Dhirendra Brahmachari was born in Bihar as Dhirendra Choudhury. Inspired by the Gita, he left home at the age of thirteen and went to Varanasi. He became a disciple of Maharshi Kartikeya, whose ashram was at Lucknow. He studied Yoga along with other related subjects. He was invited to the USSR to teach Hatha Yoga to Russian cosmonauts. He later became the Yoga teacher of Indira Gandhi.
He was responsible for popularizing Yoga among the Indian masses. His weekly programme on Yoga was broadcast by the Doordarshan. He was able to add Yoga to the curriculum of central government schools called Kendriya Vidyalayas. He wrote books on Yoga in Hindi as well as in English.