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I am the founder of Madhubani Arts India. I am a Bangalore based Madhubani Artist, I was born in Kolkata. I come from Bihar, the state where Madhubani painting originated.
I was born to a family of film distributors and grew up watching Hindi movies.
I studied up to my tenth standard in Kolkata. Later my parents moved to Patna and this is where I continued my studies with a graduate and post graduate degree in chemistry.
After finishing, I went into the teaching profession. When I got married I moved to Delhi, and now we are in Bangalore.
My association with painting began not so long ago. Although I occasionally painted when I was a child, it was not with an intention to continue professionally. However I was much inspired by the Madhubani art that originated in my home state. I started to paint again after I had my first baby.
I stopped teaching when he was born, since I needed time for my son. But at the same time, I wanted to do something that I could do from home. So I started painting. Initially, it was for decorating my home and making paintings for friends and relatives. Everyone liked my work and encouraged me to pursue it professionally.
Though I have not had any formal training, it was not difficult for me take up this art. I have inherited it from my culture, and it feels great. I take pride in it. Right now I am concentrating on Madhubani paintings only, but one day I would definitely like to venture into different media and themes.
I am also an enlisted supplier to the Central Cottage Industries Emporium (A Ministry of Textile entity). The emporium has attracted a number of heads of States, Prime Ministers, Ambassadors, a host of other dignitaries from across the globe What began as an endeavour to preserve the traditional craftsmanship and excellence of skill as a part of national heritage has now become a cultural movement in its own way. It has brought about togetherness in all the various forms of arts, crafts and apparel of India under one roof. From a tiny sales depot the emporium has now been developed into the largest single emporium in the Country with extensive reputation and a stamp of ethnicity, authenticity and quality on all the merchandise it shelters