Born in Ayyavadi, Tamil Nadu, R. Sundarajaju completed Diploma in Painting  at Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kumbakonam in1975.

Worked at Weavers Service Center (Govt.of India) as Asst.Director (Designs)


IAF New Delhi by Forum Art Gallery, Chennai in 2016, ‘Plethora Of Gods’ in 2015, ‘Alaipayude’ in 2013 at Forum Art Gallery, Chennai, Bengaluru in 2013, Concurrence’ at Forum Art Gallery, Kochi in 2012, Gallery Art & Soul, Chennai, ‘Women 2011’ at Forum Gallery, Chennai in 2011, ‘Present In The Past’ at Hotel Taj Mount Road by Forum Art Gallery, Chennai in 2010, ‘Celebrating The Line’ at Parvathi Gallery, Chennai in 2008, ‘Middle Path’ at Chitrakala Parishad, Bangalore and at Parvathi Gallery, Chennai, Ray Gallery, Chennai in 2007, ‘Contemporary Artists Of South India’ at Kuhu’s Art Gallery, London in 2003, ‘Contemporary Indian Art’ Art Motif Gallery, New Delhi and Surya Gallery, Hyderabad in 2001, ‘Vision & Attitudes’ at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, Curiosity Art Gallery, Visakhapatnam, ‘Senior Artists of A.P.’ at Patnaik Art Gallery, Guntur in 2000, Surya Gallery, Hyderabad in 1999, ‘Within The Frame’, New Delhi, ‘Deities’, Hong Kong, ‘Myths’, New Delhi, ‘Human Forms and Art’ at Regional Centre, Chennai, Surya Art Gallery, Hyderabad, Indian Contemporary Painting, C.C.M.B, Hyderabad, ‘Women In Indian Art’ at Grand Kakatiya Hotel & Towers, Hyderabad in 1998, ‘An Ode To Independence’ Air Gallery, London, ‘Indian Beast’ Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi, ‘Raj’ at Grand Kakatiya Hotel & Towers, Hyderabad, ‘Vision & Attitudes’, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, Surya Art Gallery, Hyderabad and ‘Contemporary Indian Painting’, C.C.M.B, Hyderabad in 1997, ‘Within The Frame’, Visual Art Centre, Hong Kong, Surya Art Gallery, Hyderabad and  ‘Women in Indian Art’, Visual Art Centre, Hong Kong in 1996, Surya Art Gallery, Hyderabad, ‘Contemporary Painting’, Visual Art Gallery, New Delhi and ‘Expressive Line’, Apparao Gallery, Chennai in 1995, ‘The Nostalgia Collection’, Berlin in 1993, ‘Society for Promotion of Art’, Hyderabad and ‘Utsav’by Citi Bank, Mumbai in 1992, ‘Drawing India’ at Regional Centre, Chennai and ‘Image of Rural India’, Max Muller Bhavan, Hyderabad in 1991, ‘Past and Present Artists of W.S.C’, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Inter State Exhibition, Mumbai and New Delhi in 1985, ‘Group Five’ Max Muller Bhavan, Bengaluru in 1984, ‘Padaippu’ at Regional Centre, Chennai in 1983, The Association of Young Painters and Sculptors’, Mumbai in 1978.


Apparao Gallery, Chennai in 1998.


Second Indian Drawing Binnale, Chandigarh in 1994, State Award, Tamil Nadu Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai in 1990, National Award (for Design), New Delhi in 1986, All India Drawing Exhibition, Hyderabad in 1981, Andhra Akademi of Arts, Vijayawada in 1979.

ConCurrenCe at Kochi - December 8 - 16 , 2012
Present in the past - August 23 - 15 , 2010
The Madras Canvas @ KL - April 1 - 30 , 2010
Alay Payudhey - November 23 - 30 , 2013
IAF - Delhi 2016 - January 14 - 17 , 2016
IAF - Mumbai 2016 - October 6 - 9 , 2016
Identity and Experience - 2019 - November 20 - 29 , 2019
Woven Narratives - May 17 - 19 , 2021

R. Sundararaju