Benj graduated from the Cambridge University in History of Art in 2008 where he focused on the painting of Titian. After working for the charity, the Art Fund, he worked as a specialist in Modern British painting at Portland Gallery, London, with a particular focus on the Scottish Colourist, F. C. B. Cadell.
Since leaving university Benj has toured and tutored frequently in London and Italy. He now teaches Art History full time at a central London independent school. He was a choral scholar at Cambridge and has sung frequently for a variety of professional choirs.