Kanchan Karopady Bannerjee born in Mumbai, started her career as a copywriter in an advertising agency. She later moved to Bangalore where she turned to the social sector. Currently she is the Honorary Secretary of Indian Cancer Society, as well as a Trustee on the Board of Karunashraya, a Cancer Hospice in Bengaluru. Earlier she was the Managing Trustee of Akshara Foundation, a not-for-profit organization working to improve learning capacities of less privileged children. She writes for children in multiple languages. She lives in Bangalore with her husband Moloy Bannerjee who is a software entrepreneur. She has two sons Chaitanya and Siddharth who are employed.