Nina Rao

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 in New York in 1996. For many years Nina has been Krishna Das’ business manager and accompanies him musically as well. In 2007, she recorded the track ‘Nina Chalisa’ on Krishna Das’ CD “Flow of Grace” ; January 2013 she released her debut album, “Antarayaami-Knower of All Hearts”; August 2018 her second album “Anubhav” was released. Nina regularly leads kirtan, workshops, and retreats in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York and beyond. For more information visit She is also chairwoman of which supports conservation of wild tigers and all species in their natural habitat in India. In addition she hosts a guest podcast series on the Be Here Now Network.

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