Ramchandran graduated with Malyalam Literature from Kerala University before going on to study art at the famous Visva Bharati University at Santiniketan. He has held several solo shows in New Delhi and Mumbai. Ramchandran makes a strong case for Indian aesthetics and for the use of classical Indian images to articulate an ideological position. The painter converted to using archetypal Indian imagery only after years of painting in the modernist vein. His chosen medium of painting is oil on canvas, and bronze sculptures. Several books have been published on the artist and his work. The artist lives and works in New Delhi and Kochi.