Laxman Aelay was born in 1964 in Andhra Pradesh. He completed BA in painting from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University College of Fine Arts in Hyderabad. The artist is heavily inspired by the village life that he witnessed in his childhood. The men, women, animals, houses, plants, come alive on the canvas with his use of bright colours, play with light and strong details.
He has participated in many group shows within the country and outside. The contemporary artist has been awarded by the Hyderabad Art Society in 1995. He lives and works in Hyderabad.