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Inspiring the Next Generation: Indi Star on Acting and Singing Aspirations

Music & Podcasts

September 15, 2023

Introducing Indi Star: an all-round talent taking the entertainment industry by storm.

Indi Star has proven time and time again that she is a force to be reckoned with. With an impressive portfolio spanning acting, singing, dancing, modeling, and content creation, Indi has cemented her rightful place in the spotlight. Her undeniable talent and unwavering ambition have propelled her to new heights, most notably in the pop-music scene.

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She has seamlessly transitioned into the world of music with a series of electrifying hits. Tracks like 'Not My Problem', 'Afterglow', 'Exposed', and 'Better' have garnered immense praise from fans and critics alike, solidifying her position as a rising star in the industry. One of her latest singles, 'Victory,' released in March 2023, serves as yet another testament to her artistic versatility and evolving sound.

With a dazzling future ahead of her, this young powerhouse is undoubtedly set to leave an indelible mark on the entertainment world. Read on as we delve deeper into her inspiring journey, uncovering the triumphs, challenges, and everything in between.

Childhood and Family Dynamics

Hailing from the vibrant city of Boston, Massachusetts, Indi's passion for the performing arts ignited at the tender age of three. She honed her skills in various dance styles, including tap, ballet, hip-hop, and jazz-funk. Fuelled by a relentless desire to pursue her dreams in the entertainment industry, Indi made the bold move to Los Angeles at just eight years old. There, she found herself at Gray Studios, a renowned drama school, where she continued to nurture her talents.

Young stars, such as Indi Star, often face unique challenges and pressures as they navigate the entertainment industry at a young age. In this high-pressure environment, a strong support system becomes paramount. Having a reliable network of family, friends, mentors, and professionals who understand the industry's demands and can provide emotional support, guidance, and protection is crucial.

A solid support system helps young stars maintain a healthy work-life balance, cope with stress, and make informed decisions. It creates a nurturing environment that allows them to grow and thrive, ensuring their well-being and long-term personal and professional success.

When we asked Indi about her team of cheerleaders she affectionately stated, "I always know that I have an amazing family that supports me no matter what. I'm really thankful to have such an amazing family, and we are all super-close. I feel like I grew up doing what I actually truly love. I know that I have a lot of people I can depend on. My parents always help me with whatever I need, so I love them for my support system."

Acting and Dancing

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Star has also dabbled in the acting space. She made her first guest appearance on the popular web series Teens Wanna Know in 2017, marking the beginning of her remarkable journey. Since then, she has grown from strength to strength, captivating audiences with her exceptional performances and infectious charisma.

Her versatile acting abilities have landed her various notable roles in both television and film. In the Brat series Charmers, Indi captivates audiences with her portrayal of the regular character Paris. Among her other memorable roles, Indi has impressed as Chloe in My Haunted House and Kimmy in the popular Nickelodeon series Henry Danger. In awe of her talent, we just had to know how her transition into acting came about! "I'm always comfortable in front of the camera for acting and I think it's because I've grown up being an actress. I just love doing that [acting]."

Beyond the small and big screen, Indi has showcased her talent as a dancer in the Netflix series Dead to Me, which she explained was a huge move for her. "I just love dancing! I would always do the Nutcracker in my hometown, Massachusetts. I would do competitions.

When I moved out here, I auditioned for this dance company, and that's where I met most of my friends. I haven't competitively danced in a while and that's because I don't like competitiveness. I like dancing, just to dance. I have been trying to get back into it."

Songbird Soaring To New Heights

As previously stated in the article, the actress also has a successful career in the music industry. She has released numerous singles and visualizers that have done exceptionally well. For Indi, however, it's not about the numbers or the chart rankings.

She views her music as a way to create an environment where people can attain a sense of belonging. For Indi, it's all about reliability and authenticity. These are two aspects she certainly ticks off in her new single 'Hurt A Little'. This track is written from the perspective of someone who's going through this immense heartache, be it friend, family, or relationship related. It's all about feeling as though the person who has hurt you doesn't seem to care at all or isn't hurting as much as you are. It's an incredible track and Indi is more than eager to share it with the world.

"I feel like everybody can relate to it in some way or another, honestly, because everybody has gone through this at some point. I know I have!"

Be sure to check out 'Hurt A Little' - which is out now on all streaming platforms. I promise you won't regret it and let us know in the comments what you think of the track!

Balancing it All, How Does She Do It?

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The high-pressure nature of the entertainment industry can lead to overwhelming stress and negatively impact the mental health of the individuals involved. The constant need to meet expectations, navigate scrutiny, and maintain a demanding schedule often takes a toll on their emotional well-being. It is crucial to prioritize mental health and create a supportive environment that acknowledges the challenges faced by those in the industry, ensuring their overall well-being and reminding everyone of the importance of extending a helping hand to those in need.

We asked Indi how she manages to keep her head above water and look absolutely fabulous while doing so and she replied: "I go through times where I struggle with that and I feel like I've grown up with it. It's not natural, obviously, and I struggle a lot with trying also to grow up as a kid, you know. Just trying to have that social ability to have friends and stuff whilst working. However, social media have helped me, you know, meet new influencers who are my age and we're all going through the same thing and it just helps to know there are so many other people."

Dream Big, Inspire Bigger

With over 1M followers on Instagram and Tiktok, 445K on YouTube, and thousands of listeners on Spotify, Indi Star has established a community of individuals that respect her and her craft. She has a platform to speak up for the voiceless, inspire the youth, and spark a flame in aspiring young talents. Whilst others would let the fame get to them, the model has remained grounded and humble, with some assistance from her brother.

"It's so crazy! I'll be at the mall with my brother and someone will come up and ask for a photo or just talk to me. My brother talks to me about it all the time and he says 'That's so weird. Why does anyone want to say hi to you?' Gotta love siblings."

"If I recommend something, people will actually go out and buy it, which is crazy. Growing up, I never knew that could be a possibility for me and it's really cool to think that I get to connect with so many people around the world."

As Indi Star continues to astound audiences with her multifaceted talents, it is no wonder that she has become a true icon in the making. However, she's only getting started!

"I'm working on a bunch of new fashion content, which I'm excited about! I have been getting back into acting and I have a new podcast coming out with my best friend."

Watch out world! Indi Star is planning some more big moves and we can't wait!

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Quickfire Q's with Indi Star

Least favorite TikTok trend?

The renegade!

One musical genre that should be acknowledged more?

Jazz should definitely be more acknowledged

One word to describe kissing Jace Norman?

I've actually never kissed him!

Favourite style of dance?

Definitely contemporary

Describe your personality in four words.

Kind, funny, generous, and shy

Your most streamed artist on Spotify/Apple Music?

Taylor Swift

Dream artist/musician to collaborate with?

I would love to be in a film with Ryan Reynolds because he's so funny. For music, I always say this, Lewis Capaldi. He's so cool

One ice cream flavor you would wipe from existence?

Mint chocolate chip

Cats/dogs or neither?

Most definitely, dogs!

Keep Up With Indi Star!

You can follow Indi Star on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and Twitter. You can also stream her music on Spotify, and Apple Music.

Indi Star's new single 'Hurt A Little' is out now.

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