Born in 1979, Aari, Madhya Pradesh, Sanju Jain received her Master’s Degree in Painting from Indore in 1990. She has been facilitated by various awards like the All India Kalidas Award in Ujjain (1989), Sanskar Bharti Award (1886), in 1997, 2000, 2001 and 2002 she received the Madhya Pradesh State Awards, the Raza Award (1998), 3rd All India Lokmanya Tilak Award in Pune (2002), All India Kala Academy Award (2002), so on.
As a child Jain was fascinated with the paper pulp baskets that the village women made. She has incorporated these techniques in making her paper pulp paintings. By mixing clay with some other ingredients, she churns it. The paste thus made is coated on the canvas to dry with glue from the Babool tree. She then wields her brush with colours that invoke sunrise and sunset, dawn and dusk, water and vegetation. Sanju taught Art in a school at Sehore for eight years during which her own learning process never stopped. Sanju is associated with the Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.
She currently lives and works in Bhopal.