Arjun Janya is an Indian singer and music composer. In 2006, he made his debut in the industry with Kannada movie Autograph Please Please check back Serial story Coming soon... >> Read More... starring Dilip Raj Dilip Raj is a popular TV actor who is referred as >> Read More... and Sanjjanaa. In the south film industry, he is a score director and composer of high demand. The movies for which he composes music have done well on box-office in past. He is known for music in Sanchari Click to look into! >> Read More... and Singam. He was born on May 13, 1980, in Bengaluru, Karnataka to Anusuya and Ashwath Kumar. He learnt music from James and thinks of AR Rahman as his inspiration. It is said that a meeting between him and AR Rahman changed him and converted him into what he is today.

He played keyboard in the background for about thirty films. He started his career with being an assistant to composers K. Kalyan and V. Manohar. His music first became a hit with the film Birugaali which got released in 2009. Since then his songs in the film are appreciated and make him the most sought-after music director in South Indian music industry. In 2010, “Sanchari” became successful and the music became a blockbuster. In 2011, he gave music to KempeGowda, starring Sudeep, which became his most successful composition. The film is a remake of Singham (a Tamil movie). He changed his name to ArjunJanya from Arjun. In 2013, he composed the song "Khaali Quarter" for the film Victory which went viral and stayed on number one position for weeks.

He went on to receive the Karnataka State Film Award for the film “Alemaari” under the category of “Best Music director.” In 2013, he garnered the Filmfare Best Music Director Award for Bhajarangi. He served as one of the judges on the channel “Zee Kannada” on the reality singing show named Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs which is a Kannada version. The judging panel also comprises of Vijay Prakash Vijay Prakash is an Indian playback singer and fil >> Read More... and Rajesh Krishnan Rajesh Krishnan is an eminent Indian playback sing >> Read More... . In one episode of the show, a contestant offended him, in a bid to impress, so much that he left the sets.

In 2015, he was fined with 10.25 lakh rupees for driving his Jaguar on a temporary number plate for more than six months. He was caught by the RTO officials and immediately accepted his mistake. He paid the amount on the spot. In 2016, he will be composing for films like Mungaru Male, Jai Maruthi 800, Style King Click to look into! >> Read More... and “R” The King.

Gowtham Srivatsa Kannada Actor

Gowtham Srivatsa

Kannada musician and the keyboard programmer Gowtham Srivatsa is the son of well-known music director Mysore Mohan. He is an engineer by education, and he worked as a software engineer in different companies for six years. Later he came to the film industry to fulfill his passion as a musician. But there is no doubt why he wants to become a musician. His family background entirely suggests that he has music in his blood. His grandfather is a sitarist, and his grandmother is a harmonist. His father, Mysore Mohan, is a well-established music director. From his childhood, Gowtham Srivatsa was passionate about music. He used to learn to play the piano from his father at the age of six. He is well-versed with Carnatic music. He also learned Western Classical music from SK Joseph. He is a great enthusiast for music such that he formed a band called Bhoomi in his college days and participated in many inter-collegiate music fests. AR Rahman greatly influenced him as a keyboard programmer. When he was eleven years old, he programmed jingel for theologies ‘Hamsalekha’. He worked with old Kannada music directors like Dr. L. Subramanium, V. Manohar. He was the independent musician for ‘Shukra’. As a keyboard programmer, he composed music for 65 movies and 30 albums. Not just in Kannada films, he entered the Tamil film industry. He extended his work for the Tamil movie ‘Kaanthanam’. He got credit as the background music composer for ‘Yogaraj’. Gowtham Srivatsa composed for the new directors too. Dinesh Babu is his constant supporter. He participated in Vishwa Kannada Sammelanam. In an outstanding interview, he expressed his concerns related to the Kannada music industry. He opined that there is a great difficulty for the newcomers in the industry. He stated that there are unions for each and every department in the film industry but not for the music department. His main contribution to the Kannada music industry is that he is going to give chances to the upcoming music composers.

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