After getting a degree in biochemistry,received an MA in Image and communication from Goldsmiths College.
He wrote corridor, India’s first graphic novel published by Penguin(India)and Vertige Graphics (France) His second novel Barn Owl’s wondrous Capers, on the scandals of 18th century Calcutta was published in 2007 by Penguin (India) and Denoel (France)
He has received several fellowships, such as the MacArthur fund, Indian foundation for Arts, Charles Wallace trust award, Egide bursary in Paris, fellow Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart and recently was a fellow of the Institute of Advanced studies, Budapest.
He is currently exploring crossover of media including video, performance, murals and graphic novels. His drawings and videos have been exhibited at the museum Fondazione Sandretto re rebaudengo, Torino, 2006, IfA gallery Stuttgart, 2006, IFA gallery Berlin, 2005, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London June 2003, Oxo tower, Barge House, London July 2003, Karton Gellery, Budapest, 2007, Kunstmuseum Bern, 2007, Project 88, Bombay, Khoj Live Arts, 2008.
His films have fetched awards, such as Digital film festival, Delhi, Mocha film award, Bombay.
Sarnath Banerjee additionally runs a publishing house, Phantomville, that exclusively publishes graphic novels and has been awarded the 2008 Best young publisher award by the British Council. He has published The believers and Kashmir Pending.
He is currently showing at the Sao Paolo Bienal and has a forthcoming exhibition at Mori museum, Tokyo.