Krsna Solo (born Amitav Sarkar) is a music composer, singer-songwriter and a music producer from India, who debuted with the popular Hindi film "Tanu Weds Manu" in 2011.[1][2][3][4][5] Among his awards are a Filmfare R.D. Burman Award, Stardust Award for Best New Music Director. His work also includes Jolly LLB, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Tamanchey,[6] Oonga[7] and more. One of his mentionable international score is for the documentary called India's Daughter by Leslee Udwin.[8][9]

Krsna Solo
Amitav Sarkar

15 May
Siliguri, West Bengal
EducationNational Institute of Design
OccupationMusic Composer, Music Producer, Singer, Songwriter
Years active2011–present

Early lifeEdit

Krsna was born in a Bengali family in Siliguri, West Bengal. After finishing school from Kolkata he graduated from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad in Films Communication. Thereafter he came to Mumbai to pursue his childhood dream to become a musician and started his career as a film director in advertising. After a few years he became an active musician and debuted in Bollywood.


He made his debut in Bollywood with Hindi movie Tanu Weds Manu, a 2011 Hindi romantic Comedy film directed by Anand L. Rai, and produced by Shailesh R Singh and stars Kangana Ranaut and R. Madhavan. His work for National Award-winning film "Tanu Weds Manu " and the sequel "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" is also highly appreciated. He is the composer behind popular songs like "Rangrez", "Yun Hi", "Piya Na Rahe Manbasiya", "O Sathi Mere" and more.


Year Film Other Notes
2019 Cheat India
2018 Meri Nimmo
2017 Mirza Juuliet
2016 Cute Kameena
2015 Tanu Weds Manu Returns
India's Daughter
2014 Tamanchey
2013 Issaq
Jolly LLB
2011 Tanu Weds Manu Won - Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent,
Stardust Awards for Best New Music Director

Playback singingEdit

He made his debut as a playback singer on his own composition "Rangrez" from Tanu Weds Manu.

As lyricistEdit

Year Song Title Film
2014 Khamakha Tamanchey


Year Award Ceremony Category Nominated Result Ref.(s)
2020 7th Noida International Film Festival’20 Best Music SMASH (Chidi Balla) Winner [10]
2019 South Film and Arts Academy Festival (SFAAF) Best Original Score SMASH (Chidi Balla) Winner [11]
2016 Producers Guild Film Award for Best Music Director Best Music Composer Tanu weds Manu Returns Nominated [12] [13]
2015 63rd Golden Reel Award (MPSE) Best Music Composer/ Music Editor India's Daughter Winner [14] [15] [16]
2012 Stardust Awards Best Debut Music Composer Tanu Weds Manu Winner [17] [18] [19]
2012 57th Filmfare Awards Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent Tanu Weds Manu Winner [20][21][22]
2012 Screen Awards Best Music Composer Tanu Weds Manu Nominated [23]
2011 GiMA Award For Best Music Debut Best Debut Music "Rangrez" - Tanu Weds Manu Winner [citation needed]
2011 4th Mirchi Music Awards Upcoming Music Composer of The Year "Jugni" from Tanu Weds Manu Nominated [24]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "FilmFare Awards recognizes Krsna's "Tanu Weds Manu!" - Urban Asian". 1 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Tanu Weds Manu (Music review), Hindi – Krsna & RDB by Milliblog!".
  3. ^ "Krsna: The music for 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' is quite contemporary".
  4. ^ "Krsna: I've never changed my music to suit market demands - Times of India".
  5. ^ "Review: Tanu Weds Manu Returns music is worth a listen".
  6. ^ "Music Review: Tamanchey - Times of India".
  7. ^
  8. ^ "Music composer Krsna Solo talks about working on BBC documentary 'India's Daughter'". 24 April 2015.
  9. ^ "'India's Daughter': The true story behind the banned film".
  10. ^ "7th Noida International Film Awards". miniboxoffice.
  11. ^ "South Film and Arts Academy Festival Award Winner List".
  12. ^ "Sony Guild Awards Nominations for Best Music Director 2016". Indicine.
  13. ^ "Sony Guild Awards Nominations". Everything Experimental.
  14. ^ "MPSE Unveils Winners at 63rd Golden Reel Awards". MPSE.
  15. ^ "Krsna Solo Awards List". IMDB.
  16. ^ "63rd golden reel awards winners". Mixonline.
  17. ^ "Krsna Solo Bags filmfare max startdust awards for music".
  18. ^ "Krsna Solo winning stardust awards 2012 for music direction in Tanu weds Manu". Boolywoodmantra.
  19. ^ "10th Max Stardust Awards 2012 Winners". bindasreview.
  20. ^ "FilmFare award to Krsna Solo".
  21. ^ "FilmFare Awards recognizes Krsna's "Tanu Weds Manu!"".
  22. ^ "Times of India: Tanu Weds Manu". Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  23. ^ "Star Screen Award Nominations 2015".
  24. ^ "Nominations - Mirchi Music Award Hindi 2011". 30 January 2013. Archived from the original on 30 January 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2018.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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