Born in 1950 in Rajasthan, Rajendra Mishra holds a Diploma in Sculpture from the Rajasthan School of Art in Jaipur. Hailing from a family of traditional murtikaars, or makers of religious and iconic imagery, it seemed somewhat predictable for him to turn a sculptor. However, his foray into contemporary forms and compositions is very much his personal choice and passion. His compositions of couples or single figures, mainly in marble and some in metal, and life studies in clay, including those of FN Souza and NS Bendre, illustrate his fine workmanship. There is a different rhythm that seems to flow from his work, carved laboriously amidst all the hustle and bustle of his studio cum workshop in the center of Jaipur. Exhibitions of his work have been held at Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur and Ujjain. His work is held in numerous private and public collections all over India including, the National Gallery of Modern Art and Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi, besides at various temples around the world. Rajendra Mishra has won many accolades and awards for his art, including the 47th National Academy and Kalidas awards. He lives and works in Jaipur.