Chaitra HG Biography
Chaitra H. G. is a Hindustani classical and Playback singer, daughter of H. S. Gopinath (a tabla player). She practiced Hindustani classical music for nearly 16 years with guidance of renowned Hindustani vocalist Dr. Nagaraja Rao Havaldar, disciple of Bhimsen Joshi.
Chaitra holds a Bachelor of Engineering, specialised in Information Science and Engineering. She is skilled at Gymnastics and Fencing, at which she has been a state level champion for 3 years. She has represented Karnataka, at the national level, in more than 20 competitions and has won gold medals in both sports.
In 1993, at the age of 8, she was given the opportunity to sing for the film Beda Krishna Ranginata under the music direction of Manohar Sri. V. Manohar, which marked the beginning of Chaitra's career as a playback singer.
She leaped back into playback singing in the year 2003-04 for the film Bhagawan and, from then, has been known for her unique voice and pattern of singing. Her “Huduga Huduga” song from the Kannada language film Amruthadhare won her the state award as the Best playback singer in 2005.
She has completed 350 songs as a playback singer in many south Indian languages including Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Bengali for many leading music directors including Hamsalekha, Gurukiran, Raghu Dixit Sri, Sadhu Kokila, Rajesh Ramnath, Mano Murthy, R.P Pattnaik, Mani Sharma. She is one of the leading playback singers in the Kannada film industry- a major achievement in the face of the competition presented by Bollywood singers in Kannada Films. Mast Coffee, a pop album, features Chaitra in an English song as the lead female singe
Chaitra has performed at more than 300 Hindustani classical concerts with a unique blend of Devotional music, with her twin brother Chaitanya H.G. The two are popularly known as “The Bangalore Twins” and have been performing together with their father Pandit H.S Gopinath on a variety of classical and devotional music events. Alongside playback singing, corporate events and public performances have also formed a part of Chaitra's career. She was a part of Association of Kannada Kootas of America 2008 conference that took place in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Her performances overseas in Kuwait, Dubai UAE, Chicago have won thousands of hearts around the globe.