Born in 1964, Govinder Nazran began his artistic training at Bradford Art College where he studied Graphic Design from 1980 until 1983. He then went on to study at London Art College where he completed a Diploma in Graphic Design, specializing in Illustration in 1985.
After graduating, Nazran moved to London and approached as many major publishing companies as possible with his design portfolio, eventually landing a job designing illustrations for Children, focusing primarily on Indian-based illustrations. After just six months however, he moved to Cambridge and continued to work as a freelance illustrator. Moving back to Bradford in 1987, Govinder took up a position as a designer for a greetings card company with responsibility for product design and development. Then, in 1990 he joined an artist's agency where he worked on licensing and product development, later directing photographic shoots.
Rising through the ranks, Nazran continued to develop his works further until he gained the position of Photographic Art Director with a mail order catalogue company, spending the next year traveling around the world on fashion shoots. Missing the quiet life however, Nazran returned to Saltaire in 1993 to work freelance on card designs with a variety of major publishers.
After decades of design and illustration experience had built up, Nazran felt it was the right time to take on the Fine Art world and in 1999 he joined Washington Green, having a numerous amount of his originals put into print. Since then, Govinder has produced a line of beautifully brilliant works and even sculptures, having collectors of his works all across the world in countries such as the UK, US and Japan. Following an accident in his home in Saltaire, Govinder Nazran passed away in 2008.