Justice Dipankar Datta was born on 9th February, 1965 in a Bengali family. He came from a family with strong legal background. His father late Salil Kumar Datta, was a former Judge of the High Court at Calcutta. His brother in law Justice Amitava Roy, is a former Judge of the Supreme Court of India. Justice Dipankar Datta acquired his LL.B. degree from the Hazra Law College, University of Calcutta. He was in the First batch of 5 years Law course in the year 1989.
He was elevated to the Bench of the High Court at Calcutta as a permanent Judge on 22ndJune, 2006.
Elevated as the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court on April 28, 2020.