Nandini Bagla Chirimar grew up in Jaipur, India, and started her art education at College of Art, New Delhi. She came to the USA in 1987 on a full scholarship from Cornell University, where she completed her BFA in Drawing and Painting. She did her MFA in Painting with Grace Hartigan at the Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art. She was awarded a residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture for the summer of 1991. In addition, she learned viscosity printing from Arun Bose and spent four years in Japan studying woodblock printing (Moku Hanga) with Taika Kinoshita. 
Nandini has shown her work many international venues, including Twelve Gates Gallery, Philadelphia; Queens Museum of Art, New York; Gallery Espace, New Delhi; Ganges Art Gallery, Kolkata; India Art Fair, New Delhi, Loft at Lower Parel, Mumbai; Exhibit 320 Gallery, New Delhi; Allen Gallery, New York; Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata; Ono Gallery, Tokyo; CWAJ Print Shows, Tokyo; Taubman Art Museum, Virginia; AHAF Art Fair, Korea; SLICK II Art Fair, Paris. 

Her work is in many public and private collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, US Department of State, Art in Embassies Program, RPG Collection and Bucks County Esthetics Center. Her work has featured in the New York Times, Vogue India, Artblog, Kajal Magazine, The Telegraph and many other publications. 

Nandini was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant in 2016 and the Wave Hill Winter Workspace Program in 2019.  She lives and works in New York City, and teaches at Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and the Manhattan Graphics Center.