In his half a century as a photographer, Raghu Rai has won many national and international awards and accolades including being nominated in 1971 by Henri Cartier Bresson to Magnum Photos. His solo exhibition has travelled to London, Paris, New York, Hamburg, Prague, Tokyo, Zurich and Sydney. His photo essays have appeared in Time, Life, GEO, the New York Times, the Sunday Times, Newsweek, The Independent, and the New Yorker.
He received the Padma Shri in 1971. Raghu Rai currently lives and works in New Delhi.