Vinitha Anand was born in Trivandrum in 1964, She is the great grand daughter of artist Mangala Bai Thampuratti, sister of the world famous artist Raja Ravi Varma. Vinitha developed an interest in art while in school and her artistic talents in oil and water colour painting were enhanced under the expert guidance of artists B.D. Dethan and Ravishanker.
Her work was fIrst exhibited to the public in 1988 in association with the Rotary Club of Trivandrum. Her second solo exhibition was held in 2000 at Suryakanthi Art Gallery, Trivandrum, the third one at Kerala Lalit Kala Akaderni, Kochi in 2001 and the fourth one at Kovalam Ashok Beach Resort (ITDC), in 2002, the fifth one at London in 2003 andthe sixth one at Taj Resort Kovalam in 2005. She has also participated in several other exhibitions organized by various societies in Kerala.
Vinitha graduated from the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning in 1984, after which she earned diplomas in Interiog Designing & Decor & Computer Aided Designing. She currently resides in Trivandrum and Married to Ananda Kumar, an active social worker. She completed an International Post-Graduation in Medical Training, on an Introductory course on Art Therapy from Coimbatore, Tamilnadu in 2013.
Private - Singapore, USA, UAE, Maldives, London, Kochi, Trivandrum, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai.
Institutions - Mahe - Kalagramam, Kollam - Sopanam, Achuthamenon Memorial Auditorium (Sri Chithra Medical Centre), Trivandrum
Gurus - Artist B.D.Dethan, Artist Ravi Sanker (Paintings)
Artist Varghese Punalur (Skeching)
Artist Sculptor V.Satheesan (Sculpting)
Encouragement & Guidance - Shri.M.V.Devan, Shri.C.L.Porinchukutty