Vidya was born in Mumbai, India. She has a Ph.D. from University of Mumbai for her thesis titled -Myths and Symbols in Pictorial Expressions as seen from Sanskrit and allied literature.
B.F.A. (Fine arts) University of Bombay, 1993; Post Graduate Diploma in Comparative Mythology 1992 and Diploma in Sanskrit, 1995.
Birth.Mark, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, 2007.
Tales from the Edge, The Guild Gallery, NY, USA, 2007.
Rewrite, The Guild Gallery, Mumbai, 2005.
The Catalogue, The Guild Gallery, Mumbai, 2003.
She has participated in group shows, some of which are Art Santa Fe 08, USA, represented by Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, 2008.
Group show of Indian Contemporary Artists, Gallery Sumukha, Chennai, 2007.
New Colours of Sumukha, Gallery Sumukha Bangalore, 2005.
Change of Address, The Guild Gallery, Mumbai, 2005.
Tribute to Picasso, The Guild Gallery, Mumbai, 2002. Anonymously Yours Lakeeren Art Gallery, in collaboration with British Council of India, 2000.
Awards received are National Cultural Fellowship by Majlis-India, funded by HIVOS Netherlands, 2002; Fellowship of Goa College of Art, Goa, India, 1983-84 and Best Student award at annual Art Exhibition, 1983.
In 2004, she presented Tolerating Intolerance, a public art intervention project as part of the bi-centenary celebration of Asiatic Society of Bombay.
She lives and works in Mumbai.