was the member of the senate and syndicate of the Calicut University. She is the central committee member of AIDWA and also has close association with All India democratic women’s association (AIDWA).