11 years old world’s youngest abstract artist, ‘Picasso’ in making. Coloring the story of Shorya Mahanot

Shorya Mahanot

When Aditya & Pushpa named their little son as ‘SHORYA’ in the year 2006, they didn’t know this kid will prove that he has all the characteristics that mean ‘Shorya’! Shorya Mahanot, India’s child Picasso, also recognized as World Youngest Signature Style Abstract Artist stands true to his name. At barely an age of 11, Shorya has gained fame, pride and has shown his true bravery by keeping behind the conventional behavior and intellect of kids of this age. There is no looking back for Shorya who has got international acclaim with his art that leaves viewers surprised each time!

Quick Facts

Known As Shorya Mahanot
Father’s Name Aditya Singh Mahanot
Mother’s Name Pushpa Mahanot
imd1 for Painting Abstract Art
Birthday 28th October 2006
  • Invited as Speaker for TEDx JSSATE on 12th November 2017
  • “India’s child Picasso” recognition by The Guardian, London on 3rd July 2012
  • Recognition on Google search result as “World’s Youngest Signature Style Abstract Artist 2012”
  • Solo show at legendary cartoonist, Shri R.K. Laxman’s residence
  • ‘Amazing Kid Award’ given by POGO
  • International debut in U.S.A in March 2013. Shorya’s paintings selected amongst “Best of Art Expo 2013”
  • Featured artist at the Holtzman Gallery (World’s Largest Fine Art Gallery) at The Claridge, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.A.
  • In Collaboration with Microsoft in "Future Decoded 2017"; Shorya attempted his first few Signature Style Abstract Art(s)
    digitally on Surface Pro 4 gifted by Microsoft.
  • Many more
Place from Neemuch, Madhya Pradesh
Quote for Life “Art brings joy to life”

Team imd1 was curious to know his story from him & his proud parents. Read on as we share the pocket-sized powerhouse inspiration!

Beyond Painting

Favorite Personalities Jackson Pollock, Rabindranath Tagore
Inspiration Sanjeev Kapoor
Food I Love White Cheese Pasta
Food I Hate Cucumber
Had I not been an artist then... Chef
Like Vacations at Mumbai
Favorite Pass time Cooking, Photography, Gardening & Basket ball.
Favorite Dialogue “Hey maa mataajii” by Daya of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Favorite Movies / Series Home Alone, Baby’s Day Out and 3 Idiots
Favorite Actor / Actress Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone