Birthday: 23-08-1964
Age: 54
Star sign: Virgo

S. A. Rajkumar is an Indian music director. He belongs to Chennai in Tamil Nadu. He composes music for the South Indian film industry in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam languages. He was born in 1964 to Selvarajan (father) and Kannammal (mother) in Chennai. His ancestors/ family descendants belong to Paettai, Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu. His father Selvarajan was a vocalist. He performed in many stage shows organized by famous music directors of the film industry like Deva, A. R. Rahman, Gangai Amaran, Chandra Bose, and Ilayaraja, among others. Rajkumar was an admirer of his father’s musical work and with the passage of time he developed an interest in the art. It was Kannammal, his mother who spotted the buried musical abilities of Rajkumar. She noticed that Rajkumar while sitting idle used to get engrossed in singing. She asked her husband to make Rajkumar join music classes for further refinement as he also has developed an interest in the field. Subsequently, Rajkumar learned Carnatic music (music system related to the southern part of the Indian subcontinent) for three years. He undertook classes of this classical music under the guidance of S V Subbaiah Bhagavathar. Rajkumar also has a younger brother named Arul.

After his three years of training, Rajkumar started performing in many musical shows on stage. Whilst his performance on television shows, he was looking for an opportunity to enter the film industry. He finally made his debut in the movies with ‘Chinna Poove Mella Pesu’ in 1987. He was signed by the duo Robert- Rajashekar for this picture. That was the starting point of his career in the field of cinema. He went on to direct the music for various Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada cinema. He has also created Rock 2000, a musical album.

In Tamil cinema, he has composed music for many movies. Some of them are as follows. 'Thangachi' which is an Indian feature film directed by R.Krishnamurthy and stars ' Pallavi', ' Seetha', and ' Ramki'. 'Veeran Veluthambi' by Rama Narayanan was released in 1987 and cast was Radha Ravi, ' Ambika' , ' Karthik', and ' Vijayakanth' . 'Rayilukku Neramachu' by Bharathi Mohan came in 1988 under the cinematography of P. Ganesapandiyan. 'Paravaigal Palavitham' is a romantic movie of 1988 directed by Robert-Rajasekar and produced by S. K. Rajagopal starred 'Ramki', 'Nirosha'. ' En Thangai' meaning ‘my sister’ by A. Jagannathan was a romantic film in which Rajkumar composed five songs. 'Thangathin Thangam' directed by Siraaj featured six songs composed by Rajkumar. 'Pudhu Pudhu Ragangal' was a story of Kannniga and her mother searching for livelihood by V. Aadhavan. 'Perum Pulli' by ' Vikraman' stars 'Babu' and Suman Ranganathan. ' Suryavamsam' is a story based in a village about a person named Chinna. 'Aval Varuvala' is a romantic picture of 1998 by Raj Kapoor. 'Ponmanam' by S. P. Rajkumar featured five songs directed by Rajkumar. He was also the director of the film 'Maru Malarchi' along with ' Bharathi'. ' Simmarasi' by Erode Soundar was shot with the backdrop of caste system. 'Malabar Police' by P. Vasu staged the sequences of a newly married couple witnessing a high profile politician’s murder. 'James Pandu' by 'Selva' was released in 2000 and is a story of two former friends. His recent projects were 'Valluvan Vasuki', 'Kannamma', 'Kannadi Pookal', and 'Chokkali'.

For the Telugu films, Rajkumar worked with many famous directors. Some of his films are described ahead. 'Pelli' by Kodi Ramakrishna is a Tollywood romantic motion picture. He also worked in 'Maa Annayya' by Raviraja Pinisetty . 'Kushi Kushiga' is a romantic film by G. Ram Prasad with six songs directed by Rajkumar. 'Sneham Kosam' by K. S. Ravikumar was a story of friendship. ' Gorintaku' by V. R. Prathap is a love- triangle story drama. ' Vasantham' was a Telugu movie about the friendship and love relation of two characters namely Ashok and Julie. Shankar Mahadevan also sang a song for this film. Leela Mahal Centre by Devi Prasad depicted an inexperienced kidnapper falling in love with the girl he kidnapped. 'Siva Rama Raju' is a drama about the three brothers Siva, Rama, and Raju and their sister. 'Punnami Naagu' by Rajasekhar was a film of a person being venomous because of the consuming venom since childhood. S. A. Rajkumar latest work was seen in Mouna Raagam by Mani Ratnam, 'Mr. Pellikoduku' by Devi Prasad, ' Rani Ranamma', and 'Jhalak'.

