Shraddha Das was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra to Bengali parents. Her father is a businessman, who hails from Purulia, her mother is a housewife.She was brought up in Mumbai, where she completed her studies. Shraddha graduated from University of Mumbai at SIES College of Commerce and Economics with a Bachelor of Mass Media degree in journalism.
Shraddha Das' debut release was the 2008 Telugu film Siddu from Sikakulam, although she had first auditioned for the Telugu filmTarget. She was told that she played the female lead in Siddu from Sikakulam, but she had only a minor supporting role as the lead actress' cousin. Although unhappy with her character she continued filming for the project as she did not want to be branded as unprofessional by leaving her first film midway.