Keyan Mianji was born in Baltimore, Maryland while both his parents were studying at universities in America. Three years later, the family moved back to Iran, and then to Sydney, Australia, as a result of the Islamic revolution around 1981. Mianji completed a medical science degree in 1996 and attempted the GAMSAT exam for entry into medicine, but missed out by a very narrow margin. His luck changed when he was given an opportunity to work as a laser hair-removal therapist for Babak Moini and Dr. Ronald Binetter. He was made a junior partner, and over the ensuing years, managed to buy out the partners and own three clinics outright. It was after the darkest years of his life, when he was completely lost, that he began a journey to find true happiness.