His composition in Kannada cinema includes 'Jyeshta'- a family drama by Suresh Krissna,' Gowri Kalyana'- screenwriting of B. S. Dwarakish, ' Chandra Chakori'- a romantic feature film about Puttaraju and Sevanthi, ' Kanchana Ganga'- a movie regarding murder of a girl following infidelity by director Rajendra Singh Babu, and 'Sevanthi Sevanthi' by S. Narayan. Rajkumar’s other projects comprised of the movies such as 'Sirivantha' by S. Narayan about a journalist and his ethical values, 'Thandege Thakka Maga'- an action drama by S. Mahendar, 'Thayiya Madilu' by S. Narayan- about a son looking for his mother, 'Preethigagi' by S. Mahendar- a remake of 1997 'Aniyathipraavu' Malayalam film, and 'Gokula Krishna' directed by B. M. Jayakannan- a love story. He has also composed music for 'Vesham' and ' Villaliveeran' Malayalam movies. He has also collaborated with Tamil Television industry for ' Kodi Mullai' in 2010.

He is married to Meera and the couple is blessed with a daughter Thamizh. Rajkumar has received Filmfare Award for Best Music Director twice. Once for the Telugu film 'Pelli' in 1997 and the second time for the Telugu movie 'Raja' in 1999. He was also honoured with Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director for his composition in the picture 'Suryavamsam' in the year 1997.

Rajesh Murugesan

The youth of today is certainly making a difference. They are making their presence count in every field. The energy and the freshness they display is certainly new and accepted by everyone. One of the people from this youth regime is Rajesh Murugesan. He was born on 14th May 1988. The 27 years old boy is talented enough to mesmerize you. He is one of the youngest music composers we have in India. He is well versed in Indian classical music. He found a passion for music in his early days. He finds himself lucky that he could find his passion at such an early age. He mostly composes songs in Malayalam Film Industry. He has worked in many regional movies as a music composer but predominantly seen working in the Malayalam Industry. His parents are Tamil, and they come from Thripunithura situated in Kerala. He says he is completely in love with his native place. He enjoys going there in his free time. According to him, it rejuvenates him to do more work. He did his schooling from Cochin Refineries School situated in Ambalamugal. He was a talented in his school. He gained appreciation from his school teachers and tutors during his school days. He participated in many competitions and stage shows during his school career. He indeed turned out to be a winner out here. The success he achieved in his earliest day thrust to him opting music as his career. Rajesh impressed anyone who came across his path towards achieving excellence in music. He managed to gain appreciation from everyone. He is alumina from SAE International College situated in Chennai. He got his graduation degree in the year 2013. Before coming to movies, Rajesh made into some short movies. He turned out to be a great asset for these short movies. He gained a lot of experience in these ventures. This experience made me more confident and equipped with extra knowledge in his field. His short movies include Black and White in the year 2011; The Rat: A Sexy Tale in the year 2011; Reg: We in the year 2011; Kattan Kappi in the year 2011; and Wind again in the year 2011. After this, he moved to regional movies. He made his debut with a bilingual movie called Neram. The movie was released in Tamil as well as Malayalam. The movie was directed by Alphonse Putharen and released in 2013. His work got the attention of every who’s who in the industry. The promo song quickly made to everyone’s mouth and became the new youth anthem. In 2015 he again shook hands with the same director for the movie Premam. The music of the movie got an overwhelming response from the audiences. We wish to see this young talent and his work more often. We wish him luck for future.

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