Arjun Coomaraswamy, born on 23 September 1990 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, is an English-Sri Lankan singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and actor. He goes by the name Arjun and plays the guitar, keyboard, drums, and flute. His genres are R&B and pop. His father is Indrajit Coomaraswamy, the former governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. His mother is Tara de Fonseka. He also has a sibling named Imran Coomaraswamy. He was born in Sri Lanka and moved to the United Kingdom at an early age with his parents. He completed his education in the UK at Westminster School and got a degree in Architecture from the University of Cambridge.
Arjun was married to Natasha Sandhu but lost her to a sudden cardiac arrest in 2018. She was an integral part of his music career. About one year after her death on 3 December, 2019, he released the track One Last Time that was dedicated to his wife. Arjun rose to fame in 2011 when his song
Why This Kolaveri
Di, the R&B cover version of the famous Tamil track which was uploaded on YouTube. Since then, he has reached higher levels of success in his career. He was nominated for the category Best Newcomer at the Brit Asia Music Awards. In 2012, Arjun was chosen to sing the theme song for ICC World Cup 2011 alongside two other singers. In 2014, Arjun performed at Times Square,
on the occasion of Diwali in front of a crowd of more than 2 lakh. He was awarded the Musical Artist of the Year Award in 2016, presented to him by Anokhi Media.
He has made collaborative music with several other artists over the years, like
. He has sung in many languages apart from English, like Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish, and Sinhalese. Some of his famous songs are Remember Tonight, Stargazer, Vampire, Run Away (Thuli Thuli Rude Boy Remix), Same Girl (ft. Guru Randhawa), Take It Back, I’ll Be Waiting, Mohabbat Barsa De, I Know You Want It, All Of Me, Frozen, Sanam Ho Ja, Alone, Vaadi, S.O.S., Tingo, One Last Time, Mere Naal Nachna, Kaun Tujhe, etc. He has also created numerous remixes, such as Why This Kolaveri Di (R&B cover), Zara Zara, Teri Meri, Chaiyya Chaiyya, Tum Hi Ho, and Drunk in Love among many others.