Born in Mysore, Karnataka in 1941. He received recognition as a painter early in his career, being awarded a National Scholarship by the Government of India in 1964, while he was a student at the Government College of Art, Madras. He received a National Award from the All India Lalit Kala Akademi in 1967.
Vasudev has participated in several important group exhibitions in India and abroad. His works are represented in many individual institutions and corporate collections worldwide. He has been on the Executive Board of the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi and has worked as a selection committee member twice for National Exhibition of Art. Lastly, Vasudev is a founder-member of the ‘Cholamandal Artists Village’, Chennai.
He lives and works in Bangalore.