Son of the renowned artist G R Santosh, Shabir Hussain Santosh had the good fortune to be brought up in a family of artists. He was exposed to a world of creativity, painting and poetry early on. It is however not always easy to shine and set a mark when you are part of a family of renowned artists. It can be hard to work under their shadow. But Shabir has worked hard to emerge as an artist in his own right with distinct style of his own.
Shabir completed his bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the College of Art, Delhi in 1986.