Arjun Janya (born Lokesh Kumar) is an Indian film score 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), Mukunda Murari (2016). His 100th film as music director is 99 (2019 film).

Arjun Janya
Birth nameLokesh Kumar
Born (1980-05-13) May 13, 1980 (age 42)
Bengaluru
GenresFilm score, soundtrack
Occupation(s)Composer
singer
Instrument(s)
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • Keyboard
Years active2006–present
Websitearjunjanya.in

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]

CareerEdit

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 became popular 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 in Zee Kannada channel along with singer Vijay Prakash and music composer Hamsalekha.[7]

DiscographyEdit

As a composerEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Films Notes
2006 Autograph Please
2007 Aathmarpane Background score only
Dadagiri Background score only
Bhaktha Background score only
Yuga
2008 Slum Bala
Patre Loves Padma
Dheemaku
Baba
2009 Machcha
Birugaali South Scope Award for Best Music Director
2010 Nayaka
Gubbi
Nam Areal Ond Dina
Sanchari Suvarna Award for Best Song
Jugaari
2011 Jarasandha
Rajadhani
Kempegowda South Scope Award for Best Stylish Music Album
Kadiri Award for Best Music Director
2012 Rambo
18th Cross
Romeo SIIMA Award for Best Music Director
Dandupalya
Alemaari Karnataka State Film Award for Best Music Director
Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Kannada
Lucky Also made a cameo appearance
Thuglak
2013 Guest House
Bhajarangi Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Kannada
Chaddi Dosth
Sweety Nanna Jodi
Dilwala
Barfi
Victory
Jayammana Maga
Case No. 18/9
Auto Raja
Chathrigalu Saar Chathrigalu
Rajanikantha
Varadanayaka SIIMA Award for Best Male Playback Singer
2014 Abhimanyu Also made in Tamil and Telugu as Jai Hind 2
Neenade Naa
Simhadri
Super Ranga
Paramashiva
Tirupathi Express
Adyaksha Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Kannada
Paru Wife of Devadas
Maanikya
Dil Rangeela
Shivajinagara Background score only
Darling
Angaaraka
2015 Ganga
Dove
Arjuna
Om Namaha
RX Soori
Bullet Basya
Vajrakaya 50th film as a Composer[8]
Goa
DK
Raja Rajendra
Jackson
2016 Mukunda Murari Nominated – SIIMA Award for Best Music Director (Kannada)
Mungaru Male 2 Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Kannada
Kalpana 2
Lakshmana
Jigarthanda
Style King
Jai Maruthi 800
Mareyalaare
Ricky
Kathe Chitrakathe Nirdeshana Puttanna
John Jani Janardhan
2017 Chowka Only for 2 songs ("Appa I Love You" and "Vande Mataram")
Chakravarthy
Hebbuli
Raaga
Pataki
Sarkari Kelasa Devara Kelasa
Tiger
Dandupalya 2
Raj Vishnu
Tarak
Satya Harishchandra
College Kumar
2018 Dandupalya 3
Raambo 2
Kannadakkaagi Ondannu Otti
Kichchu
Ayogya Nominated- SIIMA Award for Best Music Director -Kannada
Victory 2
Ambi Ning Vayassaytho
The Villain
2019 Kavacha
Premier Padmini
99 100th film
Amar
Gimmick
Pailwaan
Ellide Illi thanaka
Bharaate
Odeya
2020 India vs England
2021 Roberrt
Kotigobba 3
SriKrishna@gmail.com
Rider
Bhajarangi 2
2022 Ek Love Ya
Local Train
Avatara Purusha
Window Seat
Gaalipata 2
Kaneyadavara Bagge Prakatane
Love 360
Shiva 143
  Padavi Poorva Filming
  Rajamarthanda Filming
  Thrishulam Filming
  Once Upon a Time in Jamaligudda Filming
  Raymo Filming
  Amar Akbar Antony (Marathi) Filming
  Dilpasand Filming
  Veda Filming
  Murphy Filming
  45 Filming

As a singerEdit

Year Film Song Notes
2012 Romeo Belagageddu Coffee
2012 Romeo Smile Vasi
2012 Romeo Romeo Romeo
2012 Lucky Gowramma Baramma
2012 Lucky Naan Yen Madli
2012 Rambo Manethanka Baare
2013 Varadanayaka Baite Baite
2013 Varadanayaka Ondhsari
2014 Mrugashira Oota Madro Dayavittu
2014 Super Ranga Ninade Nenapu
2017 Kataka Kataka Title Track

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Soumya Raoh and Arjun Janya win a Filmfare each". The 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. Archived from the original on 14 August 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Arjun Janya 50 for 50". Indiaglitz.

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