Born in 1957, Delhi. Kanchan received her formal training in Painting and Printmaking at various institutions and in different continents including the College of Art at Delhi, Kunsthochschule at Berlin, Ecole Des Beaux Arts in Paris and Art School at Santiago in Chile. Later she joined the Delhi College of Art first on a research fellowship and then as a teacher for a few years before turning freelance. Her earlier work was primarily in print making featuring tribal imagery of the Shakti cult while in her subsequent work she took to collage and brightly painted female torsos, bedecked with sequins, silver leaf and beads, portraying the fertility, the erotic and the sensuousness of female form and her multiple roles in life. This infatuation with feminine issues and body has now expanded to incorporate other female legends mainly Freda Kahlo, mixing embellishments, photographs, drawing with painting on canvas, wood and other material. Accolades to her credit include AIFCAS Delhi and Print Biennale Bradford UK awards. Her work has been exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions in India and other countries including Australia, London and Nepal and found its place in varied collections including the V&A London, Fukuoka Museum Japan, Mumbai Airport and Air India amongst others. The artist lives and works in Delhi.