Born and brought up in the city of Kolkata, Debatrayee Banerjee comes from a business background and has graduated with a law degree from the prestigious University of Calcutta in the year 2015.
Since her very childhood she has a penchant towards art & culture. She has been closely attached to music and has two music albums to her credit. Her very first Music Album ‘JYOTSNA RATE’, which was recorded at the HMV studio and released from Raga Music was highly appreciated by media and several eminent personalities. Her second Music Album ‘ATITHI’ which was released in the year 2010 under the auspices and direction of renowned Music Director Late Shri. Mrinal Bandopadhyay, received high critical acclaim. The entire sale proceed of the Albums were distributed to different orphanages and various NGOs in the aid of economically backward children.
Apart from Music, Debatrayee has had a strong academic record. In the year 2010, Debatrayee passed her I.S.C. Examination from the Heritage School, securing 94% and made the School proud by obtaining the highest in Political Science securing 98% in the same. Besides, Debatrayee became Kolkata’s youngest SCJP (Sun Certified Java Programmer) at an early age of 14 (fourteen) years.
She has been actively involved in literary work and quite zealously participated and won acclaim in several debates and essay writing competitions, the recent being the 2014 International Essay Contest for Young People organized by the Goi Peace Foundation and UNESCO. She has been actively involved in various social campaigns launched by UNICEF and CRY and has been intricately associated with various Non Governmental Organisations.
Presently, she is acting as the Secretary of Bangla Noboborsho Ujjapan Samity, an organization primarily involved in the promotion and cultivation of the rich culture and heritage of Bengal. Simultaneously, she has been handling the editorial part of the Confederation of Indian Advertising, a reputed Calcutta based institution.
She has also published a book on Conversation Poetry named ‘A Whispering Leaf. . .’ under A Penguin Random House Company – Partridge, which has received high acclaim from all corners of the world. The book was released in the much reputed Oxford Bookstore, Kolkata and saw the presence of several eminent personalities from different walks of life. Film Director Shri. Goutam Ghose, Barrister & former Union Minister of State Shri. Satyabrata Mukherjee, Footballer & Coach Shri. Subrata Bhattacharya, Writer & Critic Shri. Shamik Bandopadhyay, Costume Designer Smt. Neelanjana Ghose, Social Worker Smt. Jui Biswas, Poet Smt. Chitra Lahiri, Writer Smt. Kankabati Dutta graced the occasion and shared their opinion on the book & the young author.
Recently, she pursued a course on “History of English Language” at Christ Church, University of Oxford and has likewise attended conferences on International Politics & Communication to draw insight for her upcoming book.