Ankit Patel was born in Surat, Gujarat in 1957. He received a post diploma in creative sculpture from Faculty of Fine Arts, M S University Baroda in 1983.
His sculptures reflect many cross-currents; a style that is dynamic creating a fluid and curvaceous movement from solid matter. His forms create a rhythm suggesting the elasticity of the human body where flesh is breathing. His kinetic creations which exude from in every movement can only be revealed by his skill and presentation. Though most of the sculptures in bronze look the same in their colour and texture, he plays with the rustiness and roughness which creates a important role in his work.
Amongst many awards, he won the Rajasthan State Lalit Kala Akademi Award in 1989, 1991 & 1995, National Lalit Kala Akademi Award, New Delhi in 1995 and All India Art Exhibition award, Jaipur, 1993. He has had several solo exhibitions to his credit including exhibitions in Canada and China. His most recent solow show has been in 2012 at the Chawla Art Gallery in New Delhi. In 1999, Patel participated in the Triennale in New Delhi.
Patel lives and works in Jaipur, Rajasthan.