Justice Sanjay Misra hails from Allahabad. His family comprises many eminent legal luminaries and educationists.

He passed out from The Scindia School in 1969. This was followed by a BA (Hons) degree from DAV College, Chandigarh in 1973.

Justice Misra then did LLB from Allahabad University in 1977, after which he enrolled and practised law at the Allahabad High Court.

He was appointed as a judge at the Allahabad High Court in September 2004 – a position he held till he retired in November 2014.

In February 2016, Justice Misra was appointed as the Lok Ayukta for UP for a term of 8 years. It is a position which he has held with great distinction.

He is currently also the President of Central SOBA (The Scindia School Old Boys’ Association), and a special invitee to The Scindia School’s Board of Governors.