Dharmendra Rathore was born in Salari, Rajasthan in 1965. He completed his Diploma in Painting from the Rajasthan School of Art, Jaipur in 1990 with a First Class. In 1993, he obtained his MFA from the Delhi College of Art, New Delhi. From then on it has been a journey for Rathore in the art world.
Rathore has participated in several exhibitions both in India and abroad. His works have travelled to Denmark, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Mauritius and have been featured in exhibitions like-“Harmony Show”, “Save the Children” and “The Joy of Life” He has also participated in the First Biennale of Contemporary Art held in Arad, Romania in May, 2005. He has also won various scholarships from AIFACS, Rajasthan Biennial, State Lalit Kala Academy and a fellowship from Ministry of Human Resource Development in appreciation of his works. Rathore commitment to art is also visible in his experience as an art restorer for over a decade.