Sanjay Shelar is a young artist from Kolhapur tradition of realistic school. He completed his G. D. Art from Kalaniketan Mahavidyalaya, Kolhapur. Though his main subject of interest is portrait and figure, he is also in constant search of new subjects for landscapes and still life paintings.
Amongst the many awards he has received, some are - Bombay Art Society Medal, 2002 - Art Society of India - 2002,2009 - Maharashtra state Govt. Award His works of art have been published in many prestigious magazines like International Artist. He has exhibited his works in Nehru Centre Art gallery, Jehangir Art gallery, Ray Art gallery and many others art galleries. Shelar has conducted more than 60 workshops and demonstrations in various institutes and art schools.