Lalitha Lajmi was born in Kolkata in 1932. This self-taught artist began painting in the early sixties. Being one of the best watercolorist in India, she has held solo shows in several prestigious galleries in India including the Prithvi Art Gallery, Pundole Art Gallery and gallery 7 in Mumbai, Apparao Galleries in Chennai and Art Heritage in Delhi. She says Indian films have been largely influential on her work. Especially the films that were made by Guru Durr, Satyajit Ray and Raj Kapoor. She was the recipient of the Government of India Junior Fellowship from 1979 to 1983. She lives and works in Mumbai.