Born in Kolkota in 1935, Sakti Burman studied painting at the Government college of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata and later the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris.
Since 1954, he has held several one-man exhibitions in India and abroad including a major showing most recently Sakti Burman - Now and Then, UNESCO, Paris, 2008.
His works have been included in several group participations such as the Paris Biennales of 1963, 1965 and 1967; the Salon d’Automne, Grand Palais, Paris 1975 and 1994; Peintres Visionnaires, Belford Museum, Belford; Contemporary Indian Art, Yokohoma 1993; Contemporary French Painters, Iran 1975; Fifth International Triennale, New Delhi, 1982; Sigmund Freud's Interpretation of Dreams, Historische Museum der Stadt Wien, Vienna, 2000; Art of Bengal, Past and Present 1850 - 2000, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai and CIMA, Kolkata, 2001; Faces of Indian Art, Art Alive, New Delhi.
Along with painting in oils and watercolour Sakti Burman has produced several graphics including an album of sixteen limited edition lithographs illustrating Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali. After dabling with wood carving in the early 1970's the artist produced and exhibited a substantial body of bronze sculpture in 2009.
In 1975 Sakti Burman, a monograph was published by Imprimerie de Blayac, France and Sakti Burman - Dreamers on the Arc by Manasij Majumder published by Pundole Art Gallery, 2000; besides several inclusions in other prestegious publications.
Sakti Burman now divides his time between Paris, Anthe and New Delhi.