Dr. V. Nagendra Prasad (Kannada: ಡಾ. ವಿ. ನಾಗೇಂದ್ರ ಪ್ರಸಾದ್) (born on 3 December 1975), known as Kaviratna V. Nagendra Prasad and Nalla Nagendra Prasad. He is born to M. V. Venkata Ramanappa and Chandramma in remote village Ijjala GaTTa of Nagamangala Taluk, Mandya District in Karnataka State. Prasad did his schooling in Bangalore, studied post graduate in Kannada Literature at Mysore.
V. Nagendra Prasad started his career under the guidance of legendary Kannada music director Dr. Hamsalekha. He made his debut as Kannada lyricist in the movie Gajina Mane which was directed by K. V. Jayaram in 2000.