Ilaiyaraaja

Singer, Music Director, Artist
Born: Jun 02, 1943
 
 

Gnanadesikan was born on June 03, 1943 (although he celebrates in on June 2) in a village called Panniapuram in Theni district of Tamil Nadu. At school, he was known as Raasaiyya. In 1968, he learnt to play musical instruments like the guitar and piano from a music teacher called Dhanaraj who called him Raaja. He then went to London’s Trinity College to study instrumental performance and specialized in classical guitar.

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Awards


 
    Individual Awards:
  • 2010 - Government Of India - Padma Bhushan
  • 2018 - Government Of India - Padma Vibhushan

Discography


Non Film


 


Film


 

Music Director



 

Singer

Shapath Shapath
Album: Shiva
Singer: Ilaiyaraaja
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Nitin Raikwar
Genre: Filmi
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Most Popular Songs

Akashe Jyotsna / Janmon Ki Jwala Thi Tan Mein Akashe Jyotsna / Janmon Ki Jwala Thi Tan Mein
Album: Hey Ram
Singer: Asha Bhosle, Hariharan, Rani Mukherjee
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Sameer
Genre: Sugam, Pop
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Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Le Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Le
Album: Sadma
Singer: Suresh Wadkar
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Gulzar
Genre: Sugam, Filmi
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Jaane Do Na Jaane Do Na
Album: Cheeni Kum
Singer: Shreya Ghoshal
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Sameer
Genre: Filmi
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Surmayee Ankhiyon Mein Surmayee Ankhiyon Mein
Album: Sadma
Singer: Yesudas
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Gulzar
Genre: Sugam
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Baatein Hawa Hain Baatein Hawa Hain
Album: Cheeni Kum
Singer: Shreya Ghoshal, Amitabh Bachchan
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Sameer, Manoj Tapadia
Genre: Narration, Filmi
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