Arjunna Harjaie

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Arjunna Harjaie
Singer Composer Arjunna Harjaie.jpg
Background information
Genresfilm score
Occupation(s)
  • Composer
  • record producer
  • singer
  • instrumentalist
Years active2009–present

Arjunna Harjaie (Arjuna Harjai) is an Indian composer, singer and musician working in Bollywood, he is also known for composing popular advertising music.

His association with directorsNikkhil Advani, composing music and songs for film Guddu Engineer and television series P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke received praise from critics.[1][2] For P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke, Harjaie composed the original score for 107 episodes and composed six songs, he also lent his voice for all the songs along with co singers Nandini Srikar,Shashaa Tirupati, Jonita Gandhi and Surabhi Dashputra.[3]

His work was noted for Nikkhil Advani's Lucknow Central film starring Farhan Akhtar directed by Ranjit Tiwari for which Arjunna Harjaie composed three songs, background score and the soundtracks for trailers and commercials.[4][5]

His work in the advertising industry with directors Amit Sharma, Rajesh Sathi, Vasan Bala, Anupam Mishra, Shlok Sharma, Hemant Bhandari, Manoj Pillai, Ishaan Nair, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari , Advait Chandan, Vijay Veermal has included composing music for Dettol Dettol Ho, Jio Prime (Hoinga Hoinga ), Amazon Prime, Maggie, Aquaguard, ISL Series, Make My Trip, Myntra, Flipkart, Big Bazar, Fortune, Good Knight, Havells, Zee, Hero, Sa re Ga Ma, Sony, Wild Stone, Ambuja cement and many more.[6]

Early life and education[edit]

Harjai started learning Hindustani classical music from his parents at a very young age and was exposed to various music styles. He moved to Mumbai in 2006 to further study under playback singer Suresh Wadkar. He also studied piano as his main instrument since a very young age and went on to study until Grade 8 of Trinity College, and in 2008 he passed out from SAE College Mumbai as the highest scorer in Audio Engineering. In 2009 he studied jazz and counterpoint composition under various music exchange programs in Delhi and Mumbai.[7]

Career[edit]

While composing advertising jingles for major brands, Harjaaie continued assisting music composer Lalit Pandit for projects such as Besharam and Dabangg.[8]

Harjaie began composing for cinema when Punjabi producer Rajan Batra was looking for a new composer with a distinct vision for his feature film Titoo MBA. Harjaie went on to compose the entire soundtrack for the film.[9] and has continued with a number of other film soundtracks and songs.

Filmography[edit]

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Other Notes
2018 Simmba TBA
2018 Torbaaz All songs
2017 Lucknow Central 3 Songs, Original Score and Promos.[10]
2017 Jindua Composed 2 Songs " Laaiyan Ve & Takdi Ravan".
2017 MAHI NRI Music by[11]
2016 P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke Songs, Opening Theme & Background Score[12]
2016 Guddu Engineer Songs & Background Score[13]
2016 Do Lafzon Ki Kahani Composed 1 song "Ankhiyaan"[14][15][7]
2014 Titoo MBA Songs and Background Score
2014 CHUDAIL Music by[16]
2013 Calapor Songs & Background Score, Also sung two songs[17]
2012 Manzoor Nahi Song composed to support the victim of 2012 Delhi gang rape[18]
2011 Hair Is Falling Background Score

Awards and critical reception[edit]

'"Awards'" For Director Details Music Director Lyricist Year
5th Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival[19] " Guddu Engineer " " Nikkhil Advani " Best Music Award - Keh Nahi Paunga as Arjuna Harjai Kumaar 2016
Creative ABBY Awards GOLD[20] " P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke " " Nikkhil Advani " Original Background Score - Rab Ki Baatein Arjunna Harjaie Kumaar 2017
Creative ABBY Awards BRONZE " P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke " " Nikkhil Advani " Original Background Score - Raahiyan Ve Arjunna Harjaie Kumaar 2017

Songs[edit]

