|Genres||Filmi, Carnatic classical|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, Television actress|
Life and careerEdit
Indu was born into a musical family at Chilkunda village in Mysore, Karnataka. Her father, Vidwan C. A. Nagaraj, is an accomplished vocalist and flutist in South India and her elder sister Lakshmi Nagaraj is also a playback singer. She was trained in Carnatic classical music and Sugama Sangeetha music under her father right from the age of 3.
In 2005, Indu along with her sister Lakshmi performed and participated together in the singing reality show Ede Thumbi Haaduvenu hosted and judged by acclaimed singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam. The sisters together performed at various events and were coined the name "Chilkunda Sisters", named after their hometown.
Indu got her first offer to act in a Television series Minchu directed by T. N. Seetharam. Tapping her singing skills, Seetharam gave her first singing offer in his feature film, Meera Madhava Raghava (2007) which had the music scored by Hamsalekha. Later she sang for many films which had compositions by Gurukiran, Arjun Janya and V. Harikrishna.
In 2012, Indu won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Pyarge Aagbittaite" from the film Govindaya Namaha. The retro-rock song was a huge hit among the masses and went viral online. The success brought about use of her voice in "Pyar Mei Padipoya" (Telugu version) for the film Potugadu. She would be offered opportunities to sing in more than 20 films as of 2016.
|"Olle Time Banthamma"||2007||Meera Madhava Raghava||Hamsalekha|
|"Sakhi Sakhi"||2008||Nee Tata Naa Birla||Gurukiran|
|"Naa Kanda Kanasalli"||2010||Olave Vismaya||Veer Samarth|
|"Pyarge Aagbittaite"||2012||Govindaya Namaha||Gurukiran||Chetan Sosca||Won - Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer |
Udaya Film Award for Best Female Singer
|"Pyar Mei Padipoyane"||2013||Potugadu||Gurukiran||Manoj Manchu||Telugu film |
Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer
|"Neenendaru Naane"||2013||Paraari||Anoop Seelin|
|"Onchuru Baggi Mathadu"||2013||Bachchan||V. Harikrishna||Sudeep|
|"Oye Kalla"||2013||Brindavana||V. Harikrishna||Upendra||Nominated - SIIMA Award for Best Female Singer|
|"Beautiful Hennu"||2013||Cool Ganesha||Manikanth Kadri|
|"Kaal KG Kallekayi"||2015||Bullet Basya||Arjun Janya||Sharan|
|"Butte Butte"||2015||RX Soori||Arjun Janya||Naveen Sajju|
|"I Can't Wait Baby"||2015||Masterpiece||V. Harikrishna||Tippu|
|"Ka Thalkattu Ka"||2015||Mr. Airavata||V. Harikrishna|
|"Sunday Banthu"||2015||Plus||Bharath B. J.|
|"Hayya Hayya"||2016||Killing Veerappan||Ravishankar||Solo|
|"Baayi Basale Soppu"||2016||Parapancha||V. Harikrishna|
|"Bangaru"||2016||Maduveya Mamatheya Kareyole||V. Harikrishna|
|"Jai Maruthi"||2016||Jai Maruthi 800||Arjun Janya||Puneeth Rajkumar|
|"Rajasthani Pungi"||2016||Arjun Janya|
|"Rave Rave"||2016||Lakshmana||Arjun Janya|
|"Lightaagi"||2016||Kalpana 2||Arjun Janya||Vijay Prakash|
|"Thraas Akkathi"||2016||Doddmane Hudga||V. Harikrishna||Won - SIIMA Award for Best Female Singer|
|"Jilka Jilka"||2016||Pushpaka Vimana||Charan Raj|
|"Hey who are you"||2016||Kirik Party||Ajaneesh Lokanath||Bharath B J|
|"Kyare Kyakare O Vanaja"||2017||Kolara||B R Hemanth Kumar|
|"Suvvana Suvvanaare"||2017||Raj Vishnu||Arjun Janya|
|"Ranga Baaro"||2017||Bharjari||V. Harikrishna|
|"Naane Neenu"||2017||Bangalore Underworld||Anoop Seelin|
|"Sanje Hotthu"||2017||Tarak||Arjun Janya||Vijay Prakash|
|"Selfie Hodkondu"||2017||Dhairyam||Emil Mohammed|
|"Maayangane"||2017||Dayavittu Gamanisi||Anoop Seelin|
|"Hosa Padmavathi"||2018||Johny Johny Yes Papa||Ajaneesh Lokanath||Vijay Prakash|
|"Chamak Chalo"||2018||Shathaya Gataya||Ravindra Jain|
|"Alakku Myaale"||2018||Life Jothe Ondu Selfie||V. Harikrishna|
|Mirchi Song"||2019||Yaana||Joshua Sridhar||Supriya Lohith, Santhosh Venky|
- "'Singing is my passion': Lakshmi Nataraj". Penfolio.blogspot.
- "City girl with lilting voice wins Filmfare connoisseurs' hearts". Bangalore First.