Born in 1957, Chotu Lal is a post graduate in drawing and painting from Udaipur University.
He was awarded a gold medal with the post-graduation degree. He won a silver medal at the 17th Annual All India Exhibition of Painting, Udaipur. He is also the recipient of the State Art Award at the 31st Annual Art Exhibition, Jaipur and the Kalidasa Consolation Prize, National Kalidasa Exhibition, Ujjain. His works are in numerous public and private collections in India and abroad.