He has post graduated in English, Telugu and Sanskrit Literature from M. R. College, Vizianagaram.
He specializes in Telugu and Sanskrit literature. He is also a writer and has written on varied subjects such as Music, Culture and spiritual subjects. He earned his doctorate in Telugu and Sanskrit.
Pappu Venugopal Rao began his career as a Lecturer in Telugu at Mrs.AVN College, Visakhapatnam.
He is presently the organisation"s Consultant. He is actively involved in research activities in Carnatic Music and Dance songs.
He has delivered several lectures and presentations on the subject. Doctor.Pappu Venugopala Rao is also a book reviewer for the newspaper The Hindu and a contributing editor to Sruti Magazine.
He is currently one of the Secretaries of the Music Academy,Chennai.
Performed "Ashtavadhanam" about twenty times in Telugu and Sanskrit languages. Delivered about 50 Lecture Demonstrations on various topics on Music & Kuchipudi Dance with Vempati Chinna Satyam in India and abroad. Delivered about 100 lectures on literature.