Sushil Kapoor has a post-graduation degree in literature and research work on expressionism. He has a chequered career as deputy editor in a News Agency, publication manager in a publishing house and senior assistant editor in a monthly newspaper. He also acted as a copywriter and later worked as the vice-president in an advertising agency for two decades. Besides this, he wrote articles, features, cover stories, plays, etc. for radio as well as various magazines. He has also written scripts for short films.