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Born (1978-02-28) February 28, 1978 (age 39)[1]
Origin Channarayapatna, Karnataka, India
Genres Filmi, Hindustani classical music, Sugama Sangeetha
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, Veena
Years active 1998–present

Nanditha (born February 28, 1978) is an Indian singer. Best known as a playback singer in the Kannada film industry, she sings in other languages such as Tamil and Telugu.[2] Nanditha began her playback career from the film Habba (1998). Since then, she has won numerous awards including the Karnataka State Film Awards and Filmfare Awards South for her singing.

Early life[edit]

Nanditha completed her BE from R V College of Engineering (RVCE), Bangalore. She is a software engineer by profession have previously worked with Cisco systems. But, because of her love for the music she has given up her information technology profession and now fully into music. She is a veena player, too, and has passed the veena vidhwat exam. Her musical career started as a track singer for music director Hamsalekha. Hamsalekha gave her the first break in his film Habba in 1998.


Nanditha has worked with many big names in the music industry like Ilayaraja, Manomurthy, Hamsalekha, V Manohar, Rajesh Ramanath and many more. She has won the Karnataka state award for three consecutive times and she is the only singer so far from Karnataka to achieve that. She has established herself as a dubbing artist too. She has dubbed for hit films like Nanna Preetiya Hudugi (for deepa), Paris Pranaya (for Minal patel). She has won many filmfare awards. She recently won the south Indian filmfare award for the best female singer for the song Kariya I love you from Duniya.

Notable Songs[edit]

Some of her songs are

  • "Idu Modalane Hadu" (Matadana)
  • "Moodal Kunigal Kere" (Nanna preetiya Hudugi)
  • "Jeerjimbe Jeerjimbe" (Manasella Neene)
  • "Akashakke Obba Soorya" (Jogula)
  • "Ede Tumbi Hadidenu" (Paris Pranaya)
  • "Moda Modalu" (Yeshwant)
  • "Akka" (Kallarali Hoovagi)
  • "Sihi Gali" (Aa Dinagalu)
  • "Kariya I Love You" (Duniya)
  • "Hoo Kanasa Jokali" (Inthi Ninna Preethiya)
  • "Baara Sanihake Baara" (Apthamitra)


Karnataka State Film Awards
  • 2002: Best Female Playback Singer for "Bili Bannada Gini" from Gandhada Gombe
  • 2003: Best Female Playback Singer for "Yede Tumbi Hadidenu" from Paris Pranaya
  • 2004: Best Female Playback Singer for "Aakashake Obba" from Jogula
  • 2009: Best Female Playback Singer for "Baanige Bhaskara Chanda" from Mandakini
Filmfare Awards South
Udaya Film Awards
  • 2007: Best Female Playback Singer for "Kariya I Love You" from Duniya
Suvarna Film Awards
  • 2007: Best Female Playback Singer for "Kariya I Love You" from Duniya
Other awards
  • 2008: Favorite Singer at SFM Kalaa Awards[3]


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