Jain’s parents discovered his artistic talent accidentally. They were looking for an activity for him to do in the summer so they bought some canvas and paints. He was only 12 years old at the time. According to his mom, Nina, Jain is inspired by the environment that surrounds him. “[Niam] paints what he sees and feels. He paints in layers allowing the viewer to have a conversation with Niam.”

In 2017, he became the youngest recipient of the ANOKHI Awards, which recognize achievements of people from the South Asian community. ANOKHI is a South Asian entertainment, lifestyle, media and events company.