Ramani was born in War Time England of Indian Parentage. His father was born in South Africa, a singer/composer and later art director for Disney UK. His mother was in movies as a child in India and adapted her Classical Indian Dance Training to the Western Stage. They toured and performed all over Europe. This set the tone for Ramani's lifelong involvement in art. Ramani worked first in television and later in theater in London and Denmark, in lighting, scenery and prop design. He studied under the direction of two professors from the Danish Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen. He formed the Chagall Group in Copenhagen, comprised of 8 artists sharing space, critique and exhibitions. In 1968 he founded a collective Yoga and Arts Center in Christiania and Central Downtown Copenhagen that he moved to the Balearic Island of Formentera, Spain, in the winter months. In the summers he ran a downtown art gallery in Copenhagen and worked on many artistic collaborations designing clothes, installations and musical artistic expression happenings. In 1981 he moved to New Mexico and exhibited in Santa Fe to local and international customers and designed and sold jewelry.
Ramani has travelled and lived in many countries sharing and visiting with local artists working in varied mediums. This fostered in him an attraction to the primitive, or as he sees it, our original authentic indiginent spirit. New Mexico's Native Peoples, Aboriginal, African, and Classical Indian are all reflected and deeply rooted in his work. Ramani believes that the core of what we call inspiration is a part of nature and is continuously flowing through us and may be what has made us as a species conscious and creative. He sees color in form and form in color and that is what he attempts to capture – to capture the truth behind the mask yet honor the mask. He is also a musician and a writer, other channels that keep him in touch with the inner being.
Genesh as Mercury, acrylic on canvasitle,16"x12"
The Eternal Journey, acrylic on canvas, 18"x24"