Kandi was born in a village, now a part of Telangana. He obtained his degree in painting from JNTU College of Fine Arts & Architecture, Hyderabad in 1998.
Kandi shows his affinity and affection for his homeland in his works. The works celebrate the many moments and episodes from his village. He recreates them on his canvas keeping the unpretentious and natural attractiveness of the village folk intact. The works exemplify group of women, and at times, men, engrossed in their mundane acts of work and recreation.