Adarsh Iyengar

Indian Singer and Musician

Adarsh Iyengar is an Indian singer, musician, and producer. He mostly works in Kannada movies. Adarsh is known for mixing traditional Carnatic music with modern styles.[1][2]

Adarsh Iyengar
Adarsh Iyengar

(1987-09-13) 13 September 1987 (age 36)
Shimoga, Karnataka, India
Alma materKuvempu University
BITS, Pilani (M.S)
Occupation(s)Musician, singer and producer
Years active2015–present
AwardsProud Indian Award (2021)

Early life and education


Adarsh Iyengar was born on September 13th in Shimoga, Karnataka..[3][4][1] His mother taught him Daasarapadaglu and Bhavageethe. [5] He is related to Doraiswamy Iyengar, a well-known musician in modern Indian Carnatic music.[3][4]



Adarsh began his career in local competitions in Karnataka. [6] In 2016, he was in Zee Kannada TV Channel's 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa – North America' singing reality show, in Atlantic City, New Jersey where he was a finalist.[7][4][6]

After he moved to the USA for work, he sang at the AKKA convention, an international concert in Atlantic City, and at various Kannada Sanghas.[4][6] From 2016 to 2018, he was the cultural director for Richmond Kannada Sangha. Currently, he is a member of NWA Kannada Sangha and works as the cultural secretary in Bentonville, Arkansas.[8][4][6] He started his independent music journey in 2020 with the release of his single 'My Friend'. After that, he released 'Jaya He', 'Forever', 'Hope', 'Quit', and 'Belake - Light'. [9][10][3]

In 2022, he started producing. He produced a Kannada movie called 'Timmana Mottegalunder [5] with his production company, "SriKrishna Productions".[11][12] [2]



Adarsh musics and song include -

  • Jaya He (2022)[13]
  • Belake - Light (2024)
  • Forever (2022)
  • Hope (2022)[14]
  • Quit (2022)[15][10]
  • My Friend (2021)[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Adarsh Iyengar is the driving force behind the rising popularity of Carnatic music". IWMBuzz. 2021-03-16. Retrieved 2023-12-09.
  2. 2.0 2.1 TV, Public (2022-12-20). "ಡ್ರಗ್ಸ್ ನಿರ್ಮೂಲನೆಗಾಗಿ ಬಂತು 'ಕ್ವಿಟ್' ವಿಡಿಯೋ ಆಲ್ಬಂ". Retrieved 2023-12-09.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Not every college story has a happy ending; my song depicts this: Adarsh Iyengar". The Times of India. 2022-07-18. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 2023-12-09.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "About". Adarsh Iyengar. Retrieved 2023-12-09.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Rakshit Thirthahalli's novel Kadina Nentaru to be made into a movie". Cinema Express. 4 October 2022. Retrieved 2023-12-09.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Adarsh Iyengar has become a YouTube sensation with his covers of popular songs with a Carnatic twist". Retrieved 2023-12-09.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Forever The third single from Adarsh Iyengar depicts college love". The New Indian Express. 8 June 2022. Retrieved 2024-01-04.
  8. Sangha, NWA Kannada. "ನಾರ್ತ್ ವೆಸ್ಟ್ ಅರ್ಕಾನ್ಸಾಸ್ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಂಘ (R)". ನಾರ್ತ್ ವೆಸ್ಟ್ ಅರ್ಕಾನ್ಸಾಸ್ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಂಘ (R). Retrieved 2023-12-09.
  9. "Friendship Day 2022: Dedicate These Kannada Songs to Your Bestie | WATCH VIDEOS". News18. 2022-08-07. Retrieved 2023-12-09.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Hope hits the right notes". NEWS TRAIL. Retrieved 2023-12-09.
  11. "ರಿಲೀಸ್ ಆಯ್ತು 'ತಿಮ್ಮನ ಮೊಟ್ಟೆಗಳು' ಚಿತ್ರದ ಪೋಸ್ಟರ್; ಇದು ಹೊಸಬರ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ". Vijay Karnataka (in Kannada). Retrieved 2023-12-09.
  12. Reddy, Maheswara. "A new producer". Bangalore Mirror. Retrieved 2023-12-09.
  13. "ದೇಶಭಕ್ತಿ ಬಿಂಬಿಸುವ ಜಯ ಹೇ." Retrieved 2024-01-04.
  14. cinimirror (2022-11-03). "Walmart employee's Kannada music video 'Hope', a message on Vitiligo disability". CiniMirror. Retrieved 2023-12-09.
  15. "Say no to drugs". Bangalore Mirror. Retrieved 2023-12-10.