Ravi Basrur is an Indian film music composer, sound designer, lyricist and director who made his debut in the Kannada film industry in 2014.

Ravi Basrur
Born (1984-01-01) 1 January 1984 (age 38)
Basrur, Kundapura taluk, Udupi district, Karnataka
GenresFilm score, Soundtrack
Occupation(s)Film Music Composer, Sound designer, Lyrics Writer, Singer Actor, Film makerDirectorProducerScreen writerEditor,
InstrumentsVocal, Rhythm Percussions, Keyboard
Years active2014–present
LabelsRavi Basrur Music

Early lifeEdit

He is a native of Kundapura, a coastal town in Karnataka state.Born in Basrur Village, the coastal state of Karnataka on 01 Jan 1984 with the name Kiran, Ravi Basrur was from a poor family with 3 siblings (2 elder brothers and an elder sister). Ravi always was surrounded by music in his village. He was also from a family with a musical background where his uncle had an orchestra. Yakshagana, Temple Bhajanas was always around as his native is very well known for the same.


Before he worked as programmer in more than 62 films. After, He debuted by scoring music for the film Ugramm.[1][2] Following his debut, Basrur composed music [3][4] for films such as Ekka Saka (2015), Just Maduveli (2015),[5] Karvva (2016),[6][7] K.G.F: Chapter 1 (2018) and K.G.F: Chapter 2 (2022).

Ravi's first release as a music director was Ugramm (2014), for which he won the Zee Music Award and the KIMA International Award for Best Background Score.[8] He was also nominated for a Filmfare Awards South[9][10][11] award for Best Music Director for this film. He won the 'Best Playback singer' for Anjaniputra (2018) at SIIMA.[12]

Basrur directed the films Gargar Mandala (2014)[13][14] and Bilinder (2016).


As music composerEdit

Year Film/Album Notes
2012 Panak Makkal Debut Kundagannada Album, also Lyricist
2014 Ugramm
Gargar Mandala Also Lyricist
2015 Ekka Saka
Just Maduveli
Ring Master
Plus Only Background score
2016 Tyson
Bilinder Also Actor
Karvva Only Background Score
2017 Anjani Putra
2018 Bhootayyana Mommaga Ayyu
K.G.F: Chapter 1
2019 Bazaar
Rajannana Maga
Marshal Telugu film
2021 100
Antim: The Final Truth Also Lyricist; Hindi film
Raja Paarvai Tamil film
Muddy Malayalam film
2022 K.G.F: Chapter 2
  Salaar Telugu film
  Seeta Manohara Sri Raghava Telugu film

As directorEdit

Year Film Director Producer Writer Notes
2014 Gargar Mandala Yes Yes Yes Directorial Debut, Kundagannada film
2016 Bilinder Yes Yes Yes Debut as lead actor, Kundagannada film
2017 Kataka Yes No Yes Dubbed into 14 languages
2019 Girmit Yes No Yes Children in lead roles and Dubbed by Senior artists


Year[a] Film Award Category Result Ref
2014 Ugramm SIIMA - 2015 Best Background Score Kannada Won
2018 Kataka SIIMA-2018 Best Debutant Director Kannada Nominated SIIMA Awards 2018
Anjaniputra (Chanda Chanda song) SIIMA-2018 Best playback singer (Male) - Kannada Won SIIMA Awards 2018
2019 K.G.F Chapter-1 Zee Kannada Hemmeya Kanndiga Best Background Music Won Zee Kannada Hemmeya Kannadiga
SIIMA - 2019 Best Music Director Won
Karnataka State Film Awards Best Music Director Won [15]


  1. ^ Refers to the year in which the award ceremony was held.


  1. ^ "TOI about Ugramm". The Times of India. 30 March 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Deccan Herald about Ugramm". Deccan Herald. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Ravi Basrur music director page on filmibeat". filmibeat.com. 20 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Ravi Basrur on 99doing". 99doing.com. 4 February 2016.
  5. ^ "India glitz about Just madveli". Indiaglitz. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  6. ^ "TOI review of Karvva". The Times of India. 28 May 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  7. ^ "IBtimes about Karvva". International Business Times. 29 October 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Ugramm on imdb". imdb.com. 29 January 2016.
  9. ^ "India.com about 62nd filmfare awards". India.com. 25 November 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  10. ^ "TOI about 62nd filmfare awards". The Times of India. 4 June 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  11. ^ "62nd Filmfare awards South". International Business Times. 4 June 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  12. ^ "SIIMA 2018 kannada". SIIMA. 16 September 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  13. ^ "The hindu says about Gargarmandla". The Hindu. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  14. ^ "Vasupura blog about Gargarmandla". Vasupura. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  15. ^ "Karnataka State Film Awards 2018: Raghavendra Rajkumar and Meghana Raj bag top honours; check out all winners". Bangalore Mirror. 10 January 2020. Retrieved 26 May 2020.

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