A native English speaker, he was born in Darjeeling, India and attended India’s premier boarding school, The Doon School, growing up in the British schooling tradition.
His varied achievements included being the Captain of his House, Secretary of the School Music Society and Editor-in-Chief of the school’s Yearbook. Upon graduation, he was selected to represent The Global Education & Leadership foundation as an International Scholar and a Member of their Global Leaders Forum.
He was hand-picked as a Trustee Scholar in 2014 by the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, where he successfully completed double degrees in Economics and Film & TV Production, at the same time. His degree in Film is from the prestigious School of Cinematic Arts, USC and the degree in Economics is from the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, USC. His GPA in film is an outstanding 3.8 out of a possible 4 and he received the Gold Medal for the Thematic Options Honors Program.