Udita Goswami hails from Dehradun belonging to a traditional and conservative family. Her parents are from the North-Eastern State of Assam. She studied at Maa Anandmayi Memorial and D.A.V. Public schools until the 8th standard.
Always wanting to be part of showbiz, she was not quite happy with her life in Dehradun. When she proposed to re-locate to Mumbai, her parents initially opposed, but subsequently let her have her own way.
It was MTV that first noticed her and approached her for modeling after which she subsequently became the winner of MTV Model Mission 2.
She soon started modeling for Nokia, Star Movies, Pepsi, and Titan watches. She did her very first fashion feature photo-shoot with professional photographer Anand Seth.
In 2003 Bollywood actress turned film-maker, Pooja Bhatt, offered her a role in 'Paap', which failed to make any impact at the box office, but did get Udita noticed. Later she was offered 'Zeher' - a movie that made her famous virtually overnight. She has subsequently appeared in 'Aksar'; gave a special appearance in 'Dil Diya Hai' and has appeared in a music video by Ahmed Patel titled 'Kya Khoob Lagti Ho' opposite Upen Patel.
She has also been involved in political awareness and has done a show for the 'Sick Kids Foundation'.
Her appearance in 'The Man' produced by Dharmendra co-starring Sunny Deol (originally scheduled for a 2009/2010 release) is on hold.