Jubanashwa Mishra was born in Sonepur, Odisha. A district topper at school, he did his higher studies in the nearest big town, Sambalpur. After graduating in Engineering, he joined Tata Consultancy Services where he worked for three years, before joining the MICA School for Ideas, Ahmedabad, for a post-graduate degree. He embarked on his project of doing 28 jobs in 28 states of India in May 2013 and completed his journey in December the same year. He currently lives in Bhubaneswar where he runs his own gaming start-up called Paperboat Labs.