Born in 1962 into a poet's family in India, Fawad Tamkanat acquired a Master's Degree in Fine Arts after specializing in Commerce. Fawad has held many solo and group shows in India and abroad. He has also participated in the International Installation Workshop TIDE, Denmark 1996.
Fawad has worked with renowned European print makers in workshops conducted in 1996 and 1999. He has worked at the Graphic Studio Kirsten Kjaers Museum Denmark 2001. He was also the recipient of University Gold medals during his B.F.A. and M.F.A. at the Central University, Hyderabad, India.
His works are a part of numerous collections including NGMA, New Delhi; Vingsted Centre, Denmark; Peter Mullers's Collection, Germany; Prof. Tomleigh's Collection, U.S.A; Lalit Kala Academy New Delhi; and many other public and private collections across India and abroad. Fawad lives and works in Hyderabad.