Jeevenundhan (Jeeva) Rajgopaul was born in Dundee, KwaZulu Natal. He grew up in Clairwood, Durb an and attended Chatsworth High School. He qualified as a Physical Science teacher at Springfield College of Education, Durban. He taught Science in schools in KZN, Cape Town and Gauteng. At present he is working as a freelance documentary photographer.
He was the first South African to receive the Earnest Cole Scholarship for Documentary Photography at UCT in conjunction with Duke University, USA, which enabled him to study photography at the International Centre for Photography in NY, USA.
His works have appeared in a number of books, magazines and newspapers. He has given photographic workshops in many centres in South Africa.