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|Also known as||Lokesh Kumar|
|Born||(13 May 1980) age 36
|Genres||Film score, soundtrack|
|Occupation(s)||Music director, singer, composer|
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 such successful as Birugaali (2009), Sanchari (2010), Kempegowda (2011), Varadanayaka (2012) and Victory (2013). His songs have been well received by the audiences across South India.
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).
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. Some articles report that a meeting between Arjun and Oscar-winning composer A. R. Rahman changed his fortunes in the music industry. The song "Khaali Quarter" composed for the 2013 film Victory went viral and was on top of the charts for many weeks. He scored for his 50th film composition for Vajrakaya which released in April 2015 which received rave reviews.
As a composer
|Year||Film Title||Notes / Awards|
|2008||Patre Loves Padma|
|2009||Birugaali||South Scope Award for Best Music Director|
|2010||Sanchari||Suvarna Award for Best Song|
|2010||Nam Areali Ondina|
|2011||Kempegowda||Won, South Scope Award for Best Stylish Music Album
Kadiri Award for Best Music Director
|2011||Rajadhani||Dubbed in Telugu as Bhagyanagaram|
|2012||Alemaari||Won, Karnataka State Film Award for Best Music Director
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
|2012||Romeo||Won, SIIMA Award for Best Music Director (Kannada)|
|2013||Varadanayaka||Won, SIIMA Award for Best Male Playback Singer (Kannada)|
|2013||Chathrigalu Saar Chathrigalu|
|2013||Case No. 18/9|
|2013||Sweety Nanna Jodi|
|2013||Bhajarangi||Won, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director - Kannada|
|2014||Paru Wife of Devadas|
|2014||Adyaksha||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Kannada|
|2014||Jai Hind 2 /Abhimanyu||Tamil/Kannada bilingual film|
|2016||Kathe Chitrakathe Nirdeshana Puttanna|
|2016||Jai Maruthi 800|
|2016||Mungaru Male 2|
|2016||John Jani Janardhan|
|2017||Naane Next CM|
As a singer
- "Belagageddu Coffee" – Romeo
- "Gowramma Baramma" – Lucky
- "Manethanka Baare" – Rambo
- "OOta Madro Dayavittu" - "Mrugashira"
- "Soumya Raoh and Arjun Janya win a Filmfare each". Times of India. 13 July 2014.
- "Arjuna 'Uvacha'". Chitratara.com. 8 November 2008. Retrieved 20 December 2011.
- "Music director Arjun changes his name as Arjun Janya | Flash News Today – Online News Magazine". Flashnewstoday.com. 2 April 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2011.
- "Shake hand with Rahman changed my life – Arjun Janya". Supergoodmovies.com. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
- "Khali quarter goes viral in Sandalwood". The New Indian Express. 8 August 2013.
- "Arjun Janya scores a quickfire 50". The Times of India. 24 April 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
- "Arjun Janya to share more than just music!". Sify.com. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
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