Born in a rural society surrounded by Mighty Brahmaputra River at place called Gangmauthan,Sonitpur in Assam which happened to be a holy place resided by Vaishnav Saint Sri Sri Sankardev for long three years Gita Upadhyay found a fertile ground for her all round development. Her father Late TankaNathUpadhyawas a person with artistic temperament and had a great insight. Her grandfather ChabilalUpadhyaywas a renowned freedom fighter and her home was the hub of activity where renowned people of Assam frequently visited.
After her M.A she joined teaching profession at SibsagarCollege, which was a place of Great Ahom Kings with memory of Sati Joymati and edifices built by Ahom kings.
Her creative instinct was triggered by Dairy of Ann Frank, which suddenly fall in her hands. She translated it into Assamese and Nepali Language.
She was awarded Sahitya academy award for 2016 and in 2011