Raj has a strong public health and medical background. Raj worked as a medical doctor in India before immigrating to New Zealand. He gained postgraduate qualifications in public health from the University of Auckland.
Following his graduation, Raj has worked in the NGO sector for a number of years before moving on to his current role as the project manager for Waitemata and Auckland DHBs Planning, Funding and Outcomes Unit. Raj currently lives in Auckland with his wife and daughter.