ABOUT

I am a professional rangoli artist based in London and Kent with 27 years of experience in creating traditional as well modern rangoli designs for local and international clients. My passion for this ancient South Asian art form started in my childhood, which was spent in Asia. I used to see my grandmother and mother create rangoli for occasions such as Diwali, Indian New Year, Onam the harvest festival and weddings. One day in my school they had a rangoli competition, I decided to take part and I won first prize. Since then my work has been recognized and awarded first place consecutively in fifteen prestigious Rangoli competitions, internationally. My current practice ranges from creating traditional pieces and also bringing together varied traditional schools of rangoli and pop art to create one-off works for twenty-first-century audiences. I design rangoli for weddings, corporate events, and team-building experiences by teaching the art of rangoli. One of my career highlights is when I was commissioned by the Satya Sai Baba Movement in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to create a piece that told the story of the Indian epic Ramayana. The piece went on to hold the record in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest rangoli work ever created in South East Asia (1993)‚Äč and designed a rangoli of the Queens own racing horse Galileo for the royal ascot. I also have designed rangolis for companies such as American express, petronas, the Malaysian consulate and many more. Details of my work and videos can be found on my facebook page.