S K Ramachandra Rao (4 September 1925 – 2 February 2006) was an author, Sanskrit scholar, and professor of psychology.
His books, most of them in Kannada and English, deal with Indian culture, philosophy, art, music, and literature. They are based on research he conducted on ancient Indian texts and rare manuscripts. He was working on a 32-volume project on the rigveda in English at the time of his death.
The Prof. S. K. Ramachandra Rao Memorial Trust is now engaged in reprinting his books and publishing valuable material that he had worked on but had not been published in his lifetime.