Yaleeka Gnaneswara Rao (born August 25, 1984 in Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh), is an Indiancricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off break bowler. Rao is a middle order batsman and was selected to represent the India U-19 cricket team in 2000/01 and was part of the India squad during the 2000/01 U-19 Cricket World Cup. Rao was selected as the captain for the tour of England (2002 season) though he was unable to play the first Test and Maninder Bisla was the stand-in captain for the match. The series was lost in the third Test as India lost by 185 runs.
Rao made his debut in Ranji Trophy domestic cricket in the 2000/01 cricket season for his home state - AP and currently represents the AP team in Indian domestic cricket.