Jai Zharotia was born in Delhi in 1945. He did Fine Arts from the Delhi College of Art. He worked in Bal Bhawan on children's educational projects, before becoming a lecturer at his alma mater. He has received several awards in his career, from the 1979 Sahitya Kala Parishad Awards and 1980 Silk Screen Prints to the AIFACS award in 1987 for Ceramics and Drawing and the 1993 Lalit Kala Akademi National Award for painting. He has been part of several prestigious group shows and workshops in India and abroad and has had more than 25 solo shows across the globe. His paintings are part of several institutional and private collections in the country and outside. He works between India & London.