Debarati Mukhopadhyay is presently a Bengal Youth Icon and one of the most popular Bengali authors and travel vloggers in India. A 28 years old young Government Officer (Civil Servant) by profession, she rose to fame within a very short span of four years after her blockbuster Debut novel “Ishwar Jakhan Bandi”
Debarati Mukhopadhyay Age
Debarati Mukhopadhyay was born on 11th October 1990 (age 30 years). Her Zodiac Sign is Libra.
Author Debarati Mukhopadhyay is presently one of the most famous authors in Bengal. Her debut novel, a supernatural thriller over Vajrayana Tantra Buddhism, ‘Ishwar Jakhan Bandi’ was sold over 10,000+ copies just in a short span of six months and was declared as ‘2017 Kolkata Book Fair Bestseller’.
She is a Government Officer and a travel freak enthusiastic lady by nature & mom of an infant, she endorses National education brands like Unacademy by being their Bengal Zone- Brand Ambassador.
A brilliant student and formally employed in high dignitary positions of Nationalized Banks and USA based IT MNC, she is multitalented and an inspiration to many. Every year, thousands of readers crowd in Kolkata Book Fair and wait for hours in a queue to get her autograph.
Having a large and dedicated readers’ base, she believes in positivity and motivates people through her speech in reputed institutions like Ramakrishna Mission often.
Respected by many, she’s an amateur travel blogger too and has a very popular Youtube Channel, where she shares her experience over travel and life.
Family Cast & Religion
Debarati Mukhopadhyay was born in a small town named Dankuni in the Hooghly district of West Bengal. She belongs to a Hindu Brahmin Family. Her Father Mr. Sekhar Mukherjee is a former high-rank Central Government Officer whereas her mother Mr. Kshama Mukherjee is an amateur writer.
She has a brother named Debdutta Mukherjee who is a doctor.
Boyfriend Marriage & Affair
Author Debarati Mukhopadhyay is married. She married Surajit Dutta, her college buddy on 18th January 2015. On 22 April 2019, she gave birth to a baby boy, Aitijhya Dutta Mukherjee, who legally uses both of his parents’ surnames. Except for this, she has never shared any information about her personal life in an interview.
Debarati Mukhopadhyay Career
Her debut novel, a supernatural thriller over Vajrayana Tantra Buddhism, Ishwar Jakhan Bandi’ was sold over 10,000+ copies just in a short span of six months and was declared as ‘2017 Kolkata Book Fair Bestseller’.
After that, her second novel ‘Narak Sanket’, which was also a thriller about Nazi Eugenics, was sold 12000+ copies in one year and became one of the most sold books in Bengali Literature. It has already been into the film. ‘Swastik Sanket’ a big-budget about to release movie by eminent production house Eskay Movies is based on this novel.
Famous Actor-MP Nusrat Jahan is playing a pivotal role. She has already signed to do multiple movies based on Debarati Mukhopadhyay’s novels.
In a very short duration of three years, she has written a no. of novels all of which are extremely popular among National and International Bengali readers. Her novels like Narach, Narak Sanket, Aghore Ghumiye Shiva, Dashgupta Travels, Diotima, etc were multiple times declared as regional bestsellers (10000+ copies sold) and highly appraised by both critical and commercial readers.
Each of her novels has knowledge enriched and the USP of her writing is unique, quirky content with a strong basis of research, which pulled her up to this much popularity.
Already awarded with Government and International literary awards, she has been invited to national and international seminars and conferences in London and Bangladesh as a speaker. She regularly writes blogs, articles, and news stories on her very popular personal website.
Besides this, she contributes to Bengal’s prominent literary magazines and journals regularly. A no. of novelettes and stories have been published there.
Debarati Mukhopadhyay Books
- Ishwar Jakhan Bandi; Published in November 2016 by Deep Prakashan
- Narak Sanket; Published in January 2018by Deep Prakashan
- Diotima; Published in January 2018 by Deep Prakashan
- Aghori Ghumiye Shib; Published in November 2018 by Deep Prakashan
- Nirbachita 42; Published in January 2019 by Deep Prakashan
- Hariye Jawa Khunira; Published in January 2019 by Deep Prakashan
- Sat Shiharan ; Published in February 2019 by Dev Sahitya Kutir
- Babu O Barbanita, Published in January 2019 by Deep Prakashan
- Dasgupta Travels, Published in November 2020 by Deep Prakashan
- Glanirbhabati Bharat, Published in January 2020 by Deep Prakashan
- March, Published in January 2019 by Patra Bharati
- Nilambarer Khide, Published in January 2019 by Deep Prakashan
- Lili, Published in February 2019 by Dev Sahitya Kutir
Let’s take a quick look into his total books
- No. of published novels (more than 250 pages): 7
- No of published Novelettes (100-250 pages): 20
- No. of published juvenile Novels: 5
- No. of published short story collections: 4 ( each collection consists of 20-50 stories)
- No. of Non Fiction: 15 ( based on True Crime over Colonial India)
In 2017, Debarati Mukhopadhyay wrote to the Central Board of Film Certification’s (CBFC) Regional office, pointing out that the film Dhananjay might be in contempt of court; the movie was based on the conviction of Dhananjoy Chatterjee, accused of the gruesome murder of Hetal Parekh, which took place in the year 1990. Mukhopadhyay’s objection received a sharp denial from filmmaker Arindam Sil.
In 2020, Debarati Mukhopadhyay claimed that the plot of the movie was copied from her book Diotima without giving any attributions. She filed a countersuit against the production house for plagiarism, copyright violation worth 50 Crores, she also filed a defamation suit against the scriptwriter of the film for humiliating her.
Debarati Mukhopadhyay received Book Farm Sera Sahitya Samman in 2018 for her Novel Narak Sanket.
She also won a story competition held by Malda Zilla Parishad Boimela Committee in 2017 for her story ‘Baba’.
Hobbies: Playing Violin, giving free tutorials for Government jobs in Youtube Channel ‘Debarati Mukhopadhyay’.
Food: Biriyani and any Continental
Author: Anton Checkov, Leo Tolostoy, Rabindranath Tagore, Sunil Gangopadhyay
Book: Any interesting non-fiction
Facts of Debarati Mukhopadhyay
Does Debarati Mukhopadhyay smoke? : NO
Does Debarati Mukhopadhyay drinks alcohol? : NO
Author Debarati Mukhopadhyay is having more than 1,50,000 followers on Social Media. She is having a Bluetick verified Facebook @authordebaratimukhopadhyay page and a branded Youtube Channel having 15000+ subscribers.
Being a bestseller author of 12+ highly appraised novels, awarded with several Government and International awards, a travel vlogger, and a Government Officer, she’s considered to be a Youth Icon by many.
Already a few of her novels have been made into Movies by eminent National Production Houses.
She’s also the brand ambassador of the famous Education portal Unacademy.
A famous social media influencer of Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube, Having more than 2 lakhs views in each of her interview/travel vlogs reflects her immense popularity.
She regularly updates her official social media like Facebook and Instagram. On her, Instagram is “@debarati.mukhopadhyay“