Although Mukundraj received initial guidance in Indian classical music from his mother, Mrs. Manjiri Deo, a well known Kathak Dancer, the Late Pt. Brijraj Mishra of Banaras Gharana & Pt. Mridangraj of Ajrada Gharana were his teachers in tabla. He was awarded a National Scholarship (1990) and a National Fellowship (1999) by the Government of India. He holds a degree of Sangeet Visharad in tabla and is a recipient of TALMANI title from Sursinger Sansad of Bombay. An 'A' grade artiste of All India Radio & Doordarshan, Mukundarj is a college graduate in commerce.
For the past few years, Mukundraj has been performing all over the world as a soloist and as an accompanist to many well known performers of instrumental and vocal music as well as Kathak dancers. Among them are artistes such as Pandit Jasraj, Begum Parveen Sultana, Pandit C.R. Vyas, Dr. Prabha Atre, Pandit Prabhakar Karekar, Mrs. Arti Alkalikar-Tikekar, Pandit Birjoo Maharaj, the Late Nataraj Gopikrishna, Ustad Rais Khan, Dr. N. Rajam, Pandit Kartik Kumar and Shri. Satish Vyas.
He has travelled with many of these musicians throughout India and many countries of the world. He has been invited to perform in several prestigious music festivals and conferences throughout India and abroad.