5 Popular Kannada Film Songs


With over a 100 films released by the Kannada film industry every year and given that any film on an average includes at least 5 songs, around 500 songs compete with each other to win that coveted spot on our play lists! Here, we bring to you 5 popular Kannada film songs, an eclectic mix of evergreen Kannada film songs and popular songs from the current era.


Haavina dwesha hanneradu varusha (Naagarahaavu)

Haavina dwesha, hanneradu varusha from the popular Kannada movie Nagarahavu starring Vishnuvardhan and Aarathi in the lead roles and KS Ashwath playing a prominent role is an evergreen song! Every song in the movie Nagarahaavu is extremely catchy and grabs the attention of the listener. The visuals are also equally attention grabbing. This fast-paced song is also known for its excellent cinematography.

Check out the video and enjoy the burst of energy!


Male ninthu hoda mele (Milana)

One of the more recent yet hugely popular songs is Male ninthu hoda mele from the hit movie, Milana. Sung by Shreya Ghoshal, this is a song with mass appeal and is enjoyed not just by Kannadigas but also those who are not very familiar with the Kannada language as well. Milana, starring Puneeth Rajkumar and Parvathy in the lead roles is a much-loved film.

Longing to listen to the song? Here you go!


Bhale bhale chandada (Amruthavarshini)

Amruthavarshini, a popular Kannada movie of the 90’s has to its credit beautiful melodies, one of which is Bhale bhale chandada. This song has been picturised amid the backdrop of a conversation between the leads – Suhasini, Ramesh Arvind, and Sharath Babu. This wonderful song has been sung by K S Chitra and S P Balasubrahmanyam and the entire song sequence has been beautifully captured.

Sit back, relax and enjoy this beauty of a song!


Anisuthide yaako indu (Mungaru Male)

Anisuthide yaako indu, this popular number from Mungaru Male was sung by Sonu Nigam and picturised on the leads of the movie – Ganesh and Pooja Gandhi. The music has been composed by Mano Murthy while the lyrics have been penned by Jayant Kaikini.

Already humming along? Watch this video and enjoy the sequence.


Naliva gulabi hoove (Auto Raja)

Naliva gulabi hoove is one of the songs from the famous Kannada movie Auto Raja, the film in which Shankar Nag plays the title role. Sung by S P Balasubrahmanyam, it is a treat for all Shankar Nag lovers.

Get into flashback mode with this video of the song sequence.

We enjoyed putting this piece together! We’re hoping these songs sent you on a nice trip down memory lane. Know of any other songs that should make it to the list? Feel free to comment below.



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