Rahul Mishra, a Hindustani Classical vocalist, belongs to two of the most respected families of Benaras Gharana tradition of music. His paternal grandfather was Late Pt. Baijnath Prasad Mishra of the Benaras Gharana of Sarangi and maternal grandfather was Late Pt. Sharda Sahai (Direct descendant of Pt. Ram Sahai the founder of Banaras style of tabla playing).
He is the son of Pt. Triloki Nath Mishra and 'Gandabandh Shishya' (senior most Disciple) of the Legendary Padmavibhushan Girija Devi herself a disciple of his great grandfather, Late Pt. Sarju Prasad Mishra.
Rahul is professionally trained in most of the forms of Vocal Hindustani Classical, that are typical of the Benaras Gharana, including: Khayal,Thumri,Tappa,Dadra,chaiti,kajri,Hori,Bhajan etc.
He also holds a Praveen Degree from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad, and, has been an Awardee for ‘Excellence in Vocal Music’ from Rotary club (Kolkata) and ‘Sur Mani’ from Sur Singar Samsad-Mumbai.