Sisir was born in 1963 in Bankura, West Bengal. He studied art at Kala Bhavan, Santineketan, and holds a Bachelor's and Master's Fine Art Degree in painting. Sahana also holds an Advanced Diploma in stained glass painting from Central St. Martin's College of Art & Design, London (1994). He is the recepient of the Merit Scholarship from Kala Bhavan, Santineketan (1982-89); Commonwealth Scholarship nominated by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Dept. of Education, Govt. of India, (1993-94); he was an invitee on a fellowship at Wheaton Village, USA by the Creative Glass Center of America (2000).Sahana has received awards from Kala Bhavan, Santineketan, 1986; Samakalin Chitrakala Parishath, Assam in 1989; Bombay Art Society, 1993 and Hyderabad Art Society in 1995. He has participated in numerous All India art exhibitions since 1987.Sahana's solo exhibitions include showings at major cities in India through 1989-2001. He has participated in many art camps and group shows throughout India and has shown abroad at the Cochrane Theatre, London (1993,94) and Chon & Wolfe Young Artists Exhibition,London (1994); Knap Gallery and Raw Gallery,London (1994) He was visiting lecturer at the College of Fine Arts, JNTU, Hyderabad in1991-92 and also worked as Art Teacher in the Hyderabad Public School from 1989-93.