Dhina (also called Dheena), is a recognised South Indian music composer in movies and television shows. He is famously known for his composition of the title track in the cult TV show ‘Chithi”, which aired on Sun TV. His compositions have struck a chord into the hearts of many listeners and made him a popular musician in the South Indian Industry.

The Tamil Nadu musician, studied in Savithri Ammal Orientation Higher Secondary School in Mylapore. After he got his SSLC certificate he started developing his musical skills. Coming from a family of musicians, Dhina, always had a keen interest in the art. He is the son of musician Padma Kalyan. He learnt to play the instrument Veena from V Srinivas Iyengar for a total of 6 years. His foray into the music industry started after he was appointed as the 4th assistant musician for popular and reputed music composer G.K. Venkatesh. He also worked as a music conductor, during his struggling period, for Maestro Ilaiyaraaja. He went on to work for a range of television shows and movies in various different languages.

Born in 15th January, 1966, the composer has worked in distinct languages like Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Konkan. Aathi Pon Gaalamma, his first composition was released in the album Aathi. He has worked for a variety of popular television shows like Annamala, Ninaivugal, Payanam, Nambikkai, Chellamay, Metti Oli and various other shows.

Dhina has composed over 400 songs in his brilliant career and is still going strong. His first music composition in movies was in the 2001 Tamil movie named Middle Class Madhavan. Although the romantic comedy movie received mixed reaction from audience and critics alike, the music was appreciated in the movie. His rise to popularity was due to the success and popularity of the television show Chithi. The title track of the show gave the protagonist, playing the role of a Stepmother, a character depth. On 2004, Dhina won the Dinakaran Award for Best Music Director. He also won the Sun TV Best Music Director Award for Thiruppachi. The ace music composer is known throughout the South movie and television industry for his soulful tracks. He has two children named, Ram Kiran Dhina and Shridula Dhina. His wife’s name is Mrs. Hema Malini. He also, recently tried to convert his success in the music studio into the movie sets. He debuted as an actor in the movie Soozhnilai.

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