Yogaraj Bhat (born 8 October 1972) is a prominent and the top most Kannada film director, lyricist, producer and screenwriter. He is most predominantly known for the 2006 film Mungaru Male, which he co-wrote with Preetam Gubbi. He was also the director of the film and was one of the lyricists in the film. The film recorded the highest box-office collections in the history of Kannada cinema and currently holds the record for the longest running film at a multiplex. He is given the credit of bringing some of the very talented technicians to the film industry that include Pawan Kumar of Lucia fame,Pawan Wadeyar and many more.
He is the top most lyricist of the Kannada Film Industry today and is considered as the lucky mascot for all. He started his journey as a lyricist from the song ‘Mungaru Maleye’ from the mega hit film Mungaru Male and from then on, there was no looking back for him. He has rendered lyrics to hundreds of popular, super hit songs for the films Mungaru Male, Gaalipata, Circus, Jackie, Junglee, Inthi Ninna Preethiya, Hudugaru, Paramathma, Manasaare, Pancharangi, Kiladi Kitti, Devru, Chingari, Drama, Puttakkana Highway, Super, Anna Bond, Only Vishnuvardhana, Kichha Huchha, Crazy Loka, Lucky, Lifeu Ishtene, Shiva, Jaanu, Cheluveye Ninna Nodalu, Johny Mera Naam, Victory, Paramatma,Male Barali Manju Irali, Dyaavre, Preethi Geethi Ityadi, Victory and many more. He is considered the most versatile writer who can pen lyrics for slow songs such as Mungaru Maleye, Doora Swalpa Doora, Nadheem Dheem Thana, Hookanasa Jokali, Chendutiya Pakkadali, Eradu Jadeyannu, Naa Naguva modalene, Hesaru Poorthi Helale and others and can pen fast songs like Hale Paathre, Kathlalli Karadi, Khali Quarter Bottle, Shiva Antha hoguthidde, Pancharangi Pom Pom and others very easily. He has won a film fare award and many other awards for penning the super hit song, ‘Bombe Aadsonu’ from the film Drama.