Born in 1974 in Mumbai, India, Kallat received his BFA degree in painting from the Sir J. J. School of Art in Mumbai in 1996. Kallat's work incorporates varied media including painting, large-scale sculptural installations, photography and video. He regularly exploits images and materials chanced upon around Mumbia's sprawling metropolis; affording his works an inherent spontaneity and a handcrafted aesthetic. He unites these various mediums through enduring themes such as the relationship between the individual and the masses, a vein that is dominant within his work. He references both his own personal experiences, in conjunction with those of Mumbai's other infinite inhabitants. He has been part of numerous museum exhibitions at venues including the Tate Modern, London; ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe, and the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, and has participated extensively in biennial and triennials, including The Guangzhou Triennial, China; The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Australia, and The Gwangju Biennale in Korea, and has contributed to important group exhibitions throughout the world. He writes frequently on the subject of contemporary art, plays a role as trustee of the India Foundation for the Arts, and is represented by Haunch of Venison, Arario Gallery, and Chemould Prescott Road.