Education and career
Pradeep was born in Kushinagar. He received an LLB degree from Banaras Hindu University, and an L.L.D (Honorary) from Invertis University, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is ex-Director of the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA), a statutory agency under the aegis of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. He is also the President of Society for Human Rights and Civil Liberties (SHRCL). Rai was designated as senior advocate under provisions of Section 16(2) of the Advocates Act. In 2018 he founded national news channel APN Live. Rai founded an e-library of data books of Supreme Court of India which he later donated to Banaras Hindu University.. Rai also travelled and lived in both The United States as well as the United kingdom for a while.
Pradeep Rai represented many notable politicians, actors and Government organizations of India.
- Pradeep Rai represented Mr. Amitabh Bachhan in 2007 for the controversial land in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.
- In 2016, Rai defended Sanjay Duttfrom Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA).