Sidh Daniel Losa Mendiratta was born in Porto in 1977, with an Indian and Portuguese-German background. In 1995 he was admitted to the Departamento de Arquitetura da Universidade de Coimbra (DARQ), and was one of the founders and first secretary of its student association. In 1998, he transferred to the Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade do Porto (FAUP).
During 2001/2002, he studied as free-mover student in the Goa College of Architecture. During 2004/2005, he worked on his final degree work “O Convento dos Agostinhos de Velha Goa: memórias de um levantamento”. He concluded his graduation from FAUP in 2005 with the final classification of 16 marks (out of 20).
He undertook his apprenticeship in the office of architects Alexandre Alves Costa and Sérgio Fernandez, in Porto.
Between 2006 and 2008, he was a junior researcher in the project “Bombay Before the British”, coordinated by the professors Walter
Rossa and Paulo Varela Gomes, based in the Departamento de Arquitetura da Universidade de Coimbra.
Between 2008 and 2012, he worked on his PHD thesis with the title “Dispositivos do sistema defensivo da Província do Norte do Estado da Índia, 1521-1739”, advised by professors Walter Rossa and Paulo Varela Gomes and approved in Coimbra University in December 2012 “summa cum laude”, with unanimity.
In 2013, he was awarded the Fernando Távora prize for his project "Domus-fortis in Æquator: the second life of the portuguese tower-house in the Northern Province of the “Estado da Índia” (16th-18th centuries).
In October 2013, he started his post-doctoral research project "Framing Identity: Cityscapes and Architecture of Mumbai's Catholic Communities (16th-20th centuries)”, with professor Walter Rossa as principal adviser.