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Ilaiyaraaja is Music Director, Songwriter, Playback Singer, Lyricist, instrumentalist, Film Producer. Ilaiyaraaja was born on Wednesday, June 02, 1943 at Pannaipuram, Madurai District, Tamil Nadu, India. Ilaiyaraaja hails from Pannaipuram, Tamil Nadu, India and belongs to Hinduism religion.
77 years, 4 months, 24 days, 21 hours, 31 minutes, 19 seconds.
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Category: Music Director
|Real Name||Gnanathesikan, Daniel Rajayya|
|Pet / Nick Name||Raasaiya, Raaja|
|Profession||Music Director, Songwriter, Playback Singer, Lyricist, instrumentalist, Film Producer|
|Origin||Pannaipuram, Tamil Nadu, India|
Age, Dob, Birthplace, zodiac, star sign
|Ilaiyaraaja Age (Current)||77 years 4 months 24 days old|
|Date Of Birth (DOB)||-- 06/02/1943 (M/D/Y)|
|Birthplace||Pannaipuram, Madurai District, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Star Sign (Nakshatra)||Not Sure|
|Alive Or Dead||Alive|
|Date Of Death (DOD)||-- (M/D/Y)|
|After Death Timeline||0 years
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Personality, Physical Appearance
Body, Height, Weight
|Body Measurements||Not Known|
|Ilaiyaraaja's Height||5 feet 4 inches / 162 Centimeters|
|Weight||60 kg / 132.3 lbs|
|Eye Colour||Black Eyes|
|Hair Colour||Mix Shades|
|Hair Length||Medium Length|
Father / Mother, Family Details
|Ilaiyaraaja Father||Daniel Ramaswamy|
|No. Of. Brothers||3|
|No. Of. Sisters||2|
|Brother(s)||Pavalar Varatharajan (Poet), Amar Singh (Gangai Amaran) (Music Director and Lyricist), Daniel Bhaskar|
|Sister(s)||Kamalammal, Padmavathi (Writer- Life of Music)|
Father – Daniel Ramaswamy
Mother – Chinnathayammal (Expert in Tamil Folk Songs)
Brothers – Pavalar Varatharajan (Poet), Amar Singh (Gangai Amaran) (Music Director and Lyricist), Daniel Bhaskar
Sisters – Kamalammal, Padmavathi (Writer- Life of Music)
Relationship, Affairs, Wife / Husband, Girlfriends / Boyfriends
|Ilaiyaraaja Relationship Status||Committed|
|Interested In||Not Known|
|Marital Type||Not Sure|
|Spouse||Wife - Jeeva (Died on 31 October 2011)|
|Ilaiyaraaja's Wedding Date||-|
|Together Timeline||- 0 years
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|Separated Timeline||- 0 years
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Son / Daughter, Children Details
|No.Of. Male Kids||2|
|No.Of. Female Kids||1|
Sons- Yuvan Shankar (Composer), Karthik Raja (Composer)
Daughter- Bhavatharini (Composer, Singer)
Caste, Religion, Community, Mother Tongue, Languages Known
|Ilaiyaraaja's Caste||Father - Scheduled Caste|
|Mother - Scheduled Caste|
|Languages Known||English, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu|
Address, Native, Hometown, Current City
|Native / Origin||Pannaipuram, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Home Town||Pannaipuram, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Ilaiyaraaja's Current City||Chennai|
|College||Trinity College of Music, London|
|Ilaiyaraaja's Qualification||Music Course (1968), Degree in Western Art Music|
|Other Education Notes||Not Known|
|Does Ilaiyaraaja, Consume Alcohol?||Not Sure Yet|
|Does Ilaiyaraaja, Smoke Cigarettes?||No|
|Is Ilaiyaraaja, Swims?||Yes|
|Is Ilaiyaraaja, Yoga Practitioner?||No|
|Is Ilaiyaraaja, a Jogger?||No|
|Eating Habit?||Not Known|
|Ilaiyaraaja's Hobbies||Playing musical instruments, Listening to Music|
|Music||Devotional, Indian classical, Western classical, Instrumental - Indian, Instrumental - Western|
He is a standout amongst the most well known music authors in South Indian film whose arrangements have been utilized for the most part in Tamil and Telugu films.
