Smrutikanta Rout was born and brought up in Bhubaneswar. He has studied Fine Art from B.k. Collage of Art and Craft, Bhubaneswar and did Masters in Sculpture from Utkal University of Culture. Rout is a site speci c installation artist, lm maker, stage designer and an art activist. He also exhibited his art work in other cities of India and abroad and also participated in many workshops and artist in residencies.