Born in Mumbai and a graduate of Business management; Kalpana is a self-taught artist, a collector and gallerist. A passionate collector with a keen eye for contemporary art, she had already amassed a considerable private collection when in early 2000 she set up the prestigious Tao Art Gallery in the heart of Mumbai. The gallery showcases Indian Contemporary Art & has promoted many upcoming artists & has showcased renowned artists too. With the impetus of Kalpana’s relentless drive and determination, the gallery has curated numerous shows in India as well as internationally in New York, London, Tokyo and Singapore. In January 2007 she founded the Tao Art Foundation, an organization which donates funds for the benefit of art, culture and humanity. The foundation aims to encourage young artists and ensure that they get due recognition in their respective fields. She remains extremely passionate about promoting the arts through her philanthropic endeavours.