Indumati Raman trained initially for five years under Uma Devi Dutt after which she graduated from the prestigious Kalakshetra, Chennai in 1970 in the vibrant presence of its founder, Rukmini Devi Arundale.
A graduate in Psychology, she also has a PG Diploma in Creative Writing.
Her performing career from 1971 to 2001 is marked for productions like Sumathi Tyagaraja, Jaya Padmanabha and Yamini.
She has published features and critiques on dance, theatre and cinema for prominent newspapers and journals, some of which are now seen in her blog.
As Patron, Sponsor and Chairperson of the Melattur Bhagavata Mela Natya Vidya Sangam (1993-2002), she was responsible for resurrecting the tradition by conducting festivals of Bhagavata Mela Natakams in Mumbai, Chennai and Thiruvaiyaru.
In 2002, she initiated a unique experiment with the production of a Marathi Bhagavata Mela Natakam, Sakuntala, written by the Thanjavur Maharaja, Ekoji II. She sponsored, produced and co-directed it in collaboration with artistes from the Melattur Bhagavata Mela Natya Vidya Sangam and a selection of artistes from Mumbai.
In 2011, she hosted a show called "Your One Percent" on Youtube Channel, Voicesnviews featuring people from various walks of life and their work and contribution to society.
She is the author of the book Bhagavata Mela - My Tryst with Tradition published in 2018 by Indus Source Books.
"When I dance I create
a beautiful fleeting movement,
when I write I create
an eternal thought."