Up to 1943, Indra used his real name J. Padleckis.
Indra was an opera singer, conductor and composer.
His first music teacher was his brother, Stasys Padleckis. Since 1936. J. Indra played in the Third Infantry Regiment
Orchestra. During 1938 - 1945, he studied solo singing, composition and conducting at the Conservatory in Kaunas
with E. Vitingą,
Petra Oleka, Vlada Jakubénas, and Prof. Juoza Gruodi.
His career as a singer began and ended in Vilnius and lasted nearly 10 years, during which he assumed 25 roles.
He also sang at the Kaunas Opera (1944).
During 1945-1948, Indra was in Vorkuta, Komi ASSR region, where he sang with the Vorkuta Philharmonic and
During 1948-1954. he taught at the Conservatory in Lithuania and during 1948-1953 he sang with the Lithuanian National Opera
and Ballet Theatre, and in 1954 he conducted the Kaunas Musical Theatre.
His repertory included:
German, Lensky, Roméo, Faust, Alfredo, José, ...