Born in Nizampur, Medak District, Telangana in 1940.
Laxma studied at the College of Fine Arts and Architecture, Hyderabad and from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Vadodara.
Since 1965, he has held several one-man shows in India and abroad. He has also participated in several important national and international exhibitions some of which are Contemporary Indian Art, Royal Academy of Art, London (1982) Contemporary Indian Art, Grey Art Gallery, New York (1985) Indian Art Tomorrow, The Phillips Collection, Washington DC (1986) Contemporary Art of India: The Herwitz Collection, Worcester Art Museum (1986) Wounds, Center of International Modern Art, Calcutta and National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi (1993) In 1974, he set up a print studio in Hyderabad and he has participated in the ‘Prints Exhibition’ at the Royal Academy of Art, London during the India Festival and in 2000 he was invited for the Y2K International Exhibition of Prints, National Taiwan Arts.
His work has been commissioned by a number of prestigious institutions and organizations his pieces are with several collectors all over the world which include the Davida & Chester Herwitz family collection, gifted to Peabody Essex Museum Masanori Fukuoka & Glenbarra Art Museum, Japan Ebrahim Alkazi & Art Heritage, New Delhi and the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi amongst others.
He has won several prestigious awards and honors with the most recent being the Padma Shri (2016) Telangana State Award (2015) Prafulla Dahanukar Lifetime Achievement Award (2015) Gagan Abani Puraskar from Vishwa Bharati University Shantiniketan for outstanding contribution to art (2012) Gold Medal, Annual Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, Andhra Pradesh (1971) Gold Medal, Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad (1969) Silver Medal, Hyderabad Art Society, Hyderabad (1968) Annual Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, Andhra Pradesh (1966-70) Annual Exhibition, Lalit Kala Academy, Andhra Pradesh (1962) Represented in Sao Paulo Biennial, Brazil (In concurrence with the Cultural Ministry, Government of India (1977)
Laxma lives and works in Hyderabad, India.