Born in London, England in 1971 and studied photography at the London College of Printing.
After leaving the course in 1994, he was awarded The Independent Newspaper Photographer Traineeship. Kalpesh worked for The Independent as a staff photographer for one year before freelancing for the national newspapers in the UK for 6 years covering news and features. In 2000 , he gave up working for newspapers and made the decision to work on long term projects and magazine and commercial assignments. In the same year he was awarded a 1st Arts prize in the World Press Photo. In 2003, he embarked on a long term project documenting the lives of Widows in India, receiving The W.Eugene Smith Fellowship and Churchill Fellowship. He is currently is working on a series provisionally titled “ Wilmington/Mingo ” in the USA and his first book “ Lost in the Wilderness” will be published in 2014. Kalpesh continues to work for the leading international magazines on documentary and portraiture assignments alongside personal projects.