Born 1960, Calcutta, India, Jayasri Burman studied at the Kala Bhavan in Shanti Niketan where she received her B.A. in Fine Art, and at the Government College of Art and Craft in Calcutta, where she completed her M.A. in painting. Following this, in 1984 she moved to Paris where she studied print-making under Monsieur Ceizerzi.
Burman comes from an extended family of eminent artists. From her husband, Paresh Maity; to her uncle Sakti Burman who lives and works in France, as well as her cousin Maya Burman. Jayasri, in 2005, helped create an exhibition entitled “The Family” featuring works by all these artists.