Film Song Singer Lyricist Year of Release
Lucknow Central Kaavaan Kaavaan Divya Kumar Kumaar 2017
Lucknow Central Rangdaari Arijit Singh Arjunna Harjaie Kumaar 2017
Lucknow Central Teen Kabooter Divya Kumar Mohit Chauhan raftaar Kumaar raftaar 2017
Jindua Laaiyan Ve Arjunna Harjaie & Surabhi Dashputra Kumaar 2017
Jindua Takdi Ravan Jonita Gandhi, Akhil & Arjunna Harjaie Kumaar 2017
Mahi NRI Tere Bina (Reprise) Hardy Sandhu Kumaar 2017
Mahi NRI Tabbar Lehmber Hussainpuri & Hardy Sandhu Kumaar 2017
Mahi NRI Balle Balle Hardy Sandhu Kumaar 2017
Mahi NRI Bathroom (Rap) Hardy Sandhu Kumaar 2017
Mahi NRI Blonde Nachdi Hardy Sandhu & Jonita Gandhi Kumaar 2017
Mahi NRI One More Thumka Jonita Gandhi & Anubhav Suman Kumaar 2017
Mahi NRI Tere Bina Master Saleem & Shipra Goyal Kumaar 2017
Mahi NRI Mera Mahi NRI Kailash Kher Kumaar 2017
P.O.W.- Bandi Yuddh Ke Ishq Hawa Hai Arjunna Harjaie Kumaar 2017
P.O.W.- Bandi Yuddh Ke Akhari Mod Pe Arjunna Harjaie Kumaar 2017
P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke Dhaage Arjunna Harjaie & Nandini Srikar Kumaar 2016
P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke Raahiya Surabhi Dashputra & Shashaa Tirupati Kumaar 2016
P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke Rab Ki Baatein Arjunna Harjaie Kumaar 2016
Do Lafzon Ki Kahani (film) Ankhiyaan Kanika Kapoor Kumaar 2016[21]
Hero (2015 Hindi film) Yadaan Teriyaan Reprise Shipra Goyal & Arjuna Harjai Kumaar 2015[22]
Chudail Raat Ye Kehti Hai Sunidhi Chauhan Surabhi Dashputra 2015
Chudail Das Rahe Hain Jonita Gandhi Surabhi Dashputra 2015
Titoo MBA O Soniye Arijit Singh & Vibha Saraf Surabhi Dashputra 2014
Titoo MBA Kyu Hua Arijit Singh & Arjuna Harjai Kumaar 2014
Titoo MBA Atyachaari Surabhi Dashputra & Arjuna Harjai Surabhi Dashputra 2014
Titoo MBA Plan Bana Le Aishwarya Nigam & Surabhi Dashputra Kumaar 2014
Titoo MBA O Ranjhna Surabhi Dashputra Surabhi Dashputra 2014
Titoo MBA Kyu Hua Reprise Neeti Mohan Kumaar 2014
Calapor Bindaas Various Surabhi Dashputra 2013
Calapor I Love You Ma Arjunna Harjaie & Surabhi Dashputra Surabhi Dashputra 2013
Calapor Tarana Surabhi Dashputra Surabhi Dashputra 2013
Calapor Musical Lakshmi Madhusudan & Aishwarya Nigam Sanjeev Chaturvedi 2013
Manzoor Nahi[18] Single Surabhi Dashputra & Arjuna Harjai Surabhi Dashputra 2012

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Arjuna Harjai hopes to hit the right chord with his music - Times of India". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Arjunna Harjaie". IMDb. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  4. ^ "'Monsoon Wedding' song 'Kawa Kawa' recreated for Farhan Akhtar's 'Lucknow Central'". mid-day.com. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Arjunna Harjaie composes a song using trash cans - Times of India". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Releases of the Week". telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Arjuna Harjai: My parents played an important role in my career - Times of India". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Besharam (2013)". IMDb. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Just Pass!! (Titoo MBA – Music Review)". wordpress.com. 15 November 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Sukhwinder Singh's "Kaawan Kaawan" to now feature in Farhan Akhtar-starrer Lucknow Central - Mumbai Mirror -". indiatimes.com. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Mahi N.R.I. (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Arjunna Harjaie on Apple Music". apple.com. 9 February 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Star Plus brings 'Prisoners of War' to India, renowned director to direct". indiantelevision.com. 2 March 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Guddu Engiineer (2016)". imdb.com. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Ankhiyaan Lyrics - Do Lafzon Ki Kahani - Kanika Kapoor". lyricsted.com. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Music Review Do Lafzon Ki Kahani - Oye! Times". oyetimes.com. 24 May 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  16. ^ "Arjuna Harjai composes and sings a song with Sunidhi Chauhan". indianexpress.com. 4 December 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  17. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/in/album/calapor-original-motion-picture/id678282756
  18. ^ a b "YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  19. ^ http://miniboxoffice.com/mumbaishortsinternationalfilmfestival/news.php?id=NjQ4OQ==
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