Chandana has received her early training and guidance from her father Dr. S Natarajamurthy, an accomplished violin player. She continued training under stalwarts of Carnatic music, R.K Srikanthan, and H.S Sudhindra.
Trained and steeped in the Carnatic classical tradition, Chandana brings a unique sensibility to the music she creates and performs. She has taken the Carnatic idiom and given it newer expressions in her collaborations. Many have called her a vocal gymnast, owing to her incredible ability to traverse scales and move between genres as diverse as Carnatic, Hindustani, Sufi and Jazz.
Chandana performs her traditional Carnatic repertoire at concerts and festivals across the country. She is also an A grade artist at The All India Radio.