Ravi a global keynote speaker and cultural diplomat whose philosophies and strategies have empowered businesses, educators, and over a million people worldwide. As a cultural diplomat, he works with the U.S. Department of State and its embassies to create cross-cultural engagement in the world's most vulnerable regions.
In 2017, he conducted songwriting and cultural entrepreneurship programs in Iraq and Lebanon, for which he recruited students from Mosul liberated from ISIS just three days before, and Syrians from the decimated city of Aleppo.
In 2016, he went to Indonesia—the world's largest Muslim population—and created a songwriting camp that bridged the most severe cultural and religious divides. Ravi's initial State Department deployment was in 2015 to Russia, where he delivered keynotes on artist-entrepreneurship and youth leadership.
For nearly a decade, Ravi has been a partner of Shanti Bhavan in India—a boarding school providing a holistic upbringing in a high quality educational setting for the poorest of the poor. Ravi's worldwide visibility skyrocketed as the guitarist for triple Grammy nominee, Hanson, whose fan base of the earliest millennials catapulted him to the stages of the White House, Madison Square Garden, Tonight Show, Good Morning America, and Saturday Night Live.
The first American-born member of India's Nehru-Gandhi family that created and governed the world's largest democracy for over 40 years, Ravi is the grandnephew of Jawaharlal Nehru (India's first Prime Minister), the nephew of Indira Gandhi (India's only female Prime Minister), and the cousin of Rajiv Gandhi (India's youngest Prime Minister).