Akhil was born in Hyderabad, India, brought up in Nairobi, Kenya and is now building a career in South Africa running two specialist web development companies. He graduated from the University of Cape Town (UCT) with a first-class degree in Computer Science and Information Systems as well as a postgraduate qualification. Today, Akhil owns and runs Zaio, which focuses on training and placements for software developers.

His core expertise lies in web development as a Full Stack Developer (React JS and Node JS), having worked in a number of projects (see his Github here). While still a student, he built his skills as a Computer Science tutor at UCT, became Chairperson of the UCT Developer Society, and became an Intel Ambassador. Work aside, Akhil also represented Kenya in cricket and chess.