ABSTRACT Considering the existence of very large amount of available data repositories and reach to the very advanced system of hardware, systems meant for facial identification have evolved enormously over the past few decades. Sketch recognitio n is one of the most important areas that have evolved as an integral component adopted by the agencies of law administration in curren t trends of forensic science. Matching of derived sketches to photo images of face is also a difficult assignment as the considered sketches are produced upon the verbal explanation depicted by the eye witness of the crime scene and may have scarcity of se nsitive elements that exist in the photograph as one can accurately depict due to the natural human error. Substantial amount of the novel research work carried out in this area up late used recognition system through traditional extraction and classificat ion models . But very recently, few researches work focused on using deep learning techniques to take an advantage of learning models for the feature extraction and classification to rule out potential domain challenges. The first part of this review paper basically focuses on deep learning techniques used in face recognition and matching which as improved the accuracy of face recognition technique with training of huge sets of data. This paper also includes a survey on different techniques used to match com posite sketches to human images which includes component - based representation approach, automatic composite sketch recognition technique etc. INTRODUCTION As per the researches carried out, a complete face recognition system includes two patterns of face detection and face recognition: 1) Structural similarity and 2) individual local differences of human faces. Therefore, it is required to extract the features of the face through the face detection process. The evolution of face recognition is due to its technical challenges and huge potential application in video surveillance, identity authorization, multimedia applications, home and office security, law enforcement and different human - computer interaction activities. Facial recognition technology (FRT) is one of the most controversial new tools. It was first devel oped in the 1960s.