Surinder Mohan Dhami

Surinder Mohan Dhami

Born: April 13, 1957 at village Charnarthal Kalan (Patiala).


Born on April 13, 1957 at village Charnarthal Kalan (Patiala). Learnt early photography from my father Late Shri Jagmohan Lal Dhami and my elder brother Subhash Chander Dhami. My friend Vijay Ozo who I also consider my Guru taught me the essence of photography as an art which I otherwise would have learnt after a long span of experience in this field. I have always been motivated and goaded to put my best by Shri Jagmohan Chopra ji who holds a special place in my heart.


  • Awarded Panjab Lalit Kala Akademi award for 1984 in Photography section.
  • 3rd Prize in photography competition on “Panjab University Campus” “Life and Environment” March 26, 1990.
  • Two main awards in photography competition of Chandigarh – 2020 project of Chandigarh Administration March-April, 1995.
  • Special Award in Photo Section of competition organized by Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy in 2005.
  • 2nd Prize in photography competition organized by Tourism Department, Chandigarh in 2005.
  • Won prize in photography category organized by Chandigarh Lalit Kala Academy in 2006.


  • Participated in 3rd All India Photo Exhibition – 1996 organised by All India Fine Arts and Craft Society.
  • Participated in the National Photo – Exhibition 1991 organised by the Academy of Fine Arts, Sikkim at Gangtok, Sikkim on June 29, 1991.
  • Participated in all India photography exhibition organised by N.Z.C.C. on 17th of February, 1988-89.
  • Participated at Chandigarh Festival in Feb. 1987 organised by North Zone Culture Centre, Sheesh Mahal, Patiala.

Group Shows:

  • Group show held at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, Chandigarh from 18th November to 22nd November 1996.
  • Group show (IInd Get Together) held at Silpi Chakra Gallery, New Delhi.


  • Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh.
  • Fine Arts Museum, Panjab University.
  • Bhatti Studio, Mohali.
  • Astrologer Sh. P. K. Khurana. 

2294 , Sector 19 C, Chandigarh 160019


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Rani laxmi Bai Bhawan 2nd floor opposite
Gurudwara sahib sector 38-c Near fire station

City Chandigarh


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