Music Maestro Ilayaraja Birthday Today
Ilayaraja is basically from Tamil Nadu. Ilayaraja,the great music director born on 2nd June in the year 1943 at Pannaipuram in the district of Theni in Tamil Nadu.
Today is the birthday of this great music director who is completing 77.
Businessoftollywood.com extends its Birthday Greetings to this music maestro on his 77th birthday expecting many more fresh melodies from him.
Ilayaraja has composed music as independent music director for above 1000 movies in different languages.He has also completed 40 years in film industry.
Since childhood he was interested in music. In his childhood he was exposed to the village folk songs.He got interest in music through his mother He learnt to play harmonium in his childhood.
He got married to Jeeva. They have three children ‘Karthik Raja’. ‘Yuvan Shankar Raja’ and ‘Bhavatharini’ all the three are also music composers. His brother ‘Gangai Amaran’ is also a music director in the Tamil Film Industry.
He joined as the music assistant for the music director G.K.Venkatesh for Kannada Films. He worked as the music assistant for nearly 200 movies.
While working as the assistant music director, he started writing his own tunes and sometimes he used to ask the musicians (G.K.Venkatesh’s Orchestra) to play his composed tunes to hear them during the break times. He used to hire the musical instruments from the music composer R.K.Shekar, father of the music director A.R.Rehaman to listen to the tunes composed by him.
He composed music for all the four South Indian Films.He even composed music for Marathi and Hindi Movies. He is one of the music directors to add the western music in the Indian Film Industry. Later on he became a ‘Mastero’ in Indian Film Music.
He started his career in Telugu with the movie ‘Vayasu Pilichindi’ directed by C.V.Sridhar in the year 1978.He tuned melodious music for many Telugu films. Some songs are evergreen even remembered by the music lovers even today. In the movie “Chettu kinda Pleader” he used the mechanical tools and gave melodious music out of it .Till today the Telugu audience remember those songs.
List of the Telugu Films(selected) of Illayaraja as Music Director:
2. Vayasu Pilichindi(1978)
4. Kottha Jeevithalu(1980)
6. Seethakoka Chilaka(1981)
8. Vasantha Kokila(1982)
10. Manthri Gari Viyyankudu(1983)
13. Merupu Daadi(1984)
17. Sri Shiridi Saibaba Mahathyam(1985)
18. Ladies Tailor (1986)
19. Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnulu(1986)
21. Swathi Muthyam(1986)
25. Aakhari Poratam(1988)
27. Swarna Kamalam(1988)
28. Indrudu Chandrudu(1989)
32. Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari(1990)
33. Coolie No.1(1991)
34. Aadithya 369(1991)
35. April 1st Vidudala(1991)
37. Gaayam 2(2010)
38. Sri Rama Rajyam(2011)
40. Yeto Vellipoyindi Manasu(2012)
41. Gundello Godari(2013)
42. Ulavacharu Biryani(2014)
43. Rudrama Devi(2015)
44. Yevade Subramanyam(2015)
45. Abbayitho Ammayi(2016)
46. Mana Oori Ramayanam(2016)
List of the some of the lyrics of popular songs composed by Ilayaraja:
1.Muthyamalle Merisipoye Malemogga (Vayasu Pilichindi-1978).
2.Mata Mantramam Manasebhandamau (Seetakokachiluka-1981).
3.Kadhaga Kalpanaga Kanipinchenu Nakoka Dorasani (Vasantha Kokila-1982).
4.Akasam Enatido Abhimanam Aanatidi (Neerkshana-1982).
5.Sadepoddulakada Sampengina Vendi (Abhilasha-1983).
6.Takita Tadimi Takita Tadimi (Sagara Sangamam -1983).
7.Jilibili Palukula Chlipiga Palekina (Sitaraa-1984).
8.Laali Laali Laali Laali (Swathi Mutyam-1985).
9.Suvvi Suvvi Suvalamma (Swathi Mutyan-1985).
10.Malli Malli Idi Raani Roju (Raakshasudu-1986).
11.Hey Pandurangaa Hey Pandarinaatha Saranam(Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mahathyam1986).
12.Randi Randi Randi Dayacheyandi(Rudra Veena-1987).
13.Kothagaa Rekkalocchenna Gutiloni Guvva Pillaki (Swarna Kamalam-1987).
14.Prema Entha Madhuram Priyuraalu Anta Kathinam (Abhinandana-1988).
15.Prema Ledani Premincharaadani (Abhinanadana-1988).
16.Maata Raani Mounamidi (Maharshi-1988).
17.Ninnu Kori Varnam Varnam (Gharshana-1988).
18.Priyatama Naa Hrudayama Premake Pratirupama (Prema-1989).
19.O Papa Laali Janmake Laali (Geethanjali-1989).
20.Botany Paatamundi Matinee Ataunidi (Siva-1989).
21.Cheltee kanaam Gaadi (Chettu Kinda Pleader-1989).
22.Laali Jo Laaliijo (Indrudu Chandrudu-1989).
23.Balapam Patti Bhama (Bobbili Raja-1990).
24.Priyatama Nanu Palakarinchu Pranayama(Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari1990).
25.Maate Rani Chinnadani Kallu Palike (O Papa Laali-1990).
26.hilakamma Chitikeyanga (Dalapathi-1991)
27.Jaanavule Varaveenavule (Aditya 369-1991).
28.Priya Priyatama Raagaalu (Killer-1992).
29.Anjali Anjali Chilike Navvula (Anjali-1992).
30.Oosulaade Oka Jaabilata (Hrudayam-1992).
Awards for Illaya Raja:-
National Film Awards:
1. Best Music Director Award for the Film ‘Sagara Sangamam’ in the year 1984.
2. Best Music Director for the Film ‘Rudra Veena’ in the year1989.
1 Best Music Director for the Film ‘Seetakoka Chiluka’ in the year1981.
2. Best Music Director Award for the Film ‘Sagara Sangamam’ in the year 1984.
3. Best Music Director Award for the Film ‘Rudra Veena’ in the year 1989.
Film fare Awards:
1. Best Music Director Award for the Film ‘Bobbili Raja’ in the year1989.
The Government of India honored him with ‘Padma Bhushan’ in the year 2010.
The Government of India honored him with ‘Padma Vibhushan’ in the year 2018.
Ilayaraja received many awards and honors for his great work in Tamil Industry(Kollywood)
He is a great Music Director of the era. He introduced the Disco type of music in the Telugu Film Industry.