Born on 8th of April, 1966 in village Prehta Nagrota of Tehsil Basohli Distt. Kathua, Justice Justice Sanjeev Kumar had his early Education in Local Govt. Middle School. He ranked 10th in his matriculation from Govt. H.S.S. Basohli in 1981. After graduating in Science from Govt. Degree College Kathua in 1985 completing LLB from University of Jammu in 1988, he was enrolled as an Advocate by J&K Bar Council in Feb. 1989.
He worked as Govt. Advocate in the Srinagar Wing of the High Court of J&K from 1992 to 1993 and then from 1994 to 1995. In the year 1995, he was appointed as Government Advocate for Jammu Wing and remained as such till 1998. He represented almost all Govt. Departments and PSUs. He was on the Panel of Advocate General for more than two years and represented Forest & Finance Departments including Commercial Taxes and Excise Department of State in the Jammu Wing of High Court. He was also the standing counsel for J&K Service Selection Board for almost six years between 2006-2012. Justice Kumar practiced mainly in the High Court and had more than two hundred reported judgments to his credit.
Justice Sanjeev Kumar was administered the oath of Office as the Permanent Judge of J&K High Court on on 06.06.2017