Jagdeep Smart, whose art revolves around Indian mythology, puppetry, magic and much more was born in 1956. His interest in art was nurtured by his artist uncle Vasudev Smart, which led young Jagdeep to acquire a Masters degree from Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Baroda. He later became a well-known professor of Fine Arts department at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. Being a budding poet, he translated the biography of artist M. F. Hussain in Gujarati. He had sketched few buildings through his artistic flair. Besides painting, he has shown path to budding artists and students through art festival promotions and curriculum designing. He had exhibited his works extensively across India. He had been bestowed with several awards including award for painting by UNICEF, Gujarat Lalit Kala Academy award, Kalidas Academy award, among others. He breathed his last in 2009 at the age of 53.