Born in 1932 in Banjar Padangtegal, Ubud, Raka Pudja is the father of Anak Agung Gde Anom Sukawati, and the son of Anak Agung Gde Meregeg. As he got more involved with Golongan Pelukis Ubud, his anatomical figures tend to be more realistic and volumetric. However, still, he is holding on to Balinese traditional decorative elements. His painting themes are varied from market scenes to dance or music performances.
Raka Pudja has been involved in many exhibitions both in Bali and Jakarta. His paintings are also included in various prestigious auction houses, including those in Singapore, Amsterdam, and Den Haag.