Badri Narayan born in Secundrabad is a self-taught artist, who has explored several mediums: namely, painting, mosaic and ceramic tiles and print-making in wood cuts and engravings.
He has been exhibiting since 1949, and has held several solo exhibitions along with invitations to participate in several group exhibitions. Badri Narayan has also been invited as a participant to biennales and triennials
Badri is also an accomplished writer, his articles on folklore, mythology, short stories and tales for children have appeared in print. He has both written and illustrated several books. He has conducted art workshops and narrated stories to live audiences of children in television studios, at children camps and also in institutions for the juvenile delinquent and the handicapped young. Badri is a firm believer that in spite of the onslaught of the electronic media the storyteller will be active again, and will continue to play an important role of generating warmth and understanding in human relationships.
Badri Narayan has written an extensive paper on the Art of the Child and the Modern Painter.
Badri Narayan is a keen student of Indian philosophy and Sanskrit and has been awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India.
Badri Narayan lives and works between Mumbai and Bangalore.