Arjun Janya

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Arjun Janya
Birth name Lokesh Kumar
Born (1980-05-13) May 13, 1980 (age 38)
Bengaluru
Genres Film score, soundtrack
Occupation(s) Music Composer
singer
Years active 2006–present
Website arjunjanya.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).

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 Film Title Language Notes / Awards
2006 Autograph Please
2007 Baba
2007 Yuga
2008 Patre Loves Padma
2008 Dheemaku
2008 Slum Bala
2008 Dheena
2009 Machcha
2009 Birugaali Kannada South Scope Award for Best Music Director
2010 Jugaari Kannada
2010 Sanchari Kannada Suvarna Award for Best Song
2010 Nam Areali Ondina
2010 Gubbi Kannada
2011 Kempegowda Kannada Won, South Scope Award for Best Stylish Music Album
Kadiri Award for Best Music Director
2011 Rajadhani Kannada Dubbed in Telugu as Bhagyanagaram
2011 Jarasandha Kannada
2012 Thuglak Kannada
2012 Lucky Kannada
2012 Alemaari Kannada Won, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Music Director
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
2012 Dandupalya Kannada
2012 Romeo Kannada Won, SIIMA Award for Best Music Director (Kannada)
2012 18th Cross Kannada
2012 Rambo Kannada
2013 Varadanayaka Kannada Won, SIIMA Award for Best Male Playback Singer (Kannada)
2013 Rajanikantha Kannada
2013 Chathrigalu Saar Chathrigalu Kannada
2013 Auto Raja Kannada
2013 Jayammana Maga Kannada
2013 Victory Kannada
2013 Case No. 18/9 Kannada
2013 Barfi Kannada
2013 Dilwala Kannada
2013 Sweety Nanna Jodi Kannada
2013 Chaddi Dosth Kannada
2013 Bhajarangi Kannada Won, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director — Kannada
2014 Dil Rangeela Kannada
2014 Darling Kannada
2014 Angaaraka Kannada
2014 Maanikya Kannada
2014 Paru Wife of Devadas Kannada
2014 Adyaksha Kannada Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Kannada
2014 Super Ranga Kannada
2014 Tirupathi Express Kannada
2014 Paramashiva Kannada
2014 Simhadri Kannada
2014 Neenade Naa Kannada
2014 Jai Hind-2 Tamil Released in Kannada as "Abhimanyu"
2014 Abhimanyu Kannada Released in Tamil as "Jai Hind-2"
2015 Jackson Kannada
2015 Raja Rajendra Kannada
2015 DK Kannada
2015 Goa
2015 RX Soori Kannada
2015 Vajrakaya Kannada
2015 Bullet Basya Kannada
2015 Arjuna Kannada
2015 Dove
2015 Ganga Kannada
2016 Kathe Chitrakathe Nirdeshana Puttanna Kannada
2016 Ricky Kannada
2016 Mareyalaare
2016 Style King Kannada
2016 Jai Maruthi 800 Kannada
2016 Jigarthanda Kannada
2016 Lakshmana Kannada
2016 Kalpana 2 Kannada
2016 Mungaru Male 2 Kannada Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Kannada
2016 Mukunda Murari Kannada Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Music Director (Kannada)
2016 John Jani Janardhan Kannada
2017 Hebbuli Kannada
2017 Chakravarthy Kannada
2017 Chowka Kannada Only for 2 songs ("Appa I Love You" and "Vande Mataram")
2017 Raaga Kannada
2017 Pataki Kannada
2017 Sarkari Kelasa Devara Kelasa Kannada
2017 Tiger Kannada
2017 Dandupalya 2 Kannada
2017 Raj Vishnu Kannada
2017 Tarak Kannada
2017 Satya Harishchandra Kannada
2017 College Kumar Kannada
2018 Dandupalya 3 Kannada
2018 Rambo 2 Kannada
2018 Kannadakkagi Ondannu Otti Kannada
2018 Kichchu Kannada
2018 Ayogya Kannada
2018 Ambi Ning Vayassaytho Kannada
2018 Films that have not yet been released The Villain Kannada Album Released
2018 Films that have not yet been released Naane Next CM Kannada Filming
2019 Films that have not yet been released Odeya Kannada Filming
2019 Films that have not yet been released My Name Is Kirathaka Kannada Filming

As a singer[edit]

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. 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.

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