Durriya Kapasi was born and brought up in the East African country, Tanzania, while her ancestors were from Gujarat, India. She began writing her first book with the pen name Durriya Zaheer on an online storytelling community in 2014. The first story received reasonable appraisal and received nearly million reads online. Gradually in succession she authored two more books which received a great amount of acclamation on social media.
Durriya serves as a Creative Writing teacher at local Primary School, an editor of a reputed local Magazine and sub editor at online news site UdaipurTimes.com. She also contributes as a Wattpad Community Ambassador. Durriya lives in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Beside her utmost passion for English literature and reading, she loves travelling and cooking. Durriya is a Cancer Survivor (Hodgkin’s Lymphoma 3B).