Sagar S

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Sagar S
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Born March 14, 1980
Mysuru, Karnataka, India
Residence Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Occupation Music director, lyricist, composer

Sagar S is a noted and an internationally reputed Indian Music Director. He is also a Kannada lyricist and an actor. He has composed music and penned lyrics for many jingles, albums, daily soaps, films, stage plays, dramas internationally and nationally. He has not only written for his own compositions but for other music directors as well. He has also judged many singing reality shows in Kannada that includes 'Fresh Voice of Karnataka' with Music Director Mano Murthy, 'Haadigaagi Haadu' and others. He has the credit for working in a record of 2000 recordings in his career.[1][2] He was in the list of top 3 music directors in India for advertisements and jingles in the year 2009,mentioned by Bombay Times. He has acted in films like Saviganasu, Encounter, Parapancha and others. The recent song, written and composed by him, 'Hoge' from the film 'Nam Life Story' sung by Vijay Prakash has gone viral and has got great reviews. Its different lyrics and appealing tune has had the fans go crazy about the song.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Sagar was born in Mysore. He entered the Industry as a lyricist and then became a music director. Sagar stayed in Mysore earlier and now he, along with his family is settled in Bengaluru.


Sagar has never worked under a music director to become a lyricist or a music composer. He entered the Industry as an Independent and a solo lyricist and a music director. He has the credit of introducing many new singers, lyricists and instrumentalists to the Industry.


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  • He wrote his first two songs for the album 'Artha' in the year 1999 by Music Composer, Producer and Politician Late Shankar.
  • He has also written songs for many Skits and Plays.
  • He has written songs for daily soaps such as Chanda Mama Baaro, Sandhya and many more
  • He has written more than 250 songs for albums and Plays.
  • He is known for his versatility in penning songs. He has composed lyrics for all kinds of music including Romantic songs, Folk songs, Devotional Songs, Bhaava Geethas, Fast numbers etc.
  • He has written songs for Various movies for his own compositions as well as for different music directors. He has also written songs for films such as Saviganasu, Encounter, The Guinness and the Limca book of record movie Police Story 3, Neenendare Nannolage, Saraaga etc. in his music and for other music directors.
  • He conducts various workshops and coaching classes regarding the techniques of Composing Lyrics.
  • His recent song 'HOGE' from the film 'Nam Life Story' that has gone viral has been penned by him.

Music Direction[edit]

Sagar S
  • He has directed music for many national and international projects that includes advertisements, Jingles etc.
  • He has composed songs and jingles for various leading English news channels and few Kannada news channels as well.
  • He has composed the theme songs for many shows and award functions.
  • He has composed songs for various Skits, Plays and Stage Shows.
  • He has also composed songs for a few serials including Suresh Kumar's Sanjeevini.
  • He has also composed music for various short films and feature films.
  • He has also orchestrated for many projects for other composers as well.
  • He has given background scores for various short films and serials.
  • He has organised many fests and musical programs throughout India.

Jingles And albums[edit]

  • He has written and composed many Jingles for Snehaloka Cricket Team, Shree Sai Gold Palace, Arcade Silks And Sarees, SJP Services, D N F Private Limited, Sanjeev Constructions etc.
  • He has written and composed for many albums such as Sampreethi, Deva Namana, Shubhodaya, Dhamani Dhamaniyalu Kannada, Deva Raaga and many more.
Popular and Leading South Indian Actor Avinash talking about the Hoge Song in the Video

The Hoge Song[edit]

The film 'Nam Life Story', even before the shoot commenced, got a great boost from the making video of the song 'hoge' that was released on YouTube that went viral. The song got great reviews everywhere[3] Its very catchy tune and the lyrics by Sagar had the fans go crazy about the song.[4] The video that was released had many celebrities talk about the song. Celebrities including Senior South Indian Film Actor Avinash, Producer-Director Beesu Suresh, Senior Journalist and the chairman and Managing director of Public TV H R Ranganath, Actors Anirudh, Tharun Sudhir, Achyuth Kumar, Veena Bhat, Music Directors Praveen D Rao and Veer Samarth, Director Nandakishore, Singer Vani Harikrishna and Choreographer Imran Sardariya spoke about the song.[4] The song is sung by Indian Playback Singer Vijay Prakash who hails from Mysore, Karnataka who has sung many super hit songs for Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films.

Felicitations and awards[edit]

Sagar receiving the Roopakala Award 2011
  • He has been awarded the 'KALA JEEVE AWARD' in 2008.
  • He has been felicitated many times by many organisations such as Ranga Mandir Organization, Sangeetha Utsavas and many more.
  • He has been awarded the 'Roopakala Belli Kanmani Award' as a 'Naada shreshta Kalavida' by the 'Roopakala Utsava-25' linked with the Karnataka State in the year 2011

Through Different Generations[edit]

Has worked with legendary singers like Padmashree Dr. B. Jayashree, B R Chaya and others and also with the later generation of Shashidhar Kote, Faiyaz Khan, Sangeetha Katti, M. D. Pallavi Arun, Praveen D Rao, Archana Udupa, Rajesh Krishnan, Ajay warrier, Vijay Prakash and others. The new generation singers like Chaitra H. G., Anuradha Bhat and others have also worked with him. Actors Anirudh, Tara, Naveen Krishna, Sunil Raoh, Writer-Actor Kunigal Nagabhushan, Director T. S. Nagabharana, Music Director Mano Murthy and others have done many voice overs for various projects of the Music director. He has also introduced many new singers to the Industry.

Other Activities[edit]

  • He is a part of an event management NGO 'Prakruthi',that believes in working towards a greener INDIA by bringing people out of their self-centric hibernation into its lush green parks. Prakruthi also believes in working towards creating awareness among people about the Kannada literature and the culture of Karnataka through music. It organises musical programs all over the state.
  • He is a part of Legendary Super Star Late Dr.Vishnuvardhan's 'Snehaloka Cricket Team' (SCT). The SCT that includes many celebrities such as Dr.Bharathi Vishnuvardhan (actor and present President of SCT), Anirudh Jathkar (Actor), Shobaraj (Actor), Avinash (Actor), K S Shivaram (Actor) and many more celebrities organises many Cricket matches for charity and also does a lot of social service.


  1. ^ "cinecircle | Kannada Movies News | Kannada Movies Gallery | TV News | Kannada Movie Reviews". Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  2. ^ "Kannada Movie/Cinema News - `NAM LIFE STORY` KARNATAKA TO TAMIL NADU". Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  3. ^ a b "TV9 - Filmy Funda". YouTube. 2014-02-18. Retrieved 2016-07-24. 
  4. ^ a b c "Latest Kannada Full Songs | Hoge Song Making | Nam Life Story Kannada Movie Songs". YouTube. 2013-12-21. Retrieved 2016-07-24.