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Date of Birth: 17-08-1970
Father K Jayaram Shetty
Mother Ratnakanti Shetty
Wife:Pallavi Guru Kiran
Occupation Actor, Music Director, Playback Singer
Gurukiran or Gurukiran Shetty is a music director of the Kannada film industry in India. He began his career as musical director of the film "A" by Kannada, directed and performed by Upendra. His music for his upcoming film Upendra has consolidated his position in the Kannada film industry. He is native of Mangalore and his mother tongue is tulu. He has also played in several secondary role films and has sung several songs. He is popular in the Kannada cinema for his musical scores.
He was a classroom singer even in his school days at St Aloysius pry school in the early 1970s. After graduating from the University of Mangalore, Guru Kiran began playing in orchestras at Mangalore and his surroundings as a singer and keyboard player.
He began his musical career in 1994 as an assistant to well-known music director and music writer V. Manohar.
Gurukiran wanted to be an actor before becoming known as a musical director at Sandalwood (an euphemism for the Kannada film industry based in Bengaluru). Guru's first film was "Badkonji Kabithe", a film in Tulu language, which happens to be his mother tongue. The language of Toulouse belongs to the family of Dravidian languages and is widely spoken in the districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi of the State of Karnataka and in certain parts of the Kasargod district of Kerala. Shanker Bekal was the film's cameraman.
"Nishkarsha", a film directed by Sunil Kumar Desai who is a respected name in the Kannada film industry, was the culmination of his acting career before deciding to focus on his first love - music.
As music director
He was lucky enough to be a musical director in "A" directed by Upendra. Guru Kiran did his best, worked hard spent some sleepless nights to compose some fantastic songs for "A". His last success, Apthamitra, directed by P. Vasu, reinforced the power of Guru Kiran in the musical composition. Jogi released in 2005 was a mile stone in the career of Guru Kiran. Sales of the film's audio albums prior to the release of the film are an all-time record in the Kannada film industry. This hit brought him to Telugu Film Industry as director of music for the remake of the same film. He is also marking music for the film Telugu Nagavalli, which is the remake of the blockbuster Kannada movie Aptharakshaka.
He has been involved in several musical talent shows as a judge, including 2 seasons of Confident Star Singer on Asianet Suvarna. He has also been guest judge at shows such as Ede Tumbi Haduvenu on ETV Kannada.
For a more complete list, see Gurukiran discography.
As a singer
He has sung many songs in Kannada films in his own composition as well as in others. The song "Kanasina Maratta" sung by him is a success in the film "Banna Bannada Loka" Kannada, directed by Thomas Rathnam.
2011 - Karnataka State Film Award for Best Music Director - Mylari
South Indian International Movie Awards
Pending—2012 - SIIMA Award for Best Music Director - Govindaya Namaha
2001 - Filmfare Award for Best Music Director - Kannada - Chitra
2002 - Filmfare Award for Best Music Director - Kannada - Dhum
1998 - Best Music Director
2001 - Best Music Director - Chitra
2004 - Best Music Director - Apthamitra
2006 - Best Music Director - Jogi
'Nava Yuva Prathibe' award for the best entry in the TV Industry for acting and Music(1994)
'Chitra Premigala Prashasthi' and 'Indira Priyadarshani Prashasthi' award for 'Pavithra' and 'Jeevan Chakra'–Kannada TV serials(1996).
'Aryabhata Award' for the title music of 'Balabeladingalu'(2000).
'Kannada Chitra Premigala Prashasthi' for the film Chitra(2001).
'Gandhinagar Prashasthi'& 'Suryodhaya Prashasthi 2002' for Best Music Director for the film Appu (2002).
Gandhinagar Award for Best Playback Singer for the song 'Maathadu Saaku' in the movie Kariya(2003)
'Chitra Rasikara Sanga award' for Best Music Director, for the same Apthamitra (2004).
"Sri Rajiv Gandhi " memorial award for his excellency in music(2005).
"Sri Balindra award" for his excellency in music(2005).
"Karavali Mutthu" award for his excellency in music(2005).
"ETV Award" for his Best Music Direction, for the blockbuster hit – Jogi(2006).