Karine Kocharyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia. She graduated from the Armenian Art and Theater University, majoring in theater and film acting, in the class of the renowned director Vardan Ajemian. She began her acting career in Gyumri Academic Theater where she worked for four years, playing a series of lead roles.
In 1977, by the invitation of Vardan Ajemian, Karine Kocharyan, along with her husband, a talented actor, director and painter Vladimir Kocharyan, moved to Yerevan to work at the National Academic Theater after Gabrial Sundukian, where she worked until the end of 1994. During her years in Sundukian Theater, Karine Kocharyan played numerous lead roles, including works of such playwrights as Shakespeare, Moliere, Chekhov, Beaumarchais, Ostrovsky, Gorky.
In December of 1994 she immigrated to United States, where she performed plays for the Armenian Diaspora virtually in all corners of the country, continuing her acting career.
In 1996 she co-founded the first Armenian weekly television show “Ardzagang,” in order to bring the news from Armenia.
15 years later, replacing “Ardzagang,” Karine Kocharyan, in collaboration with her son, film director and fine art photographer Haik Kocharian, started her new weekly show “Voice of Armenians” TVNY.
“Voice of Armenians” TVNY had a new mission of reporting exclusively on the political, cultural, educational and religious life of Armenian Diaspora and making a lasting online archive about the Armenians in NY Tri-State area.
Beginning 2002, Karine Kocharyan also became a New York representative and correspondent of “Voice Of America,” Armenian Service. Her reporting can be seen on every Sunday in the Republic of Armenia, on “Armenia” TV network.