Born in Uttranchal, Donovan received his education in Kalimpong, Darjeeling. He is a graduate and now pursuing a degree from the University of the Arts- London. In 2008 he was selected by the Saatchi and Saatchi group for contemporary art among the best 40 artists in Britain. Donovan has exhibited his work in Delhi, Baroda and Mumbai. His first solo was held in Delhi in 2006 at the Arpana Caur Fine Art Gallery and currently he lives in London.