Graduated from Sagar University, Madhya Pradesh in Bachelor of Arts in 1986.
A self-taught artist, was noticed at several drawing competitions around Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh early in life and awarded for skill with the brush as well as the pencil. Awarded 1st prize in Maratha Hitvartak Mandal Drawing Competition held in Dombivali in 1978. Secured 1st prize in Lions Club Inter-state Drawing Competition held in honor of the International Year of the Child in 1979. Competing against 22 states, the prize winning painting was gifted to UNO on behalf of India.