Dr. Annette Schmiedchen is an indologist and sanskrit scholar at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

Dr. Annette Schmiedchen is an honorary Research Fellow of the International Association of Sanskrit Studies and is associated with Jawaharlal Nehru University and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. The Government of India included her in the 66th Republic Day honours list in 2015 for the award of Padma Shri for her contributions to Sanskrit language and Indology. The Padma Shri award is  the fourth highest Indian civilian award.