Hailing from a musical family, developed an ardent desire for flute at the tender school going age of 10 at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Unsatiable desires swelling within for leaps forward, approached his Guru & Mentor Sri Tirupathi Ramanuja Suri, a finished violinist and a celebrity in Carnatic Classical Music. Started giving performances in school/college years which were received in ovation that lent further stimulus. At the age of 19 recruited in SC Railways Hyderabad, under cultural quota. This opened up new horizons to start career as a playback flautist as such in Private and Devotional Albums working with the top notch Music Directors. As an ardent admirer of Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia, started learning Hindustani Classical also listening to Panditji’s and albums of established giants in Hindustani classical. Conducted numerous musical events with legends like Smt. P.Suseela, Smt. S.Janaki, Dr. S.P.Bala Subrahmaniam, Sri Hari Haran, Sri Shankar Maha Devan, Smt. Chitra, Sri Mano and likes. Violin maestro Dr. L.Subrahmaniam after having heard Nagaraju on flute in musical events advised to go into solo concerts. Right ernest started career as a solo performer as well, floated Haromony Group of Music. Progressively started working with top notch musicians like Dr. L.Subrahmaniam, Mandolin U.Srinivas, Colonial Cousins, Shivamani, Louis Banks, Niladri Kumar and similar towering.
Opportunities further opened their doors to perform in succession before heavy weights like Ex.Prime Minister Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Ex.Deputy Prime Minister Sri L.K.Adavani. Had another prestigious opportunities to perform before Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in Rashtrapathi Bhavan in the group of Dr. L.Subrahmaniam and again another exciting opportunity showed itself to perform along side Dr. L.Subrahmaniam before Prince Charles in Parliament Bhavan, yet another memorable event. Series of exhilarating events in succession showed their way to score music for Afro Asian Games, world Military games for Government of INDIA. Also performed for Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh Sri Nara Chandra Babu Naidu and Dr. Y.S.Raja Sekhar Reddy in succession. Followed by another performance before Chairman, Asia Development Bank on his visit to Hyderabd. Performance jammed in conjunction with Mandolin U.Srinivas and Shivamani on X National Youth Festival begot special appreciation from the late Sri. Sunil Dutt, Parliamentarian and Bollywood actor of the yore. Yet one more performance in Dandi March at Surat needs a special mention. Acquitted most creditably in International performances rendered in U.S.A, U.K, U.A.E Countries, and Re-Union. Indefatigable energy, devotion to music and innovation have certainly paid enormous dividends to win accolades from elite audience all along and everywhere.
He scored music for Jagadguru Adi Shankara Feature Film for which top 16 singers of India have given voice and the music and the re-recording won accolades.... Recently in 2013 scored music for a Feature Film “Jagadguru Aadi Shankara” which won him the best debut music director for the nomination of Omkaaram song sung by Shankar Mahadevan, written by Vedavyasa, directed by famous writer Sri J.K.Bharavi
Score music for popular director Sri Ramgopal Varma for his Film 365 days in 2014. Score music for “Srusti” in SVBC channel under the direction of legendary director Sri K.Raghavendra Rao won great appreciations. Also scored music for many serials in SVBC, Puranagadhalu-for popular director Sri Kodanda Ramireddy for Annamayya Pada Nartanam, Sastram Sastram and many more... And also won Cine Goers best music director award in 2013 for a TV Serial title song Veera Bheem sung by Dr. S.P.Balasubramaniam, written by Sri Suddala Ashok Teja, directed by Sri D.Suresh kumar.