Vishwa was born on 13th September, 1949 in Kolkata. His parents used to call him by the name Mithu. In 1967, he passed Higher Secondary from Jagabandhu School and graduated in commerce in 1969 from St.Xaviers’ College. He was the captain of College cricket team. He looked after his family business. He has married to television anchor Saswati Guha Thakurata. He started acting at the age of five. In 1954 , he worked in “Grihaprabesh” directed by Ajay Kar. He has mainly worked in parallel cinemas , so hardly have got any chance to show his mettle in commercial films. But this has not deterred him from becoming successful. Bancharamer Bagan(1980) , Phatik Chand(1983) , Atanka(19860 are some of his well known movies. He is also a well known amateur theatre artist and works in television.