Anith Kumar was born in a slum in Bangalore, India. His father works as a mason and his mother works as a kitchen maid at a private school in Bangalore. His younger brother dropped out of school at the age of 13 and started working as a car mechanic. Anith graduated from Shanti Bhavan School in April 2010, and has since completed an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from St Joseph's College, Bangalore. He lives with his parents and siblings and now works with Ernst & Young in Bangalore.
I never expected to be flying in my first plane at age 22. A month and a half ago Canadian Madeleine Grant emailed me, inviting me to the 2014 Hot Docs International Documentary Festival to be held in Toronto. She has a made a documentary film on my classmates and myself called The Backward Class.
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