Born in Chennai in 1965, K. Ramanujam became a national scholar from 1962-64. He was a student of K.C.S. Paniker, the principal of Government College of Arts and Crafts, Madras. Under panicker’s influence, he joined the Cholamandal Artists Village, Madras. Most of his works were pen and ink drawings and combined the Eastern folktales and fantasies with the Western baroque, mixed with his personal dreams effortlessly and created his own unique style. In 1965 he participated in the Commonwealth Arts Festival in London; national art exhibitions of the Lalit Kala Akademi and in the group shows in Mumbai, Chennai and New Delhi. Some of his works are part of the Collections at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, State Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai and Gallery Chemould, Mumbai.
Ramanujam died in 1973.