Shukla Chattopadhyay was an alumnus of Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata, and completed her graduation with English Honours and her B.Ed. from the University of Calcutta. She subsequently did her Masters in English from IGNOU.

An educator by profession, she has now superannuated, continuing with her passion for teaching, editing, public speaking et al. She has taught English both in the Indian curriculum—ICSE & ISC as well as in the international curriculum—IGCSE & A Level. During the 30 odd years of teaching across schools in India, she has always been closely associated with the running and editing of school magazines and newsletters. Her expertise in editing has thus been honed to excellence.

Mrs. Chattopadhyay is associated with NGOs doing work for underprivileged children and women in her hometown, Kolkata.