Ilaiyaraaja celebrates his birthday today; Star music composer turns 77

Ilaiayaraaja composed music for more than 1000 films for over 7000 songs which is an all-time record.
Written By Thulasi Ram | Updated: June 02, 2020 12:37 IST
Ilaiyaraaja celebrates his birthday today; Star music composer turns 77

Ilaiyaraaja is one of the legendary music composers in the Indian film industry. Iliayaraaja is considered as the God of music in India. He is also called Maestro. The star and veteran music composer is still active in composing music and he dedicated his entire life for music itself. The veteran music composer celebrates his birthday today and the fans all over the world are celebrating his music every day including today.

 
Gnanathesikan is the real name of Ilaiyaraaja. With an experience of over 1000 movies, Ilaiayaaraja has so far composed more than 7,000 songs. He also provided film scores for more than 1,000 movies and performed in more than 20,000 concerts.
 
Ilaiyaraaja is a recipient of five Indian National Film Awards—three for Best Music Direction and two for Best Background Score. In 2010, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian honour in India and the Padma Vibhushan in 2018, the second-highest civilian award by the government of India.
 
The music director is still active and his next Telugu film is Ranga Marthanda, under the direction of Krishna Vamshi. Ilaiyaraaja's last film in Tamil is Psycho.
 
We extend our birthday wishes to the legendary music director.
 




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