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.
His works are a riot of warm and cool colours used together to create a vibrancy that relates to the villages of India. The fluorescence of the colours leaves a deep impression on our minds and play all the right heart strings. The women clad in effervescent sarees with subtle prints and men in traditional, organic colours project an unrivalled sense of authenticity. It depicts an ethereal, rural, Telangana, where women hang keys to their Mangal sutra and men wear silver amulets. They sport vermillion bindis that reflect deep-rooted Indian culture. They emulate scenes of confabulation where the locals converse with their eyes and share glorious stories. Their whispers emanate from the paintings as we look into their mysterious eyes. Kandi uses his work to portray the diminishing culture of the village folk and popularise the rich culture that rural parts of India harbours.