Raj Adgopul was born in the village of Solapur in central India.
His father was an alcoholic and committed suicide when Raj was just two years old and his mother died from a self-inflicted insulin overdose in 2018.
He was raised by his mother and stepfather, both of whom abused him throughout his childhood. He suffered physical, emotional and sexual abuse and was neglected most through of his childhood and teenage years. Due to the pre-verbal years of neglect and abuse he suffered whilst growing up and formed a disorganised attachment style. Disorganised attachment style is the worse combination of Anxious & Avoidant attachment behaviour. He was formally diagnosed by a psychiatrist with traits of Emotional Unstable Personality, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Despite the many setbacks Raj managed to get out of his village, completed his nursing training and lived in Mumbai for four years. During that time, he lived in a room with twenty-three other people, his own personal space in the room being just a six foot by three-foot piece of floor, with no bed. The years in Mumbai set him up for life and helped him achieve a mindset of unshakeable resilience.
When Raj arrived in England in 2002, he had just five pounds in his pocket and the will to survive. He completed a degree and postgraduate in early years child psychology at the University of Plymouth, started a family and in 2019 managed to get onto the O2 stage in London to give a Tedx Talk. He continues to develop both his own personal journey and use his experiences to help others on their own journey.