Vani Rao is heading an NGO "ABHIYAN" since 1996 which is active in the field of women and child welfare.
She was the President, Chhattisgarh Pradesh Mahila Congress from 2004 to 2011 and Secretary, Chhattisgarh State Pradesh Congress Committee. From 2001 to 2003
Edpuganti Vani Rao born on 1958 at Katni, Madhya Pradesh for the parents migrated from Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh.,
Family Back Ground:
She is the wife of Mr. Edpuganti Ramendra Rao, a businessman.
GrandFather-in-law Late Dr. E. Raghavendra Rao was the First Governor of C.P and Barar, was the member of Viceroy’s council, was First Chairman of Nagar Palika Bilaspur in 1916.
Father-in-law Late Shri Edpuganti. Nageshwar Rao was Senior Co-operative Leader of District and President of District Congress Committee for a decade in early Seventies.
Uncle-in-law Late Shri Edpuganti.Ashok Rao was Treasurer of MP Congress Committee from 1982 to 1985 was first Mayor of Bilaspur Municipal Corporation from 1982 to 1984 was an MLA for two terms from Belha Constituency from 1991 to 1993 and 1993 to 1998 and was cabinet minister.
Uncle Dr.Narla Venkata Raman was a congress MLA (twice) from Badwara Constituency District Katni, from 1972-77 and 1990-1993