Born on 19th March 1984 in Jamshedpur, Tanushree is a Bengali Hindu Kayastha. Having completed her schooling from Jamshedpur, she did her graduation from Pune University. She tried modeling, and won the Femina Miss India competition in 2004.
The same year, Tanushree went on to win the Femina Miss India Universe title, and also represented India at the Miss Universe 2004 competition which was held in Quito, Ecuador. She did not win the pageant but was placed among the top 10 contestants.
Tanushree Dutta received a major honor when the Government of Jharkhand released postcards and stamps featuring her photograph, in the year 2005.
Tanushree moved from modeling to Bollywood and started her career with her film