Yamuna Harshavardhana is a multifaceted woman. An engineer by profession, and a writer by choice, she wields the pen with passion and power. She was born in Chennai and spent her childhood there.

She has specialized in chemical engineering from Annamalai University. She worked for EID Parry, Chennai. She did aspire for a career in the Civil Services and was selected but only into a Grade A service; hence dropped ideas of pursuing it any further.

Writing is a passion with her. But she is also very well read on varied subjects such as Science, Literature, Culture and Philosophy