Guitarist for 1997's top selling band in the world, Hanson
- Performed on Letterman, Leno, and at the White House
- Keynote speaker at most music universities, conventions, etc.
- Autobiography published by Simon and Schuster
- Columnist for music magazines
- Author of top-selling guitar and songwriting instructional DVDs
Ravi shot to worldwide fame as a member of the 90's band Hanson,
performing in front of millions of screaming teenage fans in scenes
reminiscent of "Beatlemania." Their triple Grammy nominated
chart-topping song "Mmmbop" catapulted the band into
the music stratosphere, taking Ravi to stages at the White House,
Jay Leno, David Letterman, Saturday Night Live, Today Show, Good
Morning America, Madison Square Garden, and others. His book Dancin'
with Hanson, written on tour as guitarist of that year's top-selling
band in the world, was published by Simon and Schuster. Ravi continues
to tour regularly under his own name.
whiz" – Musician Magazine
fine, richly textured voice and a degree of mastery of his instrument
that calls to mind early Clapton and Duane Allman"
- Offbeat Magazine
the turn of the millennium, Ravi began giving motivational presentations
and penning articles with the theme of Integrity, positioning
him as one of the industry's most outspoken advocates for Artistic
Integrity and Truth in Marketing. Electronic Musician,
Music Inc., Music and Sound Retailer, and other magazines publish
his articles, and Berklee College of Music, NAMM (National Association
of Music Merchants), NARAS/Grammy, and other globally renowned
institutions host his lectures and keynote addresses.
delivers practical knowledge from a vast store of experience in
a style that is both soulful and engaging."
- Berklee College of Music
skillful presenter, always offering creative and practical business
solutions in a language that our arts-based industry understands."
- National Association of Music Merchandisers (NAMM)
is also an endorsing artist and/or clinician for more than a dozen
product manufacturers, an advisor to various non-profit organizations
providing music education to the underprivileged, and the author
and talent of multiple guitar and songwriting instructional video
courses produced by TrueFire including 1-2-3 Songwriting
and the award winning Learn Guitar in 21 Dayssold
worldwide online, in big-box retailers, and in collaboration with
Bret Michaels on Home Shopping Network (HSN).
2008, Ravi added "pilot" and "aviation motivational
speaker" to his résumé. Bringing some rock
and roll into aviation in order to make "one of humanity's
greatest achievements" more accessible to a new generation,
Ravi's insight into pilot psyche is unique given that music is
a top crossover interest amongst aviators.
in Washington DC and raised in a "Wall Street" family
near New York City, Ravi is a member of the Nehru-Gandhi familyIndia's
political family dynasty who governed the world's largest democracy
for over 40 years and continues to exert strong influence today.
Combining his artistic talents, communication skills, business
acumen, and family heritage, Ravi actively works with non-profit
organizations to eradicate poverty by reshaping the model of education
for underprivileged youth around the world.