Born 1964 in Patna, Neeraj completed his Bachelor and Master's degrees from the Delhi College of Art. A painter of considerable repute, his work has been exhibited in several solo and group shows across India and Abroad. He received the prestigious Bharat Bhavan Award at the Second Biennial of Contemporary Indian Art held at Bhopal in 1988, followed by a Research Fellowship from the Lalit Kala Akademi the same year. Neeraj has also worked as a muralist and a portrait painter and his work are much sought after by serious collectors in various parts of India and overseas. Neeraj lives and works in New Delhi.