Balaji was born and brought up in India, and moved to Britain when he was 20. He worked for the
British Medical Journal for a year, before completing an undergraduate degree in maths and neuroscience from King's College, Cambridge.
He is now studying towards a doctorate in German and English Literature at the University of Oxford.
He has written for the
Times Literary Supplement,
Pink News, the
BMJ, and a few other publications.
He wrote for the Huffington Post between March 2012 and July 2013.