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 also 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 lives and works in New York City. 
Nandini has shown her work many international venues, including Twelve Gates Gallery, Philadelphia; Queens Museum of Art, New York; 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; and in Erasing Borders Traveling Exhibitions. 

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, Artblog, Kajal Magazine, The Telegraph and many other publications. She teaches at several venues in Manhattan, including the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Studio and Manhattan Graphics Center. 

Nandini was awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant in 2016. She completed a solo exhibit of her work titled 'Unwritten Wills' at Twelve Gates Arts in Philadelhia in 2017. She is cureently participating in the Wave Hill Winter Workspace Program in Jan-Feb 2019, and the India Art Fair 2019.