Rama Rao

Dr. (Mrs) Rama Rao, is an ardent devotee of Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. A distinguished exponent of both the classical and popular forms of Indian Music, Rama has repeatedly enthralled her listeners with technical virtuosity, voice culture and range. Having received her inital training from her guru Doraiswamy Naidu in Nellore, Rama graduated with a diploma in Caratic Music from Andhra Pradesh Music Board. She further honed her skills under the tutelage of Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr S.Ramanathan of Madras.

Over a span of twenty two years Rama has performed widely in all major cities of Australia and is a veteran of well over two hundred concerts. In addition to Telugu, she can sing with ease in different languages: HIndi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, and Marathi. Rama has pioneered the provision to provide this support to Kuchipudi and Bharat Natyam concerts in Australia. Rama has realased two devotional music albums:"Sai Ravali" and "Swaptagiri Swaralu".

Before immigrating to Australia, Rama was a performing artiste with the All India Radio. Her concerts have been telecast by both the Melbourne and Madras television stations. Rama has accompanied the legendary T.M. Soundarajan, the icon of Tamil Film Music in Austrarlian Concert Tour in 1996 during his Melbourne and Sydney music concerts.

Rama has been honoured by the Dravida Cultural Association , Telugu Association of Australia Inc and Tamil Society of Melbourne for her meritorious service to the community at large through music. She has initiated and actively participated in anumber of music and dance concerts for charity.

She is the founding director of the Krishna Ravali School of Carnatic Music. Rama is a Senior Research Chemist by profession and the mother of two children.