Devdan Chaudhuri was born in Kolkata, educated in India (Fergusson College, Pune) and England (University of Essex). He returned to Kolkata and became a creative and social entrepreneur in the art and hospitality sector. Devdan is a keen traveller and photographer, and has travelled to Tibet, Borneo and Egypt, among other places. Devdan also played state-level junior cricket, wrote articles for Indian Express, and was a champion quizzer. His debut novel, Anatomy of Life, was nominated for the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize 2013.