Hemanth (singer)

Hemanth Subramanya, (Kannada: ಹೇಮಂತ್ ಕುಮಾರ್) known by his stage name as Hemanth, is a playback singer in Kannada cinema.[1][2][3][4]

Hemanth Subramanya
ಹೇಮಂತ್ ಕುಮಾರ್
Hemanth Subramanya

OccupationSinger, composer
Years active1999–present
Parent(s)Sri Subramanya Sastry
Smt.Rathna Sastry
RelativesChetana Krishna (Sister)

Early lifeEdit

Hemanth was born in a family of musicians at Bangalore, India, his mother Smt. Rathna Sastry is a classical singer and his father Sri Subramanya Sastry is a retired economics professor who is also an ardent music lover. Hemanth developed a love for music at the age of four. Since his childhood days he used to accompany his mother while she performed carnatic and light classical shows and he considers his mother as his first Guru.[1]

Hemanth practised Carnatic classical music under Vidwan Sri R. K. Srikantan and his son Vidwan Sri R.S.Ramakanth and also under Dr Nagavalli Nagaraj and Sri H. K. Narayana for about a decade.[1]


Hemanth started his film career as a music assistant to the legendary music director Dr. Hamsalekha, who also introduced him to the Kannada cinema.[1] His foray into the film world was made in 2000 for the blockbuster movie Preethse.[5][6] Hemanth replaced Udit Narayan in his debut song "Preetse Preetse" of movie Preethse composed by his mentor Dr. Hamsalekha.[5][7] The total number of Kannada songs rendered by him till date exceeds a few thousands.[1][7]

Hemanth became a popular and prominent playback singer in Kannada cinema since his debuted with super hit and evergreen song "Preetse Preetse" of Kannada cinema.[2][4][6][8][9] Hemanth rendered his voice to many Kannada cinema heroes, Dr. Shiva Rajkumar, Puneeth Rajkumar, Upendra, Ganesh, Sudeep, Srinagar Kitty, Darshan, Yash to name a few. Hemanth has sung songs in composition of Dr. Hamsalekha,[10] V. Manohar, Gurukiran,[8] Mano Murthy, Arjun Janya, V. Sridhar,[11] V. Harikrishna, Sadhu Kokila, Ricky Kej to name a few.

Hemanth has hosted and performed for innumerable TV musical shows in leading Kannada channels. “Kuhu Kuhu" for Udaya TV, “Gunagaana", "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa” and "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa little champs" for Zee Kannada TV to name a few.[1][12][13] He has performed live worldwide, including at Muskat for the show “Gana Lahiri” organized by Kannada Sangha in 2008, at Dubai in 2012 and at Bahrain in 2013, most recently at Nairobi during "Karunada Habba" Feb 2018.[1][3]

Hemanth has also sung song in music albums "Life is Beautiful" and "Baa Sangaati" composed by Techies4Kannada and orchestral music from the Czech Republic.[11][14][15][16] He is also featured in "Nee Badalaadare" music album composed by Ricky Kej which has patriotic songs in Kannada.[17]


Partial list of songs sung by Hemanth.

Year Film Music Composer Language Song
1998 Mr. Putsami V. Manohar Kannada Baa Baa Baa Baare
Yaaravalu Yaaravalu
2000 Preethse Dr. Hamsalekha Kannada Preethse Preethse
2001 Kurigalu Saar Kurigalu Dr. Hamsalekha Kannada Ayyo Hogi Saar
Chori Chakori
Sondi Sondi
Nidire Baradire
2001 Sri Manjunatha Dr. Hamsalekha Kannada Dharmajyothi Mangala Sloka
Hey Hey Bindhige
Om Aksharaya Namaha
2002 Super Star Dr. Hamsalekha Kannada Bakra Bakra
Problem Problem
2003 Kutumba Gurukiran Kannada Nee Nan Appikollalve
2003 Khushi Kannada We Will Do It
2003 Raktha Kanneeru Sadhu Kokila Kannada Danger
2004 Sarvabhouma Hamsalekha Kannada Edege Gundina Maleya
Kalnan Magandee Prema
2005 Nenapirali Dr. Hamsalekha Kannada Hey Beladingale
2006 Mungaru Male Mano Murthy Kannada Suvvi Suvvali
2006 Kallarali Hoovagi Dr. Hamsalekha Kannada Kallarali Hoovagi
Bhoomi Eee Bhoomi Mele
Sampige Siddesha
2007 Lava Kusha Gurukiran Kannada Lava Kusha
2011 Kirataka V. Manohar Kannada Dhanakku Dandaa
2007 Honganasu Dr. Hamsalekha Kannada Kandukonde
2007 Duniya V. Manohar Kannada Preethi Maaye Hushaaru
2008 Mussanje Maatu V. Sridhar Kannada Mussanje Mathali
2008 Inthi Ninna Preethiya Sadhu Kokila Kannada Mugiyada Kavite Neenu
Hoo Kanasa Jokali
2010 Pancharangi Mano Murthy Kannada Pancharangi HaaDugalu
2011 Lifeu Ishtene Mano Murthy Kannada Junior Devadasa
2012 Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna V. Harikrishna Kannada Gandu Mettida
Janani Janmabhoomi
2013 Bulbul V. Harikrishna Kannada Nille Nille Kaveri
2013 Raja Huli Dr. Hamsalekha Kannada Loveenalli Bidre
2015 Ond Chance Kodi Mysore Gopi Kannada Gelluve Gelluve
2015 DK Arjun Janya Kannada India-Pakistana
2015 Mr. Airavata V. Harikrishna Kannada There was a Ajji
2016 Jaggu Dada V. Harikrishna Kannada Funtanatun, Thale Keduthe Reprise
2018 Kismath Rajesh Murugesan Kannada Kabaddi Kabaddi


Karnataka State Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer - 2007 for Janapada[18]

Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer – Kannada - 2007 for Kallarali Hoovagi song "Kallarali Hoovaagi"[1][19][20]

Karnataka Chitra Rasikara Sangha Awards for Best Singer 2007 for Mungaru Male [21]

Karnataka State Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer - 2006 for Kallarali Hoovagi [1][22]

Best Playback singer (male) - Exo Asianet Kaveri Film Awards 2001 for Preethse, song "Preethse Preethse"[23]

Best Playback singer (male) - Asianet Suvarna TV ( Star TV ) Award 2001 for Preethse, song "Preethse Preethse"[24]

Best Playback singer (male) - Suprabhatha Award 2001 for Preethse, song "Preethse Preethse"[25]


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  12. ^ "Contest for Li'l Champs". Deccan Herald. 29 December 2007. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  13. ^ "Li'l champs in the making". Deccan Herald. 9 February 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  14. ^ "Techies4Kannada to release music album". The Hindu. 30 October 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  15. ^ "Kannada meets Czech music". The Hindu. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
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  19. ^ "Filmfare Award for the Best Singer Kannada 2007 - Kallarali Hoovage". filmibeat.com. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  20. ^ "54th Filmfare Awards South Winners". indiainteracts.in. 8 August 2007. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
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  22. ^ "Karnataka State Film Awards 2006-07". gandhagudi.com. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  23. ^ "Lifetime Achievement award for Rajkumar". The Times of India. 14 May 2001. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  24. ^ "Asianet Suvarna TV ( Star TV ) Award for the Best Singer 2001 - Preethse Preethse". filmibeat.com. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  25. ^ "Suprabhatha Awards for Best Singer 2001 - Preethse Preethse". filmibeat.com. Retrieved 7 August 2015.

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