Indian composer and singer who is best known for his film scores and soundtracks. He is recognized for having provided the soundtracks for popular films such as Birugaali in 2009, Varadanayaka in 2012, and Vajrakaya in 2015.
He started his career as an assistant to several composers such as V. Manohar and K. Kalyan. He went on to debut as his own composer in 2006 when he worked on the soundtrack for the film Autograph Please. He gained further recognition in 2009 when he recorded the soundtrack for the film Birugaali.
He has won several awards for his work composing films including the South Scope Award for Best Music Direction in 2009 for his work on the film Birugaali and the Suvarna Award for Best Song in 2010 for his work on Sanchari.
He was born and raised in Bengaluru, India.
He is known for his work as a judge on the Kannada television singing competition series Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Championship alongside fellow singer and judge Vijay Prakash.