C Jagdish was born in Hyderabad, India in 1956. After winning his first paper sculpture prize at the All India Miniature Exhibition, Jagdish was awarded a grant scholarship to work at the prestigious Garhi Studio in Delhi. The largest grant offered to independent artists in The United States, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award was awarded to Jagdish in 1993. He was born and resides in Hyderabad, India. He started as an independent artist by creating papier-mâché puppets that developed into beautiful life size mask and figures. Cultivating his sculpting technique and perfecting his skill lead to his receiving the British Council and Charles Wallace India Traveling Grant for study in Britain. He Continues to work on three continents, with studios in India, Great Britain, and the U.S.