Born in 1969, Kalyan Joshi comes from a lineage of Phad painters of as early as the 13th century. Kalyan Joshi started painting at the age of 8 with his father Shri Lal Joshi who was an acclaimed Padma Shri honouree. He has experimented with new stories, contemporary style and line drawings. He is the founder of Ankan Artist Group. Since 1990, he has conducted 200 workshops at various schools all over India, and SPICMACAY. He received National Award by Govt. of India, 2010; National Merit Award by Govt. of India, 2006; Gauri Shankar Mehta Award, Maru Parampara, 2008. He has been a part of many prestigious exhibitions in India as well as in International exhibitions.
The artist lives and works in Bhilwara, Rajasthan.