I grew up in Faridabad (an Indian city) and still live there. I was not at all into computers during or after school. During my childhood, owning a computer was a luxury, and school was the only place to access it and use MS Paint.
After my schooling, I started learning French and got the idea to build a mini version of Facebook for my French school. However, I had zero ideas on how to write code or what it takes to build an app. So I contacted a dev shop to check how much it costs to build a social network website, and voila! They quoted so high that I cannot collect that money even if I work for 2-3 years at a regular job.
This triggered me to explore how to make a website. The initial efforts were to look for a website builder, then I discovered HTML and slowly PHP. After many failed attempts to build a social network in PHP, I decided to scratch the idea and find a PHP job instead; and the rest is history.