U Ramesh Rao is one of the great painters in India. He was born in a family of artists. He found inspiration from his father Ramakrishna Rao, who was an art teacher. He has evolved his own style of painting and real life motifs are his inspirations.
Ramesh Rao treats painting as a spiritual experience. His creations are remarkable because they capture the essential beauty of life both in its softness and harshness. He has won several prestigious awards and is the founder of the 'Artists Forum', a group of artists and professionals in Karnataka. He has conducted many solo and group exhibitions.
Ramesh Rao has contributed generously to the welfare of the society by donating the proceeds of the auction of his paintings.