Kalyanarama is a 1987 batch IRTS officer, Kalyanarama holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering. He is also a trained cost accountant from ICWA. Earlier in his career in CONCOR, he had served as Executive Director & Chief General Manager of Southern Region and Senior General Manager at Visakhapatnam. He had also served the Indian Railways in various positions including Sr. Divisional Operations Manager, Bilaspur and Sr. Divisional Operations Manager in Visakhapatnam.