Considered one of the most efficient bowlers in the Indian Premier League, he has played internationally for India and domestically for teams like the Delhi Daredevils.
He was spotted as a potential prospect by a coach in Kolkata, who encouraged him to hone his talents.
He was chosen for the 15-man Indian squad for the 2012 Asia Cup after an impressive performance in Ranji Tropy in 2011.
His family is Bengali Hindu and are from the village of Noichunpur.
He has played for the Delhi Daredevils in Indian Premiere League play like 2010 ICC Test Player of the Year Virender Sehwag.