Mahesh Mahadevan was an Indian music composer and music director predominantly working in the Tamil film industry in the 1990s. Mahesh Mahadevan has composed about 250 famous advertising jingles. He was the composer of the Regal Blue jingle. Mahesh Mahadevan has also made music for about six of multi-language motion pictures which became very successful. He was born in October 28th in Bengaluru in Karnataka, India and passed away in October of the year 2002. He was diagnosed with cancer and was under cancer counseling for about a decade before his demise. He fought cancer bravely for about 14 years. Mahesh Mahadevan was very active in motivating cancer patients to approach medication with a positive attitude. The friends of Mahesh Mahadevan founded the Mahesh Memorial Trust (MMT) in the year 2002 after his demise.
The friends were determined to use the funds collected through this trust to build a pediatric ward in the Cancer Institute Campus located at Adyar, Chennai. The involvement of the Trustees was so sincere that they kept a keen eye through the entire process from designing to execution to completion. They eventually built the 50 bed, 22,000 square feet pediatric ward. The MMT handed over the finished structure to Dr. Shanta who is the Chairperson of Cancer Institute in 2009. Mahesh Mahadevan was a very diverse person. Apart from composing music, Mahesh Mahadevan was involved in business and creative interests. He worked at Real Image Media Technologies as the Director of Finance and Administration. He has also worked in many companies as a Corporate Manager including India Pistons Ltd., a Chennai-based company.
Mahesh Mahadevan has an MBA degree from Xavier School of Management (XLRI) in Jamshedpur. Mahesh Mahadevan's debut as a composer in Tamil industry was for the movie Nammavar which released in the year 1994. He worked in Telugu movies such as Preminchukundam Raa in 1997, Pelladi Choopistha om 1998 and Padutha Theeyaga also in 1998. Mahesh Mahadevan composed the background score for the Hindi film Abhay in the year 2001. His Tamil movies include Kuruthipunal in 1995, background score for Aalavandhan in 2001. He has even composed for a Malayalam project called Moonnilonnu in the year 2001. In the year 2001, Mahesh Mahadevan composed music for the Tamil movie Vaanam Vasappadum with unfortunately became the last work in his career. Mahesh Mahadevan has received many special mentions in
National Film Awards
. Some of the movies for which he received appreciation are Indradhanura Chhai and Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke.