Santanu Bhattacharya was born in 1944. He studied Diploma in Fine Arts & Craft, Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, 1966 and Post-Diploma in Mural Design & Painting in Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University. Baroda, 1968.
Santanu did solo shows in Santiniketan, Kolkata and Delhi . He participated some major shows in Academy of Fine Arts, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Gallery-La’mere, Genesis Art Gallery, Rashtriya Kala Kendra Attentive Art Gallery, Kolkata, A.I.F.A.C.S, Lalitkala Academy, New Delhi, Jahangir Art, Mumbai, Lalit Kala Art- Hydrabad, Lalit Kala Gallery Chandigarh, Switzarland and London.
At present Santanu is a Professor of Graphic Art , Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati.
He lives and works at Santiniketan.