Atul began exhibiting and selling his work in the early 1980s following his graduation from Sir J. J. School of Art in Mumbai where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He furthered his academic training at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1991 to 1992 subsequent to a scholarship awarded by the French Government.
Atul has had several solo shows in India and exhibited in Reflections and Images at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi and Mumbai, 1993 and Trends and Images at CIMA, Calcutta, 1993. Outside India, he has exhibited at Gallery Apunto, Amsterdam in 1993, participated in The Richness of the Spirit, Kuwait and Rome in 1986-89, India - Contemporary Art World Trade Center, Amsterdam 1989, Exposition Collective Cite Intemationale Des Arts, Paris 1992. He was given the Sanskriti Award, New Delhi in 1995.
Atul is married to fellow painter Anju Dodiya and lives and works in Mumbai.