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Ram Durvasula
Ram has passion towards Music since his childhood and learnt the music fundamentals @ Satya Sai Gurukulam at the early age, Attended several music competitions and secured many prizes. Ram has organized and performed for many stage & community events, temple fundraisers, charitable organizations, private events including TANA, ATA, NATA, NATS, GHHS, NRIVA, MAITRI and other local associations in major US cities since 1997 . Ram got an excellent opportunities to perform with and in the presence of several playback singers and some of the vocal experts Dr. S.P.Balasubrahmanyam, Mano...etc. Ram invigorates the passion of music in the audience. Ram received "Gayaka Ratna" puraskar from Vamsi International & American Telugu Association, received a special recognition by AndhraPradesh Chief Minister Sri. Chandrababu Naidu for the cultural contributions during Godavari Pushkaralu in 2015. Also received many other recognitions by other organizations.
Cinque Terre

Dr. Lakshmi Rao
Lovingly known as Asha Bhosle of Atlanta for her melodious voice, Lakshmi Rao has been a educator for about 35 years. Music comes to her from her family. Chitti Pillai her brother, is one of Bollywood's popular musicians. Both Mom and Dad were into music. Her family consists of 2 daughters and 3 grand children. She attributes her singing to her late husband who always encouraged her to sing. Her first break to sing was with playback singer, Mr. Nitin Mukesh, after which she has participated and performed in shows with several playback singers and actors. She has given several successful performances not only in Atlanta but also all over USA , Canada and Europe.

Pankaj Bhargava

A Computer Software Engineer by profession, Pankaj has had a passion for singing since his childhood. He has received a few years of formal classical music training at various places during his school and college life. He offers a great variety in his singing through semi-classical, bhajans, ghazals and Karaoke singing. His specialty to render ‘Kishore Kumar’ songs with striking voice resemblance with the singing legend, has lovingly earned him the title ‘Kishore Kumar of Atlanta’ from his audience who keeps yearning for more. He has performed in numerous stages in USA as well as in India. Through his performing art Pankaj has always supported the various communities in their Fundraisers and other charitable events. He also performs for Private and Commercial events. He is the Owner and Music Director at ‘Geet-Rung School of Dance and Music’ and teaches classes in semi-classical and all kinds of Hindi songs.

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Shyam Gupta
Program Director
Shyam Gupta, a passionate singer based at Atlanta, is well known for his unique style of singing. He has been performing since his early childhood. Shyam was Atlanta Indian Idol Finalist 2013 and a semi finalist at Diamond Voice contest 2015. He has performed for and organized various charity shows. He is the program director of Voice of Atlanta Talent Show. Shyam, a Design Engineer by profession, is founder and CEO of Sensation Event Productions and founding partner of Sunrise Real estate Group.

Nisha Khandelwal
Logistics coordinator
Nisha is the sales, customer and business manager of Atlanta Dunia. She is also proactively involved from visionary stage through production for new ideas that has helped Atlanta Dunia provide new values to the community and in the process grow its user base.