Chandan has done post graduation (Master of fine arts) in 1998 from Banaras Hindu University in Commercial arts (Illustration) and Graduation from the same University in 1996.After Post Graduation he has done the Traditional Animation Course from Heart Animation Academy in Hyderabad in 1999 and a course on Maya.
He started his carrier as a key animator and Pre-production artist in Colorchips India Ltd (2001), and later on worked for some of the Major Animation studios in Hyderabad like Dataquest entertainments, AMM Studio etc. During this period he has worked for production houses like Disney Studios, Mondo Media, Marvel comics, Nelvana, Kellogs commercials etc. Apart from feature animation he also worked extensively in gaming industry as Art director. Some of the projects he worked on are Dhoom2, Ghajini and Archie’s Riverdale run the first 3d game made on Archie world during his tenure in Fx Labs in Hyderabad.
He has also worked as a senior faculty teaching Animation and Art & Design at Institutes such as Colorchips animation training, ICAAT (International collage of Animation art and technology, Hyderabad), Picasso Animation collage, Mumbai.
As an Illustrator he has done many comics for Tinkle and a special issue of comic book for Archie comics. He has also written and Illustrated a book on computer basics for kids named “Apu’s Compu”, published by Shishu Sahitya Samsad , Kolkata.