B.V. Balasai is a Carnatic flautist who was introduced to the flute at the age of 9 by his first guru, his father B.V. Sudarsana Rao. He went on to study with T. Sanjeevi and Sangeetham Meera Sahibji. Later, he honed his skills under the tutelage of Chittor G. Venkatesan, and Dr. Prapancham Sitaram. As well as performing Carnatic classical music, Balasai has composed and directed music for many national and international Indian classical, jazz and contemporary dance ballets. He has won many awards including YuvakalaBharathi, Asthana Vidwan, Venugana Visharada and Nada Vallbha.