Sanjay Bhattacharyya was born in New Delhi in 1962
He read Economics at St. Stephens College, University of Delhi and at
the Delhi School of Economics. He has
studied Chinese at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1987 and has worked in various
capacities in Hong Kong (1989-92), Beijing (1992-95 and 2002-05), Brussels
(1998-2001), Tokyo (2007-10) and Dhaka (2010-12), besides Headquarters. He was Joint Secretary (South) in the
Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi from 2012-2015. He assumed charge as Ambassador of India to
Egypt on May 12, 2015.
He has contributed a chapter on "India and China: New
Directions" in Indian Foreign Policy - Challenges and Opportunities (2007).
He is married and has
one son and one daughter.