Hamsalekha 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. 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, He is basically from 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 Munroe, his favorite directors list includes Guru Dutt, Shantaram.
He also runs a Musical class, where he is bringing up the young talented singers. Under his guidance today’s popular music stars like Manohar, Gurukiran were trained.