Born in 1956, Khoai, Tripura. She studied painting from a wide range of art education institutions, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan and M. S. University, Baroda. She has also been an artist in residence at the cole dArt, Aix-en-Provence, France. She has been honoured with the Bombay Art Society Award, Mumbai (1980), II Bharat Bhavan Biennial Award (1988), British Council Visitorship grant (1989), French Govt. Scholarship (1991) and Honourable Mention Award, Asian Art Biennial, Dhaka, Bangladesh (1997) to mention some. She has held several solo shows since 1992 regularly in Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi and Kolkata. Her major solo shows include: Where the Sand Meets the Sky, New York and New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India, Chicago in 2007; Route Map of Experience, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi (2003); The Mind is its Own Place, New York (2002) and at Ecole dArt, Aix-en-Province, Paris (1995). Chakravarty is probably the only Indian artist to show at the prestigious Drawing Centre in New York (1998). She has been part of prestigious group shows in India and abroad like Crossing Generations: Divergence, Mumbai (2003); Moving Ideas: A Contemporary Dialogue with India, Vancouver (2001); Boundlessly various and Everything Simultaneously, curated by Peter Nagy, New York (2000); Fire and Life in Canberra after an Indo-Australian residency in Calcutta and Brisbane (1997); Watercolours: A Broader Spectrum, Mumbai and Women Artists of India: A Celebration of Independence, Oakland in 1995.India: Contemporary Art, Amsterdam and Indian Eclectics Sponsored by French Embassy and Sanskriti Prathisthan, New Delhi in 1989 to name a few. Her works are held by several prestigious collections in India and abroad.
She lives and works in Kolkata.