Hailing from Cuttuck, SHIV PRASAD RAO was initiated into Hindustani Classical Vocal in Gwalior Parampara by his father Shri Maheshwar Rao, an awardee of Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi. He is now under the tutelage of Shri Vikas Kashalkar of Pune,learning the intricacies of Jaipur and Agra styles of Gayaki, besides Gwalior Parampara. He has obtained Sangeet Alankar from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharv Mahavidyalaya Mandal, equivalent to MA in Music.
Shiv Prasad has performed in several concerts in India. He is a ‘B’ grade artist of Akashvani, Delhi in and an Empanelled artist of ICCR. Some of the awards received by Shiv Prasad are – Sangeet Saadhak by Navodit kalakar Samiti, Delhi, Sangeet Ratna Award by SAM , and Guru Ravi Jain Award by Kala Kunj, Delhi etc.
Shiv Prasad earlier worked in Doordarshan Archives, Delhi as a music consultant and is presently teaching vocal music at Gandharv Mahavidyalaya and Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra in Delhi