Sharmistha was born in West Bengal, India and grew up in different parts of India. She graduated from St. Xavier's college, kolkata in 2016 with a degree in multimedia. She primarily works as a video editor. Mostly self taught, Sharmistha draws her inspiration from Indian folk art like Kalamkari, Warli and Gond art as well as art movements like Fauvism, Cubism and dadaism. She uses art as a form of meditation and often paints about things that bothers her.