Birthday: 21-11-1961
Age: 57
Star sign: Sagittarius

Alex Paul is a music director by profession in the Indian film industry. He is a composer and a musician as well and works mainly in the Malayalam movies, where he is a well-known personality. He was born on 21 November in the year 1961 in Kochi, Kerala, India. His father is A. M. Paul who is a famous music artist and formed the first ever orchestra troupe at the places Kochi and Philomena.

His elder brother is Lal who is popular by the name of a directing duo called “Siddique-Lal.” Alex completed his degree of graduation and post-graduation from R. L. V. College in Thrippunithura. He has taken the training of musical instruments from Kalabhavan in Kochi. Then, he started composing music for many TV serials and some of the music albums by opening his studio. He made his debut as a music director into the film industry through his brother Lal’s film “ChathikkathaChanthu” in the year 2004.

He worked with the director Rafi Mecartin and the producer Lal. His partners in music were Berny-Ignatius which is a musical duo of two brothers Berny and Ignatius Puthenveettil. When he reached the age of 20 years, he opened his music institute called “Tune of Hearts.” Then, at 29 years of age, he opened his recording studio. Later, on 14th October in the year 2013, he opened the first-ever “Music Technology” Institute of India called NIMT (National Institute of Film Technology).

Alex Paul worked in a large number of films during his career such as King Liar in 2016, John Honai in 2015, Cobra in 2012, Seniors in 2011, “Tournament – Play & Replay” and “In Ghost House Inn” in 2010, Chattambinadu, Duplicate, and 2 Harihar Nagar in 2009, Lollypop in 2008, Chocolate in 2007, seven films “Classmates,PothanVava, Red Salute, Tantra, AchanurangathaVeedu, ThuruppuGulan, and Vaasthavam” in 2006, ThommanumMakkalum in 2005, Black and ChathikkathaChanthu in 2004, Hello and Ali Bhai in 2007, and several other films like Kichamani MBA, Inspector Garud, Rajamanikyam, Thallapavu, Maad Dad, Yours Lovingly, and the Kannada movie Kalla Malla Sulla.

The songs that gave a big break to his career were “EnteKhalbileVennilavu Nee” and “KaattadiThanalum” from the film Classmates after which he became famous in 2006. After this film, his career graph increased rapidly, and he became a recognized plus successful music composer.

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Vinu Thomas

Vinu Thomas is a Malayalam music director in the Indian film industry. He is well known for his dedicated hard work and the fabulous works he comes up with each time. He is known for his music in oru Murai vanthu paarthaya, puthiya niyamam, drishyam, etc. Vinu Thomas was born in a Christian family of thiuvalla in Pathanamthitta, Kerala. His parents were advocates in thiuvalla and also had major expectations from their son in the same field. They got him admitted to the famous school in their hometown and Vinu completed his school years with distinction and then took admission in BA LLB in a local college there. He passed his graduation with fair marks and taking inspiration from his parents started working under a popular lawyer as a junior advocate to fulfill his parent's dreams. Vinu realized his interest in music at a very early age. When he was 10 he took admission in Christian missionary music school, in Carnatic music where he had been taught by Senu, his teacher. He used to sing and perform in front of his friends and relatives and was popular in school as well as for his talents. He always used to take part in extracurricular activities particularly in music and was 18 when he composed his first music album which consisted of devotional songs named Divya santhwanam. The album touched the hearts of people in his locality, and it was here when his parents realized that because of their persuasion, Vinu had chosen the wrong career of an advocate. So they talked to their son, and he was allowed to choose his profession accordingly. Vinu started his career with advertisement films combined with his music. He got a chance to work with Tanu Balak, who was a very famous ad films maker of that time. With the help of Tanu and under his guidance he shifted from ads to movies in which he worked as a cinematographer. Some of the advertisements made by him include v guard, AVT tea, Malayala Manorama, etc. It was now when he started getting attention in the film industry.

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A. T. Ummer

Anjukandy Thalakal Ummer also known as A.T. Ummer was an Indian music director who worked predominantly in Malayalam movies. He was born in Arjukandy, Kannur district, Kerala. He made his debut on the silver screen from the film Thalirukkal (1967). Director A. Vincent discovered his talent in music. He offered him a chance to compose music for a film he directed called Almaram in 1969. Later, after two years, he gave a hit Abhijathyam, in a movie directed by A.T. Ummer, and this became a turning point in his life as he got recognition in the Malayalam industry through this project. After that, in the 1970s, he collaborated with lyricist Bich Thirumula. They directed some phenomenal tracks together. Apart from this, he has composed music for the writings of various poets like O.N.V Kurup and P. Bhaskaran. He has won the Best Music Director in the Kerala State Film Award for the film Aalingaman directed by I.V. Sasi. The song Thushaara Bindhukalle composed by him won the Best Female Singer Award for S. Janaki in the Kerala State Film Award. Some of the famous songs directed by him include Oru Mayil Peeliyay Njan, Neela Jalashayathil, Marivill Panthalitta, Devi Nin Cheriyil, Vakappoo Maram Choodum, Chemapakappoonkavanathile, Ninnepunaran Neettiya Kaikalil, Vrishchika Rathri Than, Pottikkaranjukondomane, Thushara Bindukkale, Unni Aarariro, and Oru Nimisham Thaaru. The movies for which his famous songs were composed include Thalirukal (1967), Kaliyalla Kalyanaam (1968), Villakkapetta Bandhangal (1969), Aalmaram (1969), Jalakanyaka (1971), Aabhijathyam (1971), Theerthayaathra (1972), Preethi (1972), Thekkankaattu (1973), Oru Pidi Ari (1974), College Girl (1974), Madhurappathinezhu (1975), Ulsavam (1975), Aaranyakaandam (1975), Chief Guest (1975), Abhimaanam (1975), Aalinganam (1976), Amrithvahini (1976) and many more. He died at quite an early age of 68 after suffering from a chronic illness. In 2015, M.S. Nazeem made a documentary about A.T. Ummer. It was called Pattinte Neelajalashayathil.

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