Vidya Rao is an Hindustani classical singer and writer. She is popular for her Thumri and Dadra. She wrote a book on the late Naina Devi, Heart to Heart: Remembering Nainaji
Life and career:
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.
She worked with Centre for Women's Development Studies as a researcher for five years before quitting to concentrate on music.
She renders poetry of mystics like, Amir Khusro, Kabir etc.