He has a place with a poor rustic Dalit family.
Since his adolescence, he has an extraordinary enthusiasm for Tamil society music.
In his adolescent, he joined and invested energy with the theater specialists just as music gathering headed by his senior advance sibling Pavalar Varadarajan.
At 25 years old, he moved toward the Southern Movie Capital in Chennai.
His first piece was an adjustment of a requiem made by a well known Tamil writer Kannadasan for Jawaharlal Nehru (first executive of India).
He got the preparation of playing instruments and took in various types of music from his Guru Dhanraj Master who gave him the name Raaja.
He took in the old style guitar at Trinity College of Music, London.
In 1968, going with Professor Dhanraj in Chennai, he began a music course that involved western old style music, instrumental execution, and compositional preparing, and so forth.
During the 1970s, he functioned as a keyboardist, session guitarist, and organist for various writers and chiefs in West Bengal.
He filled in as an associate music executive with G. K. Venkatesh, a Kannada film author and associated with 200 film ventures.
He used to coordinate the melodic diagrams made by Venkatesh and furthermore composed his own scores.
So as to tune in to his pieces, he used to contract instruments from R. K. Shekhar, a well known writer, and father of A. R. Rahman (a noticeable author) who later worked with him as a keyboardist.
In 1976, he got an idea to make the tunes out of a Tamil film, Annakili, delivered by Panchu Arunachalam. For this film, he utilized the strategy of present day music organization and Tamil people tune tunes. The most prevalent tune in this film is “Machchana Partheengala”sung by S. Janaki.
Richard King, a sound specialist and five-time Grammy grant champ, considered him the Musical Face of India.
His sensational and suggestive songs give surface through unobtrusive ambient melodies to the various scenes in movies.
In 1994, he found another raga named “Panjamugi” .
He is the music arranger of more than 6000 melodies and gave mood melodies in excess of 840 motion pictures of various dialects.
He is the main Asian who made a Symphony with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) in London in 1993.
With the assistance of 200 artists from India just as Hungary, he formed a collection “Thiruvasagam ” A Symphonic Oratorio with Symphony Orchestra of Budapest, which is an excellent synchronization of eastern and western music. He has likewise mixed the music of west with Tamil society lyricism.
By 1980s, he won ubiquity as a rumored movie arranger and music executive in the South Film Industry of India.
Not only for Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam films, he likewise formed music for the well known Hindi motion pictures like Sadma, Mahadev, Lajja, Cheeni Kum and Paa.
He has worked with celebrated lyricists like Kannadasan, Gulzar, Veturi Sundararama Murthy, T. S. Rangarajan (Vaali), Vairamuthu, and Sirivennela Sitaramasastri.
He has additionally worked with popular movie chiefs, for example, Mani Ratnam, Bharathi Raaja, K. Vishwanath, Vamsy, Singeetham Srinivasa Rao, K. Balachander, and Balu Mahendra, and so on.
For the motion pictures Saagara Sangamam in 1984, Sindhu Bhairavi in 1986, and Rudraveena in 1989, he won the National Film Award for the Best Music Director, and for Pazhassi Raja (2010), he won the honor of the Best Background score.
The administrations of Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh regarded him for his incredible commitment to the music business.
Natives from 155 nations casted a ballot his popular arrangement “Rakkamma Kaiya Thattu” (1991 film Thalapathi) and positioned it on number four in the best ten rundown of world’s well known tunes.
In March 1994, Annamalai University, and in 1996, Madurai Kamarajar University of Tamil Nadu, gave him the Degrees of Doctor of Letter.
Just Plain Folks Music Organization (in the United States), which is one of the biggest music associations on the planet, picked him as a chosen one in the Best Indian collection Music Awards classification.
During the 2000s, he likewise made non-film music in various assortments like reverential and oratorio.
His well known non-film collection “How To Name It?” (1986) is the combination of Carnatic structure with the Bach partitas and Baroque melodic surfaces. The other one “Only Wind (1988’s) ” music compares various types of air flows.
He has given his very own voice to more than 400 pieces.
The outstanding playback artists, for example, P. Susheela, S. Janaki, Lata Mangeshkar, S. P. Balasubramaniam, K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chitra, S. P. Sailaja, Swarnalatha, Asha Bhonsle, Shreya Ghoshal, and numerous other unmistakable vocalists have loaned their voices to his music.
He has additionally created music for the occasions like 1996 Miss World in Bangalore, India.
Under his film generation organization “Pavalar Creations”, he delivered a couple of Tamil motion pictures like Rajathi Raja (1989) and Singaravelan (1992). He has another film generation organization named “Ilaiyaraaja Creation’s”.
In 2004, he performed live at the Teatro Comunale di Modena, Italy, where he played a melody with only three notes (sa, re, ga) and was broadcasted all through the world.
On 16 October 2005, he performed live in a four-hour show held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai. So also, he communicated his extraordinary ability in various pieces of the world.
At the beginning days of his vocation, he has additionally done philanthropy shows and little scale appears in Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
He, alongside film arranger M. S. Viswanathan, won the Gold Remi Award for Best Music Score of the film Vishwa Thulasi in 2005.
He has composed the story and tunes of a well known Tamil language movie “Nadodi Thendral’ coordinated by Bharathiraja in 1992.
John Abraham, Mayor of Teaneck, U.S.A. offered him the privileged citizenship and key to the Teaneck Township, New Jersey.
In 2013, a survey directed by CNN-IBN in which he was casted a ballot (49%) the best music arranger of India.
He was significantly affected by the way of thinking of Ramana Maharishi of twentieth Century and called him his “Zen ace”.
Favourites and Preferences
|Favourite Actor||Not Known|
|Favourite Actresses||Not Known|
|Favourite Film(s)||Not Known|
|Favourite Director(s)||Not Known|
|Favourite Food||Home made food|
|Favourite Drink||Not Known|
|Favourite Fruit||Not Known|
|Preferred Outfit||Not Known|
|Preferred Perfume||Not Known|
|Favourite Destination(s)||Not Known|
|Ilaiyaraaja's Favourite Colour||White|
|Favourite Musician||A. R. Rahman, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig Van Beethoven|
|Favourite Singer(s)||Not Known|
|Favourite Song(s)||Not Known|
|Favourite Sport(s)||Not Known|
Net Worth, Earnings, Salary and Assets
|Net Worth||$94.8 Million (9.48 crore)|
Movable and Immovable Assets
Debut Film : Music Director in ‘Annakili’ (Produced by Panchu Arunachalam)
TV : Music Composer in ‘Thenpandi Singam’ on Doordarshan (1996)
In 1993, he got a gold decoration for his ability in old style guitar (from Trinity College of Music, London).
In 1988, M. Karunanidhi the previous Chief Minister of TamilNadu gave him the title “Isaignani “(English: Savant of Music) and he likewise got the Kalaimamani Award for brilliance in the field of expressions.
He got the “Padma Bhushan” grant (2009) from the Former President of India Pratibha Patil for the “Best Background Score” classification in the Malayalam film Pazhassi Raja.
In 2010, Orissa government gave him “Akshaya Samman”,a melodic honor.
In 2012, he got ” Sangeet Natak Akademi “Grant for his test melodic works.
In 2016, he got Jagjit Singh Memorial Award.
In 2018, he has been selected for Padma Vibhushan (the second most noteworthy non military personnel grant after Bharat Ratna in India).