Durjoy Datta was born on 7 February 1987 in Mehsana, Gujarat but grew up in New Delhi. He completed his schooling at the Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura and went on to do mechanical engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering now known as Delhi Technological University. He did his post graduation from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon and also from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany and majored in marketing and finance. He started writing while he was still in final year of his college. In 2011, he quit his job at American Express as a marketing analyst and turned a full-time writer. In 2012, he was one of the recipients of the Teacher's Achievement Awards. He has also spoken in various TEDx conferences in colleges across India. He served at NIIT Ltd. Siemens AG, and American Express until he co-founded the publishing house Grapevine India in September 2011. In 2009, he was recognized as the young achiever by The Times of India. He was also chosen as one of the two young achievers in the field of Media and Communications by Whistling Woods International in 2011. His debut show Sadda Haq - My Life, My Choice won the Youth Show - fiction category at Zee Gold Awards in 2014 and at Indian Telly Awards in 2014 and 2015. He got married to his long-term girlfriend Avantika Mohan, in March 2016 in her hometown, Dehradun. She lives in Dubai, and is a model and air-hostess by profession. She was crowned as Miss Uttarakhand in 2004. Their daughter, Rayna Datta was born in 29 July 2017.