Born in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, Ankur Rana did a course of Art Appreciation from the National Museum of art, New Delhi before doing BFA in painting from the College of Art in Delhi in 2003, and followed it with a further Master's degree in same field painting.
In his early days his varied experiences during a creative project in re-designing Indian traditional pashmina Shawls with a Textile firm has impacted his paintings in the form of Indian traditional motifs and designs. His compositions come in a colourful juxtaposition of pop imagery with contrasting background in bright palette with a liberal use of silver and metallic colours. His contemporary art style is a mix of pop art with a touch of surrealism and carrying a different concept in every second creation done by him.
Rana works as full time freelance artist in art field and settled in Delhi.