Born in 1984 in Kolkata, Bholanath Rudra studied painting at Rabindra Bharati University, graduating in 2013. He is a member of the Society of Contemporary Artists, Kolkata, which he joined in 2019.  

He was the subject of the solo shows States of Mind at Society of Contemporary Artists, Kolkata, 2018 and Mechanical Libido at Academy of Fine Art, Kolkata, 2013. His work has been featured in many group exhibitions, including 64th Annual exhibition of 'Society of Contemporary Artists', Birla Academy of Art & Culture (Kolkata, 2023), MURTA /AMURTA, Akar Paker Gallery (Kolkata, 2023), Hub India – Maximum Minimum at Artissima (Torino, Italy, 2021); Fluid Boundaries and Insights at Emami Art, Kolkata (2020); Annual Art Exhibition of Society of Contemporary Artists (2022, 2020, 2019, 2017); Annual Art Exhibition at Birla Academy of Art & Culture (2014, 2016, 2018); CIMA art gallery, Kolkata (2017); at Rajya Charukala Parshad, Kolkata (2017-19); in the International exhibition of Manab Jamin (2012-15); at AIFACS, New Delhi (2017); the State Art Gallery, Hyderabad (2019); at Karnataka Lalit Kala Akademi (2017); Kolkata Centre for Creativity (KCC) (2018); in the Annual Exhibition at Emami Art (2015, 2017); among others.  

Bholanath has participated in many art residencies, including the International Artists Residency Program at Kira A. Princess of Prussia Foundation (Germany, Italy), in collaboration with Emami Art (Sept-Oct 2022). 

He was felicitated with many awards, including the State Gallery of Art Award, Telangana Government (2019), Birla Academy Annual Exhibition Award (2018), Rajya Charukala Parshad Annual Award (2017), National Exhibition Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, Karnataka (2017) and All India Watercolour Exhibition Award, AIFACS (2017). His works were shown in the India Art Fair, New Delhi (2020). 

Bholanath Rudra lives and works in Kolkata.