Music directors are the back bone of any movie. They are responsible for the background score of the music and for the audio to become a hit among the audience. Sandalwood is very rich in music directors. There have been many legendary music directors in Sandalwood. This has helped the movies to reach better to the audience and is responsible for an excellent response a movie gets.
Vijaya Bhaskar was born in the year 1924 in Bangalore. He has been the best music director of all times according to most of the audience. He has given music for about six hundred feature films and has worked in various languages including Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Tulu and Konkani. He breathed his last on 3rd March 2002 but, he still remains in the hearts of his fans.
Sankar Ganesh is a music director duo who was very successful in reaching out to the music lovers. Though they started with the Tamil Industry, they went on to provide amazing music to many film Industries including Kannada Film Industry.
Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao was born on 4th December 1922 was a singer as well as a music director. His voice was so mesmerizing that he became more famous as a singer. He has given music to over hundred movies in various languages. He is also a recipient of Padmashree award.
Ilaiyaraja was