Sukhdev Dail was born in a small village in Punjab. He graduated from the Delhi
College of Arts in 1962. From there he covered the four corners of the world from Tokyo to Paris, and from Canada to Chile in order to experience the art of the world. He was as fascinated with sculpture as with paintings and created his first larger than life-size piece titled "The Archer" at age 23. It graces the grounds of the Teachers College in Phagwara where he taught for two years.
He left the security of job and homeland and headed for Europe by way of the Orient Express and a trek over part of the Persian Desert. Upon arriving in Brussels, he studied at the Royal Academie Palace des Beaux Ats and held his first solo exhibit in 1966 at the Gallery Romain in Brussels.
A job offer in Canada brought him to a job as an animator. He was then invited by Bill Hanna in Hollywood to become director of animation. He also became director of animation at Warner Brothers and Universal.
Sukhdev continued to work on his own art and was given a one man show at the Ankrum Gallery in L.A. In 1985 he held a retrospective at the Chandigarh Museum in India.
His most recent local project is a sculpture titled "Sea Breeze" for Laguna Beach to be placed at the main beach.He was selected from 3 finalists from around the state.
Sukhdev resides locally but continues to travel annually to Europe and India where he stops in his studios to create new work.