Raavu was devoted fully into singing at very early age and she got her first break to sing solo for HMV recording company. She was only 6 years of age at that time. She took singing training from Allathuru Subbaya.
Apart from being a melodious singer, Raavu acted in several films down South. She started as a Child actor to be featured in Sati Anasuya and Bhakta Dhruva in the year 1936. She sang songs in the film as well. She was noticed by noted Tamil Filmmaker who offered her acting roles in Tamil movies. In the year 1943, Raavu sang for the onscreen actress Kamala Kotnis in the movie Bhagya Lakshmi which became the first song to have female playback singing in Telegu Film Industry.
Raavu married the Maharaja of Kolanka which was a royal family in east Godavari’s Kolanka state. She led a luxurious life. She stayed with her husband in Mysore and Hyderabad. However, after his death, Raavu stayed with her son and Grandson in Secunderabad.