Ravi Nair was born in Kerala in November 1973. He completed a post-graduate degree in economics from the University of Calicut in 1995. Thereafter, he worked in the corporate sector till 2014 before becoming a consultant. He has written for various publications and websites, including Janta Ka Reporter (where he broke the story on the Rafale scandal in November 2017), the Wire, MoneyLife, NewsCentral, Frontline and Newsclick. He lives in Delhi with his wife Sunu Maria Abraham and their children Abhay and Aaditya.