Dhiraj Deshmukh was born in Kolhapur and educated in Pune. He is a Mechanical Engineer from College of Engineering Pune and holds a PGD in Intellectual Property Rights Law from National Law School, University of Bangalore. After corporate experience of over five years with the best in the automobile industry he decided to step out of the comfort zone and pursue his dream of being an Aviator. Post completion of Commercial Pilot License training from Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Udaan Akademi, he briefly worked with a start up dealing with mobility devices for specially abled people. He is presently working as a Commercial Pilot with the leading Airline of India.
He is a self-taught artist and a yoga practitioner. He is passionate about writing. When he is not flying the Airbus, he likes to connect with young students and help them achieve their dreams by sharing his experience. In this mission, being a published author was an obvious choice. His first book, ‘Who should not appear for UPSC CSE!’ is a genuine effort to bring out a comprehensive guide which contains everything that any interested person in UPSC CSE needs to know before he starts preparing for it.