Indu Nagaraj

Indu Nagaraj is an Indian playback singer who primarily works in Kannada cinema. She is the recipient of a Filmfare Award for the song "Pyarge Aagbittaite" from the film Govindaya Namaha (2012).

Indu Nagaraj
OriginMysore, India
GenresFilmi, Carnatic classical
Occupation(s)Singer, Television actress
Years active2007–present

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[citation needed]

DiscographyEdit

Title Year Film Composer Co-Singer(s) Notes
"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
"Aledaado Megha" 2016 Nagarahavu Gurukiran
"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
"Belakendare" 2017 Raaga Arjun Janya
"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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Singing is my passion': Lakshmi Nataraj". Penfolio.blogspot.
  2. ^ "City girl with lilting voice wins Filmfare connoisseurs' hearts". Bangalore First.

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