Viji Krishnamoorthy was born in Ipoh, Perak to a Tamil father and Hokkien Chinese mother. She spent her early school years in Kuala Lumpur and then in Madras (as it was then known). She completed her tertiary education in the UK. She previously worked as a freelance writer for several magazines. The author is happily married with two children and lives in Kuala Lumpur, but enjoys spending time in London.
Her debut novel 912 Batu Road was published in 2021.