Although Nandini grew up learning Carnatic music, she doesn’t recall attending many concerts. She believes, the Rasika or art lover in her grew rather organically, being casually surrounded by Carnatic music over the years, listening to her family’s favorite musicians’ cassettes and CDs. Like most parents, once her son was exposed to Indian classical music and dance, she naturally sought out to increase the exposure and provide the right platform for him and kids like him. “Performance is a huge motivating factor until the students cross a threshold and that’s what attracted me to Ra-Ve”.
Nandini partnered with Srividya to pioneer ‘Sargam’ in NWA for seven years before she joined the board in 2020. As the Secretary of Ra-Ve, Nandini takes special interest in projects that increase the awareness of Indian art forms among high-schoolers and educators. With many in NWA cultural circles, now familiar with some Indian classical art forms, she would like to expand and deepen the circle in the years to come.
Nandini has a Masters in Marketing from Thammasat University in Bangkok.