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Ilaiyaraaja (Tamil: இளையராஜா, IPA: [ɪləjəɹɑːdʒɑː]) (born June 2, 1943 as Gnanadesikan) is an Indian film composer, singer, and lyricist. He has composed over 4,000 songs and provided background music for more than 800 Indian films in various languages in a career spanning 30 years. He is based in Chennai, India.

Ilaiyaraaja was the most prominent composer of film music in South Indian cinema during the late 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. 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. He is married to Jeeva, and the couple’s two sons (Karthik Raja and Yuvan Shankar Raja) and daughter (Bhavatharini) are film composers and singers.

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  • helloimjoshua

    how awesome is this stuff oh man

    25 Apr 2013 Reply
  • karpediyem

    just met him.. let's see..

    7 Apr 2013 Reply
  • boundaryfuss

    superhero of the universe! [2] the greatest pop music composer in history from anywhere ever!!!!!!!!!!!!! [3]

    4 Feb 2013 Reply
  • bopapocalypse

    the greatest pop music composer in history from anywhere ever!!!!!!!!!!!!! [2] hahaha i finally did that. but seriously, that cat down there is right. this guy is a fucking magician.

    17 Jul 2012 Reply
  • gabyu

    Vikram !

    30 Jun 2012 Reply
  • herkyjerky

    the greatest pop music composer in history from anywhere ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 Dec 2011 Reply
  • herkyjerky

    superhero of the universe!

    27 Jun 2011 Reply
  • zanelamour

    PAA soundtrack is so amazing :)

    13 Dec 2009 Reply