Born on 17 October 1979 in Jaipur, Rajasthan, Shri Gagan Mishra received training in theatre arts at the Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, under the guidance of Shri Sartaj Mathur. He also underwent advanced training in lighting design at the Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Akademi and Rajasthan University. He is also trained in mime art and puppet-making. A recipient of the National Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, he has been awarded the Yuva Natya Nirdeshak award from Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Akademi (2013). Shri Gagan Mishra is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2016 for his notable talent in the field of stage lighting.