|Genres||Film score, Soundtrack, Theatre, World music|
|Occupations||Film composer, instrumentalist Producer|
|Years active||1987 – present|
V. Harikrishna is an Indian music director and singer in the Kannada film industry and has won three consecutive Filmfare Award for Best Music for Gaalipata in 2008, Raaj The Showman in 2009 and Jackie in 2010. He is the son-in-law of music director G. K. Venkatesh.
As a programmer, arranger and keyboard player
Since 1990, he has worked as an assistant to many music directors, including Hamsalekha, V Ravichandran, Gurukiran and others. He has worked as a programmer, an arranger and as a keyboard player for many music directors. He has worked for feature films, short films, daily soaps, albums etc.
He has composed music for nearly 50 feature films. He has also sung many songs. He entered the Kannada music industry as a composer from the movie Jothe Jotheyali. in the year 2006. The film starring Prem and Ramya in the lead and Darshan in a guest role was directed by Dinakar Thoogudeepa that was produced by Meena Thoogudeepa Srinivas (Home production of Darshan) ran for 25 weeks. In 2008, the movie Gaalipata directed by film maker and lyricist Yograj Bhat. Gaalipata also won Harikrishna, his first FilmFare award. The songs "Minchaagi Neenu Baralu" and "Jeeva Kaleva" both sung by Sonu Nigam and written by Jayanth Kaikini (who also won the FilmFare for "Minchaagi"); "Aakasha Ishte" sung by Tippu and Kunal Ganjawala; "Nadhim Deem Thana" sung By K.S.Chithra; "Kavithe Kavithe" sung by Vijay Prakash and "Aaha Ee Bedaru Bombege" sung by Udit Narayan and Anuradha Sriram.
Harikrishna is now producing a movie along with Ravivarma with Ajay Rao in the lead, the movie is titled Jaadoo. His first song was "Shake Your Body" in the film Ambari.
With Darshan: Harikrishna was music director for all Darshan films. He composed music for Bhupathi, Snehana Preethina, Gaja, Indra, Arjun, Navagraha, Yodha, Abhay, Porki, Boss, Prince, Saarathy, Chingaari among the released ones. The Music Composing for all other Darshan's upcoming films that are still under production Virat, Bul Bul, Bhairava, Bheema and Lovely King that are announced will be done by Harikrishna.
With Yograj Bhat: Paramathma was the second movie that the duo got together. Their combination started from the song "Nadheem Dheem Thana" from Gaalipata sung By K. S. Chithra. There have been hundreds of songs in their combination.
As music director
|2006||Jothe Jotheyali||Dinakar Thoogudeep|
|2007||Krishna||M D Sridhar|
|2007||Snehana Preethina||Shahuraj Shindhe|
|2007||Ee Preethi Yeke Bhoomi Melide||Background score only||Prem|
|2008||Paramesha Panwala||Mahesh Babu|
|2008||Gaalipata||Winner Filmfare Award for Best Music Director||Yogaraj Bhat|
|2009||Meghave Meghave||Nagendra Prasad|
|2009||Ambari||A. P. Arjun|
|2009||Raj, The Showman||Winner Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Winner Karnataka State Film Award for Best Music Director
Winner Suwarna Film Award for Best Music Director
|2009||Maleyali Jotheyali||Preetham Gubbi|
|2010||Jackie||Winner Filmfare Award for Best Music Director||Suri|
|2010||Eno Onthara||Mussanje Mahesh|
|2010||Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu||RaghuRam|
|2010||Porki||M D Sridhar|
|2010||Kiccha Huccha||Chi.Guru Dutt|
|2011||Prince||Om Prakash Rao|
|2011||Prema Chandrama||Shahuraj Shinde|
|2011||Kool...Sakkath Hot Maga||Ganesh|
|2011||Vinayaka Geleyara Balaga||Nagendra Prasad|
|2011||Johny Mera Naam Preethi Mera Kaam||Preetham Gubbi|
|2011||Saarathi||Suvarna Film Award for Best Music Director||Dinakar Thoogudeep|
|2011||Jogayya||Box office Dud||Prem|
|2012||Anna Bond||Winner SIIMA Award for Best Male Playback Singer||Soori|
|2012||Katariveera Surasundarangi||Suresh Krishna|
|2012||Addhuri||Winner Udaya Award for Best Music Director||Arjun|
|2012||Ready For Dhee||Telugu film|
|2012||Kaveri Loves Kariya||Sai Ramesh|
|2012||Manjina Hani||V Ravichandra|
|2012||Prem Adda||Mahesh Babu|
|2012||Drama||Winner Filmfare Award for Best Music Director||Yogaraj Bhat|
|2013||Akka Pakka||U K Das|
|2013||Bulbul||Winner SIIMA Award for Best Music Director||M D Sridhar|
|2013||Shravani Subramanya||Manju Swaroop|
|2014||Fair & Lovely||Raghuram|
- Won 3 consecutive Filmfare Award for Best Music (Gaalipata, Raaj The Showman and Jackie)
- RNJ awards in 2009
- Suvarna Film Awards for Best Music Director (Raaj the Showman, Drama)
- 2012 – Filmfare Award for Drama
- Karnataka State Award for the film Raaj The Showman
- 2012 – Nominated – Best Music Director for Anna Bond
- Filmfare Award for Best Music Director - Kannada
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