I was born in Kolkata, India and spent the first 23 years of my life there. I have a younger sister, Rijurekha. I trained in Indian classical music for 11 years and obtained a Sangeet Visharad (masters) degree. My grandfather is a wellknown Bengali lyricist Mohini Chowdhury. I am married to Prabuddha Chakraborty who is a physicist in University of Augsburg, Germany, and we have a five-year old daughter named Brishti. I am the Chief Coordinator of Eso Kichu Kori.