Born in 1946, Nerur Par (Maharashtra), Kolte received his diploma from Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai in 1968. He later joined Sir J. J. School of Art in 1972 and taught for 22 years till he retired in 1994. He has held many solo shows across the country and abroad and participated in group shows including Contemporary Art in Maharashtra, 1975; VI International Triennale, Lalit Kala Akademi; I National Bharat Bhavan Biennale, Bhopal in 1986; Six Indian Painters, Yugoslavia, Ankara & Istanbul in 1985; Contemporary Artists from SAARC countries, NGMA, 1992; Three Artists, Hong Kong, 1995; Galerie Foundation for Indian Artists, Amsterdam, 1996; “Modern Indian Art”, New York, 2001; “Tatva- The Elements”, London, 2006. He lives and works in Mumbai.