Bhavani initially learnt from Sri. S. V. Ramakrishnan of Coimbatore and later from Needamangalam Sri. V. V. Subramanian. She had advanced training from Prof. Sri. T. R. Subramanian for many years. Bhavani also had the privilege of learning rare Kritis from Sri. P. S. Narayana Swamy. Bhavani started giving concerts from the age of 12. She had performed several concerts in India and in all major sabhas in Chennai during music festival seasons for well over 20 years. She had also performed in all major cities in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia. She had also released CDs & Audio cassettes. She had won great appreciation from musicians, music lovers and critics. Her husband Dr. V. Govindan had brought numerous artists and arranged concerts under the banner Rasikapriya. He arranged the very popular Jugal Bandis in Sydney. Bhavani continues to teach several students in Sydney. She has the utmost devotion to, and passion for music. Bhavani has also performed in SMC concerts, Thyagaraja Aradhana and Swaralaya Festival in Sydney.