Nusrat Jahan was born on January 8, 1990. She belongs to a Muslim family and her mother is a Bengali. She has a younger sister. She completed her B.Com from Bhawanipur College, Kolkata. Nusrat had won the Fair One Miss Kolkata 2010 and was referred by one of her professors at Bhawanipur Gujarati Education Society College to meet Jeet for the role in Shatru.
To prepare for her role, she did a month-long workshop with theatre actor Subrata Guha Roy. She had not watched too many Bengali movies earlier, except for the critically acclaimed ones like Antaheen, Anuranan and Antarmahal which are her favourites.
In future, she wants to work with popular directors like Sujit Mondal, Ravi Kinnagi and Rituparno Ghosh, apart from Raj Chakraborty, her debut film director.