Dhan Prasad was born in 1975. He studied for his BFA from JNTU College of Fine Arts, Hyderabad in the year 1996 but had to discontinue before he graduated. Learnt He He was drawing & Painting since his childhood under the Guidance of his Guru Sri T VAIKUNTUM. He started learning art at the age of 5 years at JawaharBal Bhavan, Hyderabad. He passed Senior Art Certificate Exam from Govt of Bhopal in the year 1987. He passed Drawing Lower & Higher Grade Exam from Govt of AP in the year 1988 & 1992. He was awarded a ot Diploma in 8th International Youth Art Exhibition in the year 1990 from Finland. He got a Certificate of Distinction (Silver Prize) in 7th Kanagawa Biennial World Children’s Art Exhibition. From Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan in the year 1993.
He has held a Solo Show at Sri Parvathy Gallery in the year 2013 and has participated a several group shows. Dhan Prasad talks about his works “I do figurative works. I enjoy doing bright and colourful works. I usually choose subjects which have naturally bright colours like the costumes worn by the tribes people, their possessions and ornaments they carry in the surroundings where they live. As an Artist it makes my work unique from others and the subjects chosen are very interesting to me. My works depict Fortune Tellers, Pandits, Fakirs, Yogis…. they are the people I usually see around and inside the temples, dargahs and pilgrim places like Haridwar, Rishikesh, Khumb Mela, Char dham etc. I compose them on my canvas. I consider them as people of God (Allah ke bandae) living under the shelter of God. I like to make compositions of these people in my works and look for ways to bring them to life.”