Chandrakala Devi was born in the village of Ranti in Bihar, India. Chandrakala learned about Madhubani art by watching the women in her village, the masters of the art, practice, and has been practicing Madhubani art since her childhood.
Chandrakala has been the sole wage earner in her family of 9 since the passing of her husband 25 years ago, when she began selling her artwork to support herself. Chandrakala’s paintings are marked by their strong sense of proportion and a sensitive observation and visualization of the nature around her.
Chandrakala has participated in several group shows curated by Manisha Jha, including the India Habitat Centre, The Nehru Centre Art Gallery, the Sir Seewoo Sagur Ram Goolam Art Gallery, the Crafts Museum, and the Rajeev Gandhi Bhawan. Currently, Chandrakala Devi lives and works from her home in Madhubani.