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Ilaiyaraaja

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Who is Ilaiyaraaja?

Ilaiyaraaja is an Indian film composer who works predominantly in the South Indian cinema since the late 1970s. Regarded as one of the finest music composers in India, Ilaiyaraaja is also an instrumentalist, conductor, singer, and a songwriter. He has composed more than 5000 songs and is the only composer in the history of cinema to provide film scores for more than 1000 films, particularly being acclaimed for his background scoring.

  • also known as Ilayaraaja; Ilayaraja; Illayaraja; Illaiyaraja; Daniel Rajayya; Maestro Ilaiya Raaja; Isaignani Ilaiyaraaja; Illaya Raja; Ilaiya Raaja; Raasaiya; Gnanadesikan; Raja; Raajayya; Rajaiya; Raasayya; Raaja; The Maestro; Ilaaiyaraaja; Ilaiyaraja; Illayiraja; Daniel Rasaiah; King; Ilaya Raja; Ilaiyaraaja, Raja; Isaignani
  • born on (72 years ago) in Pannaipuram
  • ethnicity: Dalit, Tamil
  • nationality: India
  • religion: Hinduism
  • education: Trinity College of Music
  • profession: Singer, lyricist, conductor, songwriter, film producer, film score composer, music director, musician, multi-instrumentalist, music artist, composer, playback singer, writer, actor
  • Marriage with Jeeva Rajayya until
  • parent of
  • genres: World music, Film score
  • albums: "Shiva", "How to Name It?", "Cheeni Kum", "The Music Messiah", "Kadha Thudarunnu", "Moondram Pirai", "Swathi Muthyam", "Thalapathi", "Nandhalala", "Naan Kadavul", "Veera", "Thambikku Entha Ooru", "Paa", "Bharathi", "Manathil Uruthi Vendum", "Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal", "Seshu", "Nothing but Wind", "Raajavin Ramanamalai, Guru Ramana Geetam", "Geethanjali", "Amma Paamalai", "Namratha Ke Sagar", "Thiruvasakam in Symphony", "Ramana Saranam Saranam, Baba Pugazh Maalai", "Manikantan Geet Mala", "India 24 Hours", "Amma", "Sindhu Bhairavi", "Apoorva Sahodharargal", "Snehaveedu", "Magalir Mattum", "Nandalala", "Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai", "Aa Okkati Adakku", "Chaithanya", "Geetha", "Rasathanthram", "Ponnar Shankar", "Anumanaspadam", "Innathe Chintha Vishayam", "Sri Rama Rajyam", "Kathirukka Neramillai", "Rajakumaran", "Poovarasan", "Nilave Mugam Kaattu", "Dharma Seelan", "Chanti", "Kakkai Siraginilae", "Chinna Kannamma", "Deiva Vaakku"
  • filmography:
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • Nandi Award for Best Music Director - "Seethakoka Chilaka"
      • National Film Award for Best Music Direction - "Sagara Sangamam"
      • National Film Award for Best Music Direction - "Sindhu Bhairavi"
      • Nandi Award for Best Music Director - "Rudraveena"
      • National Film Award for Best Music Direction - "Rudraveena"
      • Nandi Award for Best Music Director - "Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari"
      • Filmfare Special Award – South (Outstanding Contribution, Tamil)
      • Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Telugu - "Bobbili Raja"
      • Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil - "Thalapathi"
      • Kerala State Film Award for Best Background Music - "Sammohanam"
      • Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director - "Kaalapani"
      • Kerala State Film Award for Best Background Music - "Kallu Kondoru Pennu"
      • nominated to Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil - "Kasi"
      • nominated to Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil - "Pithamagan"
      • Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Malayalam - "Manassinakkare"
      • Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Malayalam - "Achuvinte Amma"
      • nominated to Vijay Award for Best Music Director - "Naan Kadavul"
      • nominated to Vijay Award for Best Lyricist (Naan Kadavul)
      • nominated to Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Malayalam - "Innathe Chintha Vishayam"
      • National Film Award for Best Music Direction - "Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja" (Background Score)
      • nominated to Vijay Award for Best Music Director - "Nandalala"
      • nominated to Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Malayalam - "Bhagyadevatha"
      • nominated to Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist – Tamil - "Piychai Paathiram" (Film: Naan Kadavul)
      • nominated to Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Malayalam - "Kadha Thudarunnu"
      • Nandi Award for Best Music Director - "Sri Rama Rajyam"
      • nominated to Vijay Award for Best Music Director - "Neethaane En Ponvasantham"
      • nominated to Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Telugu - "Sri Rama Rajyam"
      • nominated to Filmfare Award for Best Music Director – Tamil - "Neethaane En Ponvasantham"
      • nominated to Vijay Award for Best Background Score - "A Wolf and a Lamb"

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She cried, and the judge wiped her tears with my checkbook. (Tommy Manville)
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