Draupadi Murmu was born on 20 June 1958 in  a Santali tribal family  in Uparbeda village of Mayurbhanj district of Odisha.

Draupadi Murmu  married Shyam Charan Murmu, a banker,  who died in 2014.

Draupadi Murmu had  two sons both of  whom are dead, and  a daughter.

She lost her husband and two sons in a  span of 4 years. 

Draupadi Murmu is  an arts graduate of Rama Devi Women's College.

She was appointed as  a junior assistant in  the Odisha 

Murmu started out as  a school teacher before entering  state politics. 

Murmu joined the Bharatiya Janata  Party (BJP) in 1997 

Murmu took oath as the Governor of Jharkhand on 18 May 2015, becoming the first woman Governor of Jharkhand.

In June 2022, the BJP nominated Murmu as the National Democratic Alliance's candidate for President of India