Nina Rao learned traditional chants (bhajans) from her grandfather in a village in south India when she nine years old.
The chants quietly stayed with her until she rediscovered chanting with Krishna Das – a well-known leading chant artist in New York in 1996. For many years Nina has been Krishna Das’ business manager and accompanies him musically as well. Nina tours with Krishna Das, playing cymbals and singing with him, and was honored in 2013 to accompany him at the Grammy Awards webcast performance.
- In 2007, she recorded the track ‘Nina Chalisa’ on Krishna Das’ CD “Flow of Grace “
- On January 2013 she released her debut album, “Antarayaami – Knower of All Hearts”
- On August 2017 her second album “Anubhav” was released. Nina regularly leads kirtan, workshops, and retreats in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York and beyond.