Indian film composer, singer and lyricist, Ilaiyaraaja is considered as one of the finest music composers in India. He is also an instrumentalist, conductor and songwriter.
In his 30 years of career he has composed over 4500 songs and provided films scores for more than 950 Indian films in different languages.
In 1993 he became a gold medalist in classical guitar from Trinity College of Music, in London. Ilaiyaraaja is one of the first Asian to compose a symphony which was performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London.
Birth Name: Gnanadesikan
Born on: June 2, 1943
Origin: Theni, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation: Film score composer, lyricist, music director.
Instrument: Vocals, guitar, keybord, harmonium, piano
National Award | Name of the film | Language | Year
National Film Award for Best Music Direction | Saagara Sangamam | Telugu | 1984
National Film Award for Best Music Direction | Sindhu Bhairavi | Tamil | 1986
National Film Award for Best Music Direction | Rudra Veena | Telugu | 1989
National Film Award for Best Background Score | Pazhassi Raja | Malayalam | 2009
Ilayaraaja's Video Songs Collection
Ilayaraja Tamil Songs Best Hits Vol 1 Player 1
Ilayaraja Tamil Songs Best Hits Vol 2 Player 2
Ilayaraja Tamil Songs Best Hits Vol 3 Player 3
Aarengum than Uranga Player 1
Aasai Nooru Vagai Player 1
Gramathu Athiyayam Player 1
Apoorva Sagothirigal - Yengangae Nee Than Player 1
Unnai Thedi Varuvaen - Yen Anbe Anbe Player 1
Ithu Oru Thodarkathai - Yei Vennila Player 1
Manithan - Vanatha Paarthean Player 1
Rickshawmama - Vaigai Nathiyoram Player 1