Neermala Luckeenarain was born in Mauritius. She completed her MA in Visual Arts in Brighton, UK, and was awarded a PhD from Poona University, India.
Neermala received a number of international awards including Certificate prize ABBA Art Institute, Mumbai (1979), Gold Medal Ministry of Tourism (2011) and award at the 9th International Women Exhibition in England (2012). She is also Citoyenne D’Honneur de la ville de Curepipe, Mauritius. Her most recent shows have taken place in the National Library of Port Louis (2010), New Delhi (2014), Canada (2013), West Bengal India (Arrival of Immigrants, 2000), and National Museum of Mauritius (2009)