Venky was born, brought-up and educated in India. He immigrated to the USA in 1985. He hails from a musical family and is an accomplished mridangist. Venky started his mridangam training under the well renowned Vidwan T.V. Gapalakrishnan. Subsequently, he has received advanced training from Shri. M.T. Rajakesari. He has accompanied several artists both in the US as well as India.