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Ilayaraja

Ilayaraja

Music Director/Singer/Lyricst
Born : 02 Jun 1943
Birth Place : Pannaipuram, Madurai District, Tamil Nadu
Ilaiyaraaja is a critically acclaimed Indian film composer, singer, and lyricist and the first Asian Composer to score a Symphony. He is a gold medalist from the Trinity College of Music, London, has composed over 4,500 songs and provided film scores for more than 900... ReadMore
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Ilaiyaraaja is a critically acclaimed Indian film composer, singer, and lyricist and the first Asian Composer to score a Symphony. He is a gold medalist from the Trinity College of Music, London, has composed over 4,500 songs and provided film scores for more than 900 Indian films in various languages in a career spanning more than 30 years.

He is based in Chennai, the fourth largest city in India and the centre of the Tamil film industry (colloquially known as Kollywood).

Ilaiyaraaja is a prominent composer of film music in South Indian cinema from the late 1970s till date. His work integrated Tamil folk lyricism and introduced broader Western musical sensibilities into the South Indian musical mainstream. He has thrice won the Indian National Film Award for best film scoring.

In the 2000s, he composed a... Read more
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