Rajesh is the youngest child of Mr. Gopikishan and Mrs. Gawara Devi, who came from a traditional Marwari family. He had two brothers and two sisters. Suraj Ratan Rathi is his eldest brother. During the summer holidays, their family would frequently visit an Ashram in Ramchandrapur (Nabadwip, District Nadia, West Bengal), famous for Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Lord Krishna's renowned devotee. At the temple, he started playing the Khol Drum. He was five when he started playing the drum. His father introduced him to a Tabla tutor, who happened to be Gowardhan Kaka, his uncle. His interest in music grew, and he began to play the Harmonium, Dholak, Tabla, and Bongo. He went to Gyan Bharti Vidyapeeth, where he attended primary school. His teacher was a music lover who pushed him to sing. In sixth grade, he gave his first stage performance in school on the Republic Day Function, singing a classic patriotic song from the Hindi film Sikandar E Azam (1965), 'Jahaan Daal Daal Pe Sone Ki Chidiya.....'
After completing seventh grade, his family relocated to Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, since his older brother was promoted to Vice-President of a new nylon and polyester yarn manufacturing company. He completed the rest of his schooling at Vikram University, earning a bachelor's degree in science and a master's degree in economics. He won numerous singing competitions at Ujjain's school and college levels and founded an amateur orchestra group.
Aside from music, photography has become his favorite pastime. When his brother got him an 8mm Movie Camera with a Projector, his focus shifted from still photography to movie photography. Then he began filming Home Movies of significant family events such as weddings. He took the FTII admission exam after graduating. Unfortunately, he was placed third on the Waiting List. Following this, he and his older brother began a cold war. Although his older brother was a connoisseur, he always encouraged his musical and photographic interests. He began shooting a documentary about the lifestyle of the primitive Bhil Tribe who lived in the Jhabua region in Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat State in 1980, after completing his M.A. He spent two years producing, directing, writing, photographing, editing, and composing the background score for his first professional film, 'Glimpses of Bhils,' a 30-minute documentary film shot on Super 8mm in English.
He married Kavita in 2011. He got his big break as a director with the English Feature Film Desires of the Heart .' Solila Parida Bio coming soon... >> Read More... , an Indian producer, residing in New York Click to look into! >> Read More... , produced this. This film was selected for the 'Sedona,' 'Macon,' 'Hoboken,' and 'Cenflo' International Film Festivals 2014 in the United States and earned the 'Best Foreign Language Film' award at the 'L.A. Femme International Film Festival-2013' in Los Angeles.It was also premiered at the 'Cannes Film Festival' on May 17, 2014. On November 6, 2015, it was released in theatres across India.