Bhanumathi Narasimhan is the younger sister of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Innocently at first, and with joyful awareness later, she followed her brother, her Master, throughout her life. She shares his vision of putting a smile on every face on the planet. She is a meditation teacher and her workshops have brought an experience of deep inner peace to thousands of people worldwide.
Bhanumathi leads the women's welfare and child care initiatives at the Art of Living. From a small free school with 30 children of construction workers, the Gift a Smile project now supports 702 schools with over 67,000 children in 20 states across India from underprivileged backgrounds. As the chairperson of the International Women’s Conference, her vision is to create a global network of responsible women to catalyze positive social transformation.
She holds a Master’s degree in Sanskrit Literature. Trained as a Carnatic classical singer, people across the world wake up to her soulful albums of sacred chants and melodious bhajans. She is the author of Gurudev: On the Plateau of the Peak and has previously authored two books, Tejasvini and Lalita on the Mother Divine.