Born in Madhira, Andhra Pradesh. He studied painting in Hyderabad and later trained under well-known artist Ram Kumar in New Delhi. He has held over 50 solo exhibitions in India and abroad. He has also participated in numerous group shows and traveled extensively in Western Europe and USA. He has curated several exhibitions, acted as a member commissioner for the 5th and 11th India Triennale, and was a jury member for national and state art exhibitions. He has participated in several artists’ camps and has also conducted camps for various corporate, educational, scientific and medical institutions. He was responsible for building up the art collection in two important scientific research institutes in Hyderabad, namely, the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology and L V Prasad Eye Institute. His awards include the National Award, gold medals by Hyderabad Art Society and Lalit Kala Akademi, Andhra Pradesh, Hamsa award by the Andhra Pradesh government. He was conferred the title of “Kala Vibhushan” by the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi.
Lives and works in Hyderabad.