Kavan was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Upon completing the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London in 2011, he moved on to the BA Fine Art course at the same institution, graduating in 2014.
He has partaken in numerous exhibitions and projects, including two solo exhibitions, Cinnamon Colomboscope's 'Shadow Scenes' and the second edition of Colombo Fashion Week’s Frame showcase. In addition to this, Kavan was the project coordinator for the global art initiative, Imago Mundi. He assisted the artist Amanullah Mojadidi in the organisation of an island-wide collection of artworks for Sri Lanka’s respective 2016 edition. The publication of the project is being realised by the Benneton Foundation in Italy, titled 'Reimagining Ceylon.'