Abhinav Kumar was born on the 28th of August 1987 in Patna, Bihar. He spent many of his early years studying in Lakhisarai and at the Bishop Westcott Boys School in Ranchi, Jharkhand. In 2003, he began his 11th and 12th boards at MMCC (Marathwada Mitra Mandal College of Commerce) and later graduated with a bachelors degree in B.com from the University of Pune. Aside from his studies, Abhinav Kumar was active in several non-profits such as CYDA and raising funds for Greenpeace. He shortly worked in a call center for Travelocity and various sales processes.
In August 2009, Abhinav Kumar was awarded a full scholarship to pursue his degree in International Management from the University of Trento. He received his master's degree in the faculty of Economics in 2012. During graduation, he took on an internship doing business development and market research for a Pharmecatucial company Fidia from north of Italy.
In 2012, Abhinav Kumar joined trivago as the Country Manager for India with the mission to establish and grow the brand within the market. He became an overnight sensation for his role in ubiquitous trivago ads. He is commonly referred to as ‘Mr Trivago’ or ‘the Trivago guy’ in the punchline of social media memes.