Balendu Singh was born in the earstwhile State of Bikaner. Growing up in a family of hunters, Balendu came to know about animal life at an early age. He never took part in shooting any endangered animal or bird in his life. Balendu went to boarding school at St. Xavier's in Jaipur and then was accepted at St. Stephen's College, Delhi where he graduated from in History and Political Science. Always a sportsman, Balendu played football and was a Clay Pigeon shooter. He now represents India in Para Clay Target Shooting Internationally. His knowledge and love for nature made him turn away from hunting and he started capturing animals in camera. Dev Vilas is a place where he can share his passion and love for nature with his guests and also accompany them of safari.