Raj Nair published his first poem at the age of eleven. His notable literary works include, Nishabdathayile Theerthadakan (A Pilgrim of Silence, Novel), Punyam Aham (Limpid Souls, Screenplay and Film) and Bouquet of Colours (new Novel).
He is also a writer-director of feature and documentary films. He was educated at the university of London, Hong Kong and Harvard and is an author of several scientific publications and books.
Raj is the grandson of author, Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai.