Bandenawaz Badshah Nadaf was born into a poor family in Mumbai on 5th February 1987. He was born with a birth defect of both his upper limbs i.e. Right hand with a very short stump and the absence of a left hand. However, despite their difficulties, Bandenwaz’s family helped him to learn to write with his foot. He attended a Hindi medium school up to Class VIII and was a very good student. Slowly his love for art took direction and he began to paint with his foot. Soon he became an accomplished foot painter and won prizes in several Inter-school and national level art competitions in India
Bandenawaz is totally independent in the activities of daily living like eating, dressing, shaving, and bathing, etc. He is also a very good cook and can play the tambourine. He is an excellent swimmer and won 2 gold medals in the National Swimming Championship for the differently abled. He is also a Yellow Belt in Karate and also learned to drive four-wheeler on his own. Overall, other than being an accomplished foot painter, he is a wonderful sportsman who has participated in the Mini Olympics for the Disabled and won several prizes in various disciplines. Bandenawaz has been a Member of MFPA since 2015.