Ven Begamudré was born in South India and moved to Canada when he was six. He has also lived in Mauritius and the United States. He lives in Regina, Saskatchewan.

He has an MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina. He has been writer-in-residence for the University of Calgary’s Markin-Flanagan Distinguished Writers Programme, the University of Alberta’s Department of English, the Canada-Scotland Exchange, Regina Public Library, McMaster University’s Department of English, and the Yukon Public Libraries.