Born into a musical lineage in Scarborough, Canada, Ravi stated learning music from the age of 3 from his father and guru Pt. Narendra Datar. Performing publicly from the age of 5, Ravi showed a passion for Hindustani shastriya-sangeet and for lighter items like Marathi natya-sangeet.
His major break into the national and international music community include placing as a finalist in the international Kalasangam Talent Hunt in New Delhi, India; performing numerous times at the Bruhan Maharashtra Mandal conference in North America; and winning the SaReGaMa Showcase at the Rhode Island BMM.
Over the last two decades, Ravi has performed concerts and won competitions around Canada, the USA, India, and Australia—being recognized by the Canadian House of Commons and Chicago BMM for his “valuable contributions in the field of Arts, Culture and Literature in North America”. In 2016, he was awarded the provincial Chalmer’s Professional Development Grant by the Ontario Arts Council to further study Hindustani classical music in Pune, India. Using the formative Agra-gharana base his father instilled in him.
He studied under Pt. Raghunandan Panshikar of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana. Currently enrolled in the School of Medicine at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, Ravi continues to perform internationally in concerts and charitable causes.