Shri B. Guru Raghavendra hails from a family of musicians and initially learned the Mridangam from his grandfather Late. Palayamkottai S. Venkataramana Rao and later on continued under the tutelage of Late. Kalaimamani Thinniyam Y. Krishnan, a retired Staff Artiste, AIR, Pondicherry.
Over a span of 3 decades, Shri Guru Raghavendra has accompanied eminent musicians such as Padmabhushan Prof. T.V. Gopalakrishnan, Padmashri Dr. N. Ramani, Padma Bhushan Dr. L. Subramaniam, Padmabhushan Sri T.N. Seshagopalan, Mandolin Shri. U. Srinivas, Sri. S. Shashank, etc.
He has also performed internationally in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa in various tours.
Shri B. Guru Raghavendra is an “A” Grade Artiste (AIR, Chennai), has completed his B. Sc. in Computer Science & M.A. in Rhythmology.
Some of the key awards he has received are Asthana Vidwan of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Yuva Kala Bharathi Award conferred by Bharat Kalachar, Chennai and Mridanga Vadhya Sironmani Award conferred by Sri Vinayaka Hindu Temple (Toronto, Canada).