Alok Ckakraborty, was born in Kolkata. He graduated in Fine Arts from the Indian Art College, Kolkata in 1987 and passed Teachers Training Art Appreciation from University of Kolkata in 1988. He had many solo shows since 1988 at Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi. He has participated in many Exhibitions in Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. He did group shows and art workshops in Kolkata, Chennai and New Delhi. He has won National Award in Painting from AIFACS in 1998, Certificate of Merit from Govt. of West Bengal in 1986/1989, Research Scholarship from Govt. of West Bengal in 1988-1992 and certificate of merit from Chandigarh in 1999. His works are in many public and private collections in India, France, Italy, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, Dubai and USA.