Born in Kochi, Kerala, Ramachandran graduated with a Degree in Malayalam Literature from Kerala University before going on to study art at Viswa Bharati University at Santiniketan. His most recent shows include ‘Dhyanachitra’ and ‘Bahurupi’ at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2012 and 2009 respectively; and those held by Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, at Jehangir Art Gallery, in 2008; Grosvenor Vadehra Gallery, London in 2008; the Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai and New York, 2007-08; Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2006, 2005, and 2001; Nami Island, South Korea, 2005; Art Heritage, New Delhi, 2002; and Sridharani Gallery, New Delhi 1998. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including those hosted by Saffronart, Hong Kong and Los Angeles, 2001; the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, 1982; the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1982; and the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 1977. He was honored with a Padma Bhushan from the Government of India, in 2005, and has also received the Nama Conquers Award in 1980 and 1978, for the children’s books he wrote and illustrated. Ramachandran lives and works in New Delhi and Kochi.