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Arjun Janya
Occupation:Music • Actor • Background Score • Singer
Born:May 13, 1980
Birthplace:Bangalore, Karnataka, India
A Kannada film composer, singer, and music director, Arjun Janya has composed for movies such as Birugaali (2009), Sanchari (2010), and Kempegowda (2011). He has been the recipient of several SIIMA Awards for Best Music Director (Kannada) and, in 2013, for the Kannada movie Bajrangi, Janya received his maiden Filmfare Award for Best Music Director.

Early Life
Born and brought up in Bengaluru, India, Arjun kick-started his cinematic journey by assisting composers such as V. Manohar and K. Kalyan. He even worked as a keyboard player for around 30 films, in the beginning of his career.

Movie Career
As a music composer, Janya`s first release was the film Autograph Please. The movie received a lukewarm opening, thus, not doing much to elevate his career. He then went on to direct the music of many films, but only got a little success. In 2009, however, the tables turned and he got associated with Chetan Kumar starring Birugaali. The music of the film became a huge hit, with Janya bagging the South Scope Award for Best Music Director. But what actually brought him to the notice of both the cine-goers and film fraternity were the tracks of Sudeep and Ragini Dwivedi starring blockbuster film Kempe Gowda.

He, subsequently composed for movies like Alemaari (2012), Rambo (2012), and Varadanayaka (2013). In 2013, he took his first Filmfare Award for Best Music Director - Kannada for A. Harsha`s Bhajarangi. The blockbuster film starred Sudeep and Ragini Dwivedi in the lead roles, and was the remake of the Tamil super hit film Singham which starred Surya and Anushka Shetty. In the following years, Arjun, further consolidated his position in the industry with films like Dil Rangeela (2014), Simhadri (2014), Kathe Chitrakathe Nirdeshana Puttanna (2016), Jai Maruthi 800 (2016) and Mungaru Male 2 (2016).

The prolific composer has continued to rule the roost in Kannada music industry in recent years as well, having served as the music director on projects like Hebbuli, Chakravarthy, Chowka and Dandupalya 2 in 2017. Of these, his work in the action thriller Chakravarthy earned Arjun his fifth Filmfare Awards (South) nomination in 2018. Other notable film credits in recent times include the comedy-drama Rambo 2 (2018), the critically acclaimed Ambi Ning Vayassaytho (2018), the multi-starrer The Villain (2018) and Kotigobba 3 (2018). His other releases include Premier Padmini, Bharaate, Odeya and India Vs England. His 2021 project includes Roberrt.
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  • He was born Lokesh Kumar, but on the recommendation of the Kannada movie director, Sudeep, he changed his name to Arjun Janya.
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