L R Ramanujam is a music director by profession who works in the Indian film industry. His contributions to the Kannada music industry are noteworthy. He is widely known for his work in Pungidasa in 2014, AK 56 in 2012 and Murali Meets Meera in 2011.

The screens saw his most recent work in the Movie Panipuri, a comedy and drama movie, in 2017, as a playback singer. He is a native of the city Tumkur, which is situated in the state of Karnataka, but he currently resides in Bangalore in Karnataka He has a degree of master of arts as well as a Ph.D. in Carnatic music.

He is a talented and versatile musician and has expertise in various genres of music like Carnatic classical music as well as semi-classical and light music. He does performances in different parts of the country. Through his musical journey, he worked as a part of many musical ventures. He has worked as a playback singer in mainstream Kannada films.

In 2016 he worked in One Time and Deal Raja, which was a comedy film and was both directed and written by Rajgopi. In the year 2015, his voice featured in Nagari, Kaada Hadiya hoogalu, Cigarette Sedbedi Preethi Madbedi and Mana Thumba bari Jambha in 2015.

The songs Preethi Meade Cheluve, Veedhi Geechoand Doomapaanavu from Magaari were big hits among the masses. The year 2014 saw the release of Karodpaathi and Pungidasa, where once again Ramanujam's voice captured millions of hearts in the audience.

He also sang for the movies AK 56 and Bheema Theeradalli in 2012. His other projects include Murali Meets Meera in 2011, Vichithra Premi, an unusual love story, in 2010 and Ravana, a Kannada adventure film, in 2009.

For his consistent and outstanding work in the music industry and many different genres of movies, L R Ramanujam received numerous honors and awards. The most significant awards that he received are the Kala Visharada award for notable achievement in the genre of Light Music, the Nada Kalasri award for classical performance and the Kannada Chithrrasikara Award for playback Singing for the years 2013-2014.

Apart from singing, his hobbies and other interests are in other forms of creative display. These include drawing and painting. He enjoys craft work. In the field of music, he also plays musical instruments like the violin and is also into music composing, apart from music direction and playback singing.

Ravi Basrur Kannada Actor

Ravi Basrur

Ravi Basrur is one of those few people who have the courage to leave a high paying career, set a path away from the established family business and follow their dreams. Ravi had been working as a programmer for 14 years before he finally decided to take the leap of faith and join the entertainment industry. Ravi hails from a family deeply interested in music and in his own words, he grew up listening to yakshagan and bhajans. Sculpture-making is the family business and needless to say the art runs in the family blood. Ravi says that his interest in music developed in his formative years only when his grandparents used to indulge in the prayers. As it can be seen from his career graph also, Ravi loves experimenting and the same can be seen from the music he makes. Such is his versatility that he has worked with nearly eighty percent of the music directors in Kannada, Tamil, and Telugu industry. Ravi started working as an assistant to these music directors while being a music programmer and live rhythm player. Ravi’s musical professional life has involved working as a music programmer for Big 92.7 FM and Radio City 91.1 FM. Since 2008 December, Ravi dedicated himself to working as a music programmer at Shakthi Recording studio. “Ugramm” is Ravi’s 60th movie since he has been associated with the industry. It is, however, his first as a Music Director and won him the Zee Music Award for it. Other than this, he has contributed to the music for films like Mrugashira (2014), Ekka Saka (2015) and Ring Master (2015). Ravi Basrur’s music was last heard in the two films- Bilindar (2016) and Karvva (2016). Kavya Christopher of The Times of India wrote a very appreciative review of the soundtracks of Karvva. She stated that not only the title track – Ugramm Veeram – which perfectly captures the feel of the title that translates to aggression, rest of the film tracks take one into a romantic journey of much dreamed sequences which many movie makers ensure are present so as to provide an artistic relief to an otherwise power packed adrenaline rushing storyline.

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Poornachandra Tejaswi - Music Director

Poornachandra Tejaswi is a Kannada music director who is currently based in Mysore, Karnataka. In his earlier days he was part of a band called Stone Age but now he is popularly known for his debutant work in the Kannada film Lucia. Yet he has also composed the soundtrack for other films such as Chathurbhuja in the year 2014 and more recently in the movie U Turn in the year 2016. The film Lucia is an Indian Kannada romantic psychological thriller which has been written, co-edited and directed by Pawan Kumar. The plot of the film is non-linear in nature. The real beginning of the story is the end scene of the film. There are two lead roles which run simultaneously, one being a dream sequence and the other being reality itself. These two parts are called Nikhil and Nikki respectively. Poornachandra composed the soundtrack for this film, Lucia. He played an active part in the film not only when it came to composing the soundtrack but also went around with actor Sathish Ninasam to various colleges and events to promote and show his support for the film. His work in the film extended to more than his immediate talents which are of the musical incline. He is also seen to be appreciative of new talent. This can be seen through his involvement in the film Lucia, where he used social media as his beginning platform for music suggestions and inspiration for his work. He also sought out the help of young music lovers and asked for their help directly by making his e-mail account public for anyone interested to contact him. Debutant Poornachandra Tejaswi composed the music for the film and the soundtracks. The background scores were also curated by him with the help of Santhosh Narayan and Monish Kumar M.K. The film in total has seven tracks and while the music was composed by Poornachandra even the lyrics were penned by him, Raghu Shastri and Yogaraj Bhat. Some of the songs in the movie Lucia are Thinbedakami 1, Thinbedakami 2, Jamma Jamma, Nee Thoreda Galigeyali, Helu Shiva, Yako Barlilla and Jamma Jamma Patho. Poornachandra Tejaswi was awarded best music director for the film Lucia in the Karnataka State Film Awards in the year 2013. In the 61st Filmfare Awards South, he was awarded for The Best Male Playback Singer for the track titled Thinbedakami in the picture Lucia. In the Karnataka International Music Awards he was awarded Best Background Score for the film Lucia along with Monish Kumar M.K. and Santhosh Narayanan.

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