Born 1958, S. Harshavardhana did his post graduation in Bio Science, from Birla Institute of Science and Technology, Pilani followed by a diploma in Business Management. A self taught artist he left his successful career as a Bio Scientist to pursue his passion for art which seems given his upbringing amidst art and artists as the son of Late Master Jagdish Swaminathan. Harshavardhana paints on both paper and canvas in an clear abstract oeuvre. Textured geometrical figures and inverted triangulars are common in most of his works that suggest influence of tribal art and symbols that add a distinct appeal to the work. The artist is actively involved in workshops in India and Abroad. He lives in Delhi and works from his studio at home.