K M Indra is a renowned music director, lyricist, and playback singer at the Kannada film industry. He studied at Sri Jagadguru Renukacharya College (SJRC) in Anand Rao Circle in Bangalore and also attended VV Puram Law College.

K M Indra has been the music director of many Kannada films like Bidalare (2004), Boyfriend (2005), Road Romeo (2007), Huttidare Kannada Nadalli Huttabeku (2008), and Madhura Prema (2010). Aside from that, he has been a playback singer for those films and his last performance was in Jaggu Sirsi’s Kotigond Love Story in 2015.

Arjun Janya Kannada Actor

Arjun Janya

Arjun Janya is an Indian singer and music composer. In 2006, he made his debut in the industry with Kannada movie Autograph Please starring Dilip Raj 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 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 and Rajesh Krishnan. 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 and “R” The King.

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Upendra Kumar

The famous Indian Music director, Upendra Kumar or T Upendra Kumar, who was noted for his works in Kannada and Oriya films, was born in 1941 to a Telugu speaking Brahmin family in Bhubaneswar, Orissa. His father Lakshman Swamy was an astrologer by profession. After completing 7th grade, he chose to learn music on being motivated by his uncle, Apparao. He learned Hindustani Classical and Indian and Western instruments. He did his graduation from Utkal University of music in BA music with a first grade. He made his debut at the age of 25, in a Kannada film Katari Veera which was directed by Y R Swamy. Renowned Kannada actor and singer Rajkumar starred in this movie. Kumar’s association with Rajkumar began from there, and later he continued his Musical pair with Rajkumar’s sons too. Upendra Kumar-Rajkumar combination gave numerous hit songs to Kannada film industry. His debut Oriya film was Manika directed by R Asrar. He has worked in around 210 films including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Tulu along with Kannada and Oriya films. His works are distinguishable with the prominence of Mandolin and Sitar as instrumentation. He is very much fond of Kafi raga, which is evident in those songs he composed. Premada Kanike song Idu yaaru bareda kathayo was based on this raga. His major songs include Naa Bidalaare Ninnanu from Premada Kanike (1976), Naa Ninae Asae from Ravichandra (1980), Aralide Thanu Mana from Apoorva Sangama (1984) and Ganga Yamuna Sangama from Anuraga Aralithu (1986). He composed numerous devotional songs during the 1980’s which got life through Rajkumar’s voice. These musical albums were in the names of Saint Raghavendra Swamy and deities like Hanuman. Kumar won Karnataka State film award for the best music director for three times, in 1990, 1992, and 1993. The songs from Raghavendra Rajkumar starrer, Nenjudi Kalyana brought him State Film Award for the first time. He received the best music director award yet again in 1992 Karnataka state film awards for Hrudaya Haadithu (directed by MS Rajasekhar) and in 1993 for Jeevana Chaithra (Directed by Dorai-Bagavan). Rajkumar won National award for best playback singer for the song Nadamaya from Jeevana Chaithra. He died of jaundice on 24th January 2002 at M S Ramaiah Hospital Bangalore, Karnataka. His film Gramadevate released a week before his death. Vishwamithra, a Kannada movie, was the last film that he worked in and was released after his death. The last Oriya movie he composed for is Punar Milana.

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Upendra Kumar Kannada Actor