Farai Mangenda was born in Nyanga. He went to school and left at grade six level because his parents had passed away, so no one could pay for his school fees.
He then started to learn how to sculpt in 1994. He works on heads and figures. He is a father of 8 children. He enjoys working on hard stones such as Verdite, Springstone and Fruit Serpentines. He is currently working at The Chitungwiza Arts Centre.