Balkrishna VithalDas Doshi was born in Pune, India. He studied at the J. J. School of Architecture,
He is an Indian architect, who is considered an important figure of South Asian architecture and noted for his contributions to the evolution of architectural discourse in India . He is known for his contributions to the architecture of Indian Institute of Management
After having worked for four years between 1951-54 with Le Corbusier in Paris, B. V. Doshi returned to Ahmedabad to supervise Le Corbusier's projects. His studio, Vastu-Shilpa (environmental design), was established in 1955.
Doshi worked closely with Louis Kahn and Anant Raje, when Kahn designed the campus of the Indian Institute of Management,
Ahmedabad. In 1958 he was a fellow at the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. He then started the School of Architecture (S.A) in 1962.
Doshi is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and has been on the selection committee for the Pritzker Prize, the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, and the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. He is also a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects.
Apart from his international fame as an architect, Dr. Doshi is equally known as an educator and institution builder. As an academician, Dr. Doshi has been visiting the USA and Europe since 1958 and has held important chairs in American Universities.
He did a cameo role in Mani Ratnam's O Kadhal Kanmani, playing himself as well.