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Hamsalekha

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Hamsalekha (Kannada: ಹಂಸಲೇಖ) is a Music Director and lyricist in the Kannada film industry. He has composed music for over 300 feature films and written lyrics for 300 odd feature films. He stormed Kannada music industry with his catchy tunes and racey lyrics through the movie Premaloka[1987]. Hamsalekha has now taken up directors mantle with the movie “Nalme”, K.Shivaramu of “Baa nalle madhuchandrakke” fame is playing the lead role in it. His mother tongue is Kannada and his native place is Mysore.

Hamsalekha was born on 23 June as Govindaraju Gangaraju, he is married to Latha, who is an established playback singer. Hamsalekha was introduced into feature films by M.N. Prasad (director) through a chance to write for the film TRIVENI. But his popularity soared only after his association with Actor-Director Ravichandran, Premaloka, released in 1987 brought the pair together to unleash a musical extravaganza for kannada audience for over 12 years. There is not a single song by this duo which is not hummable except the songs from their last movie together “Ondagona Baa”. Hamsalekha’s style included traces of western music, Hindustani and carnatic classical music. His favorite actors include Dr. Rajkumar of Kannada film industry, Richard Burton and Marlyn Manroe, his favorite directors list includes Guru Dutt, Shantaram. Great contribution of magical guitarist Gopi B, helped him getting more success.

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