Sanijs has studied percussion at Ventspils Music School. He was so excited about music and drums that he continued studies at Ventspils Music High School. Being a student, Sanijs started playing in Ventspils Big Band under the guidance of Renārs Lācis. Currently performs with Ed Rallidae, Girts Celmins Quartet, Ventspils Big Band, Ilona Balode, Roja as well as many other projects. Works as a teacher.