K. N. Rao (Kotamraju Narayana Rao) is from an ancient Andhra Brahmin family. He is the son of Sr. K. Rama Rao, who was the founder editor of the National Herald. His father has been editor of numerous journals in his long and successful journalist career. K. N. Rao had four brothers.
Rao completed his masters in English Literature. As a service career, he was the organizer and teacher of international courses on Audit of Receipts. Having big interests in sports in his younger ages, he did win many awards in chess competitions and also international prizes in the Bridge Competitions. This is the reason that when you look at his astrologic writings he has made many references to games and sports.
He was motivated to enter astrology by his late mother, Srimati K. Saraswati Devi. K. N. Rao has always regarded his mother as the best astrologer he has ever met in his life. He had an aim to provide all his astrology tips free of cost. This decision did make him give up astrology many times. But, after his ground breaking speech in Delhi, people recognized his work and there were increased demands for his articles in the market. From then on, he has worked day in and day out and has used all his skills in making some very true and attractive predictions about people which gave him worldwide praise.
His biggest contribution in the field of astrology was in starting the Vedic Astrology course in the BharatiyaVidyaBhawan, New Delhi.
K. N. Rao did always consider Yogi Bhaskarananda of Gujarat as his jyotish guru. Bhaskarananda was the last of the Rishi astrologers.
One of his plus points in drawing many people towards his beliefs is that he has always advised people not to be misled by fake astrologers whose sole aim is to extract money using the wand of fear!
Among his many well-known researches in astrology two of them achieved great praise in the world which are Predicting through Jaimini’s Chara Dasha and The Prediction through Karakamasha and Mandook Dasha.
As mentioned earlier, one of his greatest achievements was the introduction of Vedic Astrology as an Undergraduate Course in Indian Universities and then successfully defending it in the Supreme Court.
Rao also gave his thoughts to many television serials to brush aside several misconceptions and myths about the Vedic Astrology.
In 1993, K. N. Rao was also invited at the Second Conference of the American Council of Vedic Astrology as a chief guest. He drew huge amounts of crowd for his articulate predictions.