Poornachandra Tejaswi (composer)

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Poornachandra Tejaswi
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Background information
Born (1982-10-06) 6 October 1982 (age 39)
Karnataka, India
Occupation(s)Film composer, Instrumentalist, Playback Singer, Lyricist
Years active2013–present

Poornachandra Tejaswi S V (Kannada: ಪೂಣ೯ಚಂದ್ರ ತೇಜಸ್ವಿ ಎಸ್. ವಿ) is an Indian film composer, lyricist and playback singer who primarily works in Kannada Film Industry. He made his film debut through Pawan Kumar directorial 'Lucia'; the film's background score, lyrics and songs received acclaims and honors both from audience and critics.[1] His music includes a unique blend of western and folk, with a great emphasis on orchestration. While still actively involved with cultural organization Niranthara foundation (R), he currently composes and scores feature films.

Personal life[edit]

Poornachandra Tejaswi was born (6 October 1982) into a teaching parentage. He hails from the historical town of Srirangapatna in Mandya District, Karnataka. Poornachandra Tejaswi did his Bachelors in Engineering from NIE College, Mysore and worked as a software engineer in Mysore for few years. He belongs to that group of artists in Kannada Film Industry who came from Theatre background; he was part of the Rock band - Stone age and is an active member of Niranthara foundation(a theatre group).

Journey into Films[edit]

Poornachandra Tejaswi began his film journey through critically acclaimed Lucia in 2013. He quotes[2]

"Pawan Kumar, on a social networking site, asked interested musicians to send him samples of their works and I like hundreds of others did so. Pawan immediately responded and even before I realised was a part of Team Lucia".

The song with track voice of "Thinbedakammi" was a huge hit when released on YouTube, it is noteworthy here to mention that Tejaswi penned the lyrics and was also lead playback singer for the song which instantly grabbed attention. He also composed the background score for the film. Lucia album was a massive hit and contributed immensely for the success of the film.[3][4] What followed after the release was a series of nominations and awards including prestigious Karnataka State Award - 2014.


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Language Notes Director
2013 Lucia Kannada Karnataka State Award (2014) - Best Music Director Pawan Kumar
2014 Chaturbuja Kannada Krishna Lekhana
2014 Walking With Wolves English International Wild Life Film Senani Hegde
2015 Vascodigama Kannada Madhu Chandra
2015 Rocket Kannada Shiva Shashi
2016 Bhujanga Kannada Jeeva
2016 Prema Geema Jane Do Kannada Kenja Chetan Kumar
2016 U Turn Kannada Pawan Kumar
2018 U Turn Tamil, Telugu Pawan Kumar
2018 Hebbet Ramakka Kannada N R Nanjunde Gowda
2019 Chambal Kannada Jacob Verghese
2019 Fortuner Kannada Manjunath J Anivaarya
2019 HikoraFilms that have not yet been released Kannada Krishna Poorna
2019 BabruFilms that have not yet been released Kannada Sujay Ramaiah
2019 GramayanaFilms that have not yet been released Kannada Devnuruchandru


  • Karnataka State Award 2014 - For Best music director for Lucia
  • Filmfare Award (2014) - Best Male Playback Singer for Lucia
  • Mirchi award (2014) - Upcoming Music Composer for Lucia
  • Big FM Award (2014) - Best Debut song for Lucia
  • Raghavendra Chitravani award (2014) - Best Music Director for Lucia
  • Santhosham Cine Award Hyderabad (2014) - Best Music Director for Lucia
  • Santhosham Cine Award Hyderabad (2014) - Best Playback Singer for Lucia
  • KIMA Award (2014) - Best Background score for Lucia


  • SIIMA award (2014) - Best Music Director category
  • SIIMA award (2014) - Best Lyricist category


  1. "Local band member debuts as music director".
  2. "Sandalwood's latest find — Poornachandra Tejaswi".
  3. "Lucia made with small budget turns out to be a hit".
  4. "A lyricist and music director".

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