Born in 1968, Sujata Achrekar studied art at the L.S Raheja School of Art, which was followed by a Diploma in Art Education at the J.J School of Art, Mumbai. One of the major themes she pursues in her works is the symbolic portrayal of priests, set against the backdrop of pilgrimage centres. Figurative in style, her paintings often depict Sanskrit verses. Sujata has had 3 solo shows at the Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai and has participated in more than 20 group shows between 1990 and 2006, including shows in Hong Kong and Singapore. She received the Maharashtra State Award for Portraiture in 1990 and 1992 and the Bombay Art Society Award in 1995. In 2005, she was awarded by the NGMA Women Artist Camp.