Artist Profile


Born in Boorugupalli, Andhra Predesh. He was born at Boorugupalli in Telengana region of Andhra Pardesh. Through his works, he has created an international recognition for himself. Simplicity is the hallmark of his works and he is dited for taking Telengana women to global audience through his works. His women appear dark in skin but colourful and bright in dressing and make-up. He has also deep interest in theatre and made Telegu period film Dassi. He lives and works in Hyderabad.


  • 1965-70 Diploma in painting, College of Fine Arts and Architecture, Hyderabad.
  • 1971-72 Studied at Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda. (On a Lalit Kala Akademi Fellowship).


  • 1972, 85 Solo exhb., Kala Bhavan, Hyderabad.
  • 1983 Solo exhb., Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad.
  • 1989 Solo exhb., Max Mueller Bhavan, Hyderabad.
  • 1989 Group exhb., Salarjung Museum Hyderabad.
  • 1989 Group exhb., Max Mueller Bhavan, Hyderabad.
  • 1989, 91 Solo exhb., Grindlays Bank Gallery, Madras.
  • 1990, 92, 95, 97 Solo exhb., Cymroza Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1990 Five Artists, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute & at CCMB, Hyderabad.
  • 1991 Solo exhb., Gallery Espace, New Delhi.
  • 1991 Images of Rural India, Max Mueller Bhavan, Hyderabad.
  • 1991 The Collectors Choice, Society for Promotion of Art, Hyderabad.
  • 1991 7th Triennale India, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1992 Solo exhb., The Gallery, Madras
  • 1992 Solo exhb., Gallery Kufa, London.
  • 1994, 96 Solo exhb., Surya Gallery, Hyderabad.
  • 1994 Solo exhb., Galerie 88, Calcutta.
  • 1995 Solo exhb., Crimson Gallery, Bangalore.
  • 1995 Solo exhb., AIFACS, New Delhi.
  • 1996, 98, 2003 Solo exhb., The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai.
  • 1996 Chamatkar, organised by CIMA


  • Lailt Kala Akademi, New Delhi and Huyderabad.
  • Masanori Fukuoka and Glenbarra Museum, Hemeji.
  • Salarjung Museum, Hyderabad.
  • Chester Herwitz and David collection, USA.
  • Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.


  • 1973, 77, 82, 85 Award, Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad.
  • 1983 Award, State Lalit Kala Akademi, Hyderabad.
  • 1988 Bharat Bhavan Biennale Award, Bhopal.
  • 1993 National Award for painting, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.


He is known for his acrylic and mixed media portraits of his native Telengana women. Of late, he has also introduced men into his works.


1985 Lecturer, Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Hyderabad.