Ravinder Reddy was born in Suryapet village, Andhra Pradesh in 1956. He did his B.A. and M.A. in sculpture at M.S. University, Baroda (1975-82). Between 1982 and 84 Reddy studied in London sculpture at Goldsmith College of Art and Ceramics at the Royal College of Art adding terracotta to fiberglass as his steady medium. From 1984 to 90 he was a faculty member, then assistant director of the Kanoria Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad, eventually moving to teach sculpture at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.
Reddy's monumental female heads and nudes are among the most visible and recognizable examples of contemporary South Asian Art. He fuses pop and folk sensibilities with the traditions of Hindu sculpture. His works suggest a multifaceted femininity that is at once rooted in the past whilst embracing the contemporary world.
Reddy's solo exhibitions were held at Art Heritage, New Delhi and Bombay 198 1, Contemporary Art Gallery, Ahmedabad 1982, Max Muller Bhavan Hydrabad 1989, CCA, New Delhi 1990, Sakshi Madras, Bangalore 1095-96, Sculpture, New Delhi 1995, Traditions/ Tensions, Asia Society, New York 1996. He has received junior and senior fellowship from the Department of Culture, Government of India 1991-93, 1995- 97, LKA awards in Gujrat 1980 and national one 1980, a Sanskriti Award in arts New Delhi 1990.
He was one of the first contemporary Indian artists to draw critical attention in America following his show at Deitch Projects in 2001. He appears in collections such as that of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts, USA; Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan; Frank Cohen Collection, UK; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, USA; and the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia; in addition to attracting attention at various international contemporary art auctions.