Shammi Bannu is a National awarded and celebrated Indian Miniature Artist,who comes from the family lineage of miniaturists.The family has practiced the craft of miniature painting for over seven generations.They were original court painters for Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II,the founder of Jaipur (India).Shammi Bannu has learnt and practiced this art form from his father famously known as Bannuji (Ved Pal Sharma) in India.Shammi Bannu’s father is considered as the last master of the craft, his work in the field of restoration has been fundamental to the preservation of the craft in India.


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Academic Details:

1987-1991 Bachelor Of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) In Wall Paintings; Frescos
1991-1992 Rajasthan State Student Award


2014 National Award For Miniature Painting (Rashtrapati Puruskar By The President Of India – Pranab Mukherjee)
2013 Made A Big Painting For ADANI.’Tree Of Life’ Size—15 Ft X 11ft
2012 Was Invited For Demonstration In ALGERIA, At The International Festival Of Miniature And Illumination.(Went To Algeria In October 2012)
2010 Decorating Wall Paintings In “Jal Mahal” A 250 Years Old Monument
2007 Article On The Movie “THE DARJEELING LTD.” In Dainik Bhaskar On 21st March.
2006 Made One Of The Largest Pichhwai Paintings (Size – 10 X 50 Feet) In 18 Days Time For A Hollywood Movie “THE DARJEELING LTD.
2005 Visited London for private Demonstration of miniature Paintings
2005 “Methods and Material of Pichhwai Painting” book launched at National Museum, New Delhi.
2004 Miniature Painting Demonstration At “FORUM” Barcelona, Spain In June
2003 Article in Hindustan Times 25th March Demonstration on Akbar’s “Humzanama” at Victoria & Albert Musem London in April
2001 Nominated for National Award for Mastercraftman
1994-1998 Managed – Indian Miniature Painting Studio in Jaipur with my father Late Ved Pal Sharma Bannu Ji.


2015 Group Show In Lalit Kala Academy (DELHI)
2009 Exhibition In “Weibulls Art Gallery” Denmark, Stockholm Exhibition In “Simrosa Art Gallery” Mumbai, November
2000 British High Commission, New Delhi INDIA Exhibition Of Pichhwai Painting-Oct To Nov
1999 Exhibition In “Art And Action” In July “Dean Clough Art Gallery” – July To August
1998 Exhibition “Vedic Art Gallery” University Of Lowa, USA
Exhibitor And Demonstrator “Art In Action”, Oxford UK In July Lecture And Demonstration At Oxfordshire In July.
1994-1998 Managed – Indian Miniature Painting Studio In Jaipur With My Father Late Ved Pal Sharma Bannu Ji
1993-1994 Exhibitor & Demonstrator At The Indian Art Fair, Nancy, France


  • Contemporary Paintings
  • Embossed Work
  • Mughal Paintings
  • Pichwai Paintings
  • Vedic Paintings


72, Shree Vihar, J.L.N. Marg
Behind Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur-302018
M: +91 94143-06605
E: Shammibannu@Yahoo.Com Or Shammibannu@Gmail.Com