Savraj Kaur was born in London to an Indian businessman and short-story writer who journeyed through Iran and Kuwait to arrive in the U.K., and a housewife.
She attended school in West London before studying communications engineering in the city, where she entered a poetry piece that landed her amongst the finalists in a young writers’ competition. Unsure of her path, she accepted a full Master’s scholarship to University College London. Celebrating her graduation, she embarked on a volunteer expedition to Zambia, an experience which would affirm her keen passion for people and global issues.
On her return to the U.K., she worked in the private sector, but soon left to accept a communications internship at a labour rights organization in Southern India. This was followed by a second Master’s at King’s College London in 2010 with a focus on disasters and development. During her studies she worked part-time at the Frontline Club, made popular at the time for its strong links to Julian Assange. She then embarked on a full-time professional career in the not-for-profit sector, unexpectedly leading her to work on presidential campaigns in the United States and South Africa.
In 2013 Savraj was relieved of a brain tumour by a world-class surgeon with the NHS; this furthered her awareness of the privileges of her circumstance and thus the reality of a universal lottery of birth. It was then that she focused on working with principally social justice focused organisations, attending to communications and philanthropy.
Today she lives in London, building Savraj Kaur Ltd, a friendly agency with a bank of talented people she’s met over the years.