Kausikan was born in London in 1990 and began to learn the piano at the age of seven. In 1999, he won a scholarship to attend the Purcell School of Music, London, where he studied the piano under Tessa Nicholson. He was offered top scholarships from the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music, but instead took up a place to read Music at Cambridge University, where he graduated with First Class Honours, and was the recipient of an Instrumental Award, the Donald Wort Prize, the Edith Leigh Piano Prize, and won both the CUSO and Cambridge University Musical Society concerto competitions. Kausikan is now on the Master of Music in Performance course at the Royal College of Music on a full ABRSM scholarship, where he studies with Ian Jones, and is an AHRC Scholar, supported by the Michael Whittaker Award at the RCM and the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund. Upcoming engagements include recitals in Newbury, Oxford, Wales and at the Royal Festival Hall, London.