Born on October 1, 1947, Dalveer Bhandari studied humanities and law from Jodhpur University. He worked as an advocate at the Rajasthan High Court between 1968 and 1970. In 1970, the University of Chicago invited him for a six-week workshop on Indian law research. In the same year he began his Master of Law degree on scholarship in the United States of America.
Returning to India three years later, Bhandari continued his practice of law at the Rajasthan High Court. He shifted to Delhi in 1976 and served as a judge at the Delhi High Court till 2004, post which he took over as Chief Justice at the Bombay High Court.
As a judge at the Supreme Court of India, Bhandari has passed many landmark judgments one of which was granting divorce to a couple on grounds of “irretrievable breakdown of marriage”. His suggestion is now being considered for inclusion in the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.
Justice Bhandari is a member of the India Chapter of the International Law Association since 1994 and was also unanimously elected President of the India International Law Foundation in 2007 and continues to serve in the position.