Arjun Janya

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Arjun Janya
Birth nameLokesh Kumar
Born (1980-05-13) May 13, 1980 (age 39)
Bengaluru
GenresFilm score, soundtrack
Occupation(s)Music Composer
singer
Years active2006–present
Websitearjunjanya.in

Arjun Janya (previously Lokesh Kumar) is an Indian film score and soundtrack composer and singer. Arjun made his film debut in the 2006 Kannada film Autograph Please. Since then he has composed and scored music for successful films such as Birugaali (2009), Sanchari (2010), Kempegowda (2011), Varadanayaka (2012), Victory (2013), Vajrakaya (2015) and Mukunda Murari (2016). His 100th film as music director is 99 (2019 film).

Arjun Janya won the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Music Director for the film Alemaari (2012), the SIIMA Award for Best Music Director for the film Romeo (2012) and the Filmfare Best Music Director award for the film Bhajarangi (2013).[1]

Career[edit]

Arjun started his career by assisting composers such as V. Manohar and K. Kalyan. He worked as a keyboard player for around 30 films.[2]

His first release as a music director was Autograph Please (2006) starring Sanjjanaa and Dilip Raj. Since then, he composed for various films but with little success until he scored the music for the film Birugaali in 2009. All the songs of this film were noticed and appreciated. Following this, he tasted success by scoring for the film Sanchari in 2010.

Arjun's biggest breakthrough came with the Sudeep vehicle Kempe Gowda in 2011, a remake of the Tamil blockbuster Singam. During this time, he changed his name from Arjun to Arjun Janya upon his astrologer's suggestion and Sudeep's recommendation.[3] Some articles report that a meeting between Arjun and Oscar-winning composer A. R. Rahman changed his fortunes in the music industry.[4] The song "Khaali Quarter" composed for the 2013 film Victory went viral and was on top of the charts for many weeks.[5] He scored for his 50th film composition for Vajrakaya which released in April 2015 which received rave reviews.[6]

Arjun is currently judging the Kannada version of the reality singing show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs in Zee Kannada channel along with singer Vijay Prakash and music composer Hamsalekha.[7]

Filmography[edit]

As a composer[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Kannada Films Other Languages Films Notes
2006 Autograph Please
2007 Aathmarpane Background score only
2007 Yuga
2007 Dadagiri Background score only
2007 Bhaktha Background score only
2008 Slum Bala
2008 Patre Loves Padma
2008 Dheemaku
2008 Baba
2009 Machcha
2009 Birugaali South Scope Award for Best Music Director
2010 Nayaka
2010 Gubbi
2010 Nam Areali Ondina
2010 Sanchari Suvarna Award for Best Song
2010 Jugaari
2011 Jarasandha
2011 Rajadhani Bhagyanagaram (Telugu)
2011 Kempegowda South Scope Award for Best Stylish Music Album
Kadiri Award for Best Music Director
2012 Rambo
2012 18th Cross
2012 Romeo SIIMA Award for Best Music Director
2012 Dandupalya Dandupalyam (Telugu)
2012 Alemaari Karnataka State Film Award for Best Music Director
Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Kannada
2012 Lucky Also made a cameo appearance
2012 Thuglak
2013 Guest House
2013 Bhajarangi Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Kannada
2013 Chaddi Dosth
2013 Sweety Nanna Jodi
2013 Dilwala
2013 Barfi
2013 Victory
2013 Jayammana Maga
2013 Case No. 18/9
2013 Auto Raja
2013 Chathrigalu Saar Chathrigalu
2013 Rajanikantha
2013 Varadanayaka SIIMA Award for Best Male Playback Singer
2014 Abhimanyu Jai Hind 2 (Tamil)
2014 Neenade Naa
2014 Simhadri
2014 Super Ranga
2014 Paramashiva
2014 Tirupathi Express
2014 Adyaksha Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Kannada
2014 Paru Wife of Devadas
2014 Maanikya
2014 Dil Rangeela
2014 Shivajinagara Background score only
2014 Darling
2014 Angaaraka
2015 Ganga
2015 Dove
2015 Arjuna
2015 Om Namaha
2015 RX Soori
2015 Bullet Basya
2015 Vajrakaya 50th film as a composer[8]
2015 Goa
2015 DK
2015 Raja Rajendra
2015 Jackson
2016 Mukunda Murari Nominated - SIIMA Award for Best Music Director (Kannada)
2016 Mungaru Male 2 Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Kannada
2016 Kalpana 2
2016 Lakshmana
2016 Jigarthanda
2016 Style King
2016 Jai Maruthi 800
2016 Mareyalaare
2016 Ricky
2016 Kathe Chitrakathe Nirdeshana Puttanna
2016 John Jani Janardhan
2017 Chowka Only for 2 songs ("Appa I Love You" and "Vande Mataram")
2017 Chakravarthy
2017 Hebbuli
2017 Raaga
2017 Pataki
2017 Sarkari Kelasa Devara Kelasa
2017 Tiger
2017 Dandupalya 2 Dandupalyam 2 (Telugu)
2017 Raj Vishnu
2017 Tarak
2017 Satya Harishchandra
2017 College Kumar
2018 Dandupalya 3 Dandupalyam 3 (Telugu)
2018 Raambo 2
2018 Kannadakkagi Ondannu Otti
2018 Kichchu
2018 Ayogya
2018 Victory 2
2018 Ambi Ning Vayassaytho
2018 The Villain
2019 Kavacha
2019 Premier Padmini
2019 99 100th film
2019 Films that have not yet been released Ellide Illi thanaka Announced
2019 Films that have not yet been released Kotigobba 3 Filming
2019 Films that have not yet been released Bharaate
2019 Films that have not yet been released Madagaja Announced
2019 Films that have not yet been released Amar Post-production
2019 Films that have not yet been released Pailwaan Filming
2019 Films that have not yet been released Rajamarthanda Filming

As a singer[edit]

"Ninade nenapu" - "Super Ranga"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Soumya Raoh and Arjun Janya win a Filmfare each". Times of India. 13 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Arjuna 'Uvacha'". Chitratara.com. 8 November 2008. Retrieved 20 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Music director Arjun changes his name as Arjun Janya | Flash News Today – Online News Magazine". Flashnewstoday.com. 2 April 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Shake hand with Rahman changed my life – Arjun Janya". Supergoodmovies.com. Archived from the original on 6 January 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Khali quarter goes viral in Sandalwood". The New Indian Express. 8 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Arjun Janya scores a quickfire 50". The Times of India. 24 April 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Arjun Janya to share more than just music!". Sify. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Arjun Janya 50 for 50". Indiaglitz.

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