Navjot was born in 1949 in Meerut and moved to Mumbai in 1969. She studied at Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai and completed her diploma in 1972. She has exhibited in several international shows including the first international Biennale of Prints, Sao Paulo, 1986; `Intergrafik 87` Berlin; Festival of Indian Contemporary Art, Covent Garden, London 1988; `Expressions Women`s Cultural Festival in Mumbai 1990; `Bombay/Mumbai 1992–2001` in Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis, Tate Modern, London; and the Eighth Havana Biennale, 1994.
Navjot has also initiated a site-oriented collaborative project with artists from the villages of Bastar, Chattisgarh, which culminated in collaborative exhibitions such as: Interventions/Interrogations: Collaboration as a Strategy in Indian Contemporary Art; Modes of Parallel Practice: Ways of World Making, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai; and the First Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Japan. The artist lives and works in Mumbai.