Vidya Rao

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Vidya Rao
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at Gujarati Literature Festival, Ahmedabad, December 2016
Background information
Born Hyderabad, India
Occupation(s) Singer

Vidya Rao is an Hindustani classical singer and writer. She is popular for her Thumri and Dadra.[1] She wrote a book on the late Naina Devi, Heart to Heart: Remembering Nainaji

Life and career[edit]

Vidya Rao grew up in Hyderabad. She did her graduation in Madras, she joined the Delhi School of Economics to do M.A. in Sociology.[2]

She worked with Centre for Women's Development Studies as a researcher for five years before quitting to concentrate on music.[2]

She renders poetry of mystics like, Amir Khusro, Kabir etc.[3]


  1. ^ Kuldeep Kumar. "On a delicate note". The Hindu. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Glimpses of Naina". The Hindu. December 8, 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Jyoti Nair Belliappa. "Cascade of thumris". The Hindu. 

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