Chhatrapati Dutta was born in 1964 in Kolkata.
In 1987 he completed his Bachelor in Visual Arts form the Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata. In 1988 he did his post-graduation from University of Athens, Greece. He completed his Masters in Fine Arts from Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan.
He opted to experiment with glass as his surface. He mastered the art of painting on the reverse side, in the reverse order, starting off with the last layer and working inwards rather than outwards. Perhaps the practice was a reflection of the inherent nature of his exploratory process. For him the process is as much the work as the finished effort.
He has showcased solo and participated in many group exhibitions:
In 2006 he exhibited in ‘Art of Young Bengal' from Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata. In 2007 he took part in 'Agony & Ecstasy' at Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata and participated in a group show at Tamarind Art Gallery, New York. In 2007 he participated in a group show at Akar Prakar Gallery. In 2008 he had a solo show at Tamarind Art Gallery, New York.
He lives and works in Kolkata.