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Inchara Rao, Playback singer

Inchara Rao

Bengaluru-based playback singer and performer Inchara Rao was spotted after she participated in reality television game show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa in Kannada. She made her debut as a singer in the Kannada film industry with ‘Nanna stylu berene’ from ‘Geleya’.

Her other popular songs include ‘Kareyole’ from the film ‘RangiTaranga’ and ‘Ayomaya’ from ‘Godhi Banna Sadharna Mykattu’.

She is currently working on a project called ‘Kathe Ondu Shuru Agide’ and her forthcoming independent albums include spiritual poetry in Kannada.


Sunidhi Chauhan

“I admire Sunidhi Chauhan and enjoy listening to her music. I have grown up wanting to be a stage performer and she has been a foremost inspiration in this regard. She is energetic and her voice is brilliant. I met her when she came to Bengaluru for an event and I hope to perform in front of her some day.”


K Shivaram Karanth

“Mookajjiya Kanasugalu’ by K Shivaram Karanth is a favourite read. I have read this book twice and I can still read it again. Another novel that I particularly enjoyed reading was ‘Kirugurina Gayyaligalu’ by Poornachandra Tejaswi. There’s so much rich literature in Kannada and I would like to discover more and more of it. Many novels I’ve read highlight problems relevant to our times.”



“My favourite destination is my hometown Shivamogga in the Malnad region. This is, in fact, my holiday destination. Work takes up most of my time but whenever I can get some free time, I head home. I would also like to travel across the globe and explore as many places as I can. Interestingly, my travel companions to destinations that are closer home, are my four dogs.”


Deepika Padukone

“I have never missed a single film of Deepika Padukone. I find her to be a very intelligent, bold and an independent woman with a very strong personality. I also find the works of Amitabh Bachchan very interesting. I admire him both as a person and as an actor. He has exceptional talent.”


Vishalakshi K V

“My mother is Vishalakshi K V is my inspiration. She is also my first guru. She is a good singer and it is she who taught me the basics of music. She’s also a very strong and independent woman who faces challenges head on. She has always encouraged me to push the boundaries of my creativity. I owe my success to her.”


‘Bele Holige’

“I can’t imagine my day without ghee, paneer and dairy products. But if there is one dish that I have to pick then it is ‘Bele Holige’. I like it the way it is made back home in Malnad. I also like another Malnad dish called ‘Tambuli’. Apart from trying all kinds of dishes, I am a good cook and make some choicest dishes in South Indian, north Indian and Continental variety. I also try some recipe that I find interesting.”