Born and brought up in Kolkata, India, Sajal Sarkar did his BFA in Drawing & Painting from Govt. College of Art and Craft, University of Calcutta in 1989.
In 1995 Sajal did his Post Graduate Diploma in Printmaking from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India.
He has won several awards including The Elizabeth Greenshields foundation, Canada in 1996 & 2005, Senior Research Fellowship from Cultural Ministry of India in 2011-12 and from Gottlieb Foundation in 2021.
His works are in collection with the Library of Congress, DC, National Gallery of Modern Art and Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi along with several private collections internationally.