Nanda Soobben was the only cartoonist of colour during Apartheid.
He lived in exile in Brazil and the United States where he exhibited his cartoons and watercolours.
He also painted a mural for ECO 92 in Rio and a Peace Mural in New York.
He received an Amnesty International Award at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco, A United States Congressional Award from Speaker, Nancy Pelosi and a Doctorate from the Durban University Of Technology. His works are in the Nelson Mandela Collection, The Killie Campbell Collection, The Luthuli Museum and the Smithsonian.