Ilaiyaraaja birthday News
Happy Birthday Ilaiyaraaja – The king of melodies turns 72!
As the musical maestro Isaignani Ilaiyaraaja turns 72 today, Bollywoodlife brings you five best Ilaiyaraaja melodies that will sooth your soul
Born on June 2, 1943 in Theni district of Tamil Nadu, Ilaiyaraaja is now a living legend in the musical world. The four time National award winner Isaignani Ilaiyaraaja, also fondly called as Raja Sir, started his musical career with 1976 film Annakili and has now went to become the only musician to compose for more than 1000 films. Born Gnanadesikan, the maestro changed his name to Raaja. Later during the release of Annakili, his name was changed to Ilaiyaraaja. Click here to read more
Why does Ilaiyaraaja never get bored of composing music?
The musical maestro talks about the strength and inspiration that he gets for scoring one chartbuster after another
Before AR Rahman, the musical arena of Kollywood was ruled by the king of melodies Ilaiyaraaja. The four time National award winner has given music to nearly 1000 films and has composed more than 4500 songs in his nearly four decade long career. WHOA! those are some numbers. Click here to read more