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’s business manager and accompanies him onstage. In 2007, she recorded the track "Nina Chalisa" on Krishna Das’ CD Flow of Grace. She has since recorded the albums Antarayaami—Knower of All Hearts and Anubhav. Nina regularly leads kirtan, workshops, and retreats in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York and beyond.