Uttaran Das Gupta attended Jadavpur University and has an MA in English. Since 2010, he has been working at The Telegraph, Calcutta. His poetry, stories and articles have been published in a number of Indian newspapers, including The Telegraph, The Times of India, Asian Age and The Statesman as well as in magazines, including The Odd Magazine and Reading Hour, and in the Canadian poetry journal, Magnapoets.
Uttaran has also been involved in amateur theatre since 2006 and has worked in more than 10 Bengali, English and multi-lingual productions with a number of groups. His debut as a playwright — Murder and Create — was shortlisted for the 2012 Shyamanand Jalan Youth Theatre Award.
At present he is working on a novel on Henry Lousie Vivian Derozio, the first national poet of India, and on a play on Binodini Dasi.