Padma Rigzin is from Hemisshukpachan village in Ladakh, India. After completing his school education in Ladakh, he moved to mainland India to pursue higher education. He studied political science and journalism in Delhi and later worked for Millennium Post newspaper. After journalism, he moved to pursue research at Ambedkar University, Delhi. He worked on an action research project with the Kondh tribe in central India for his MPhil thesis at Ambedkar University. Presently, he is pursuing a PhD in Sociology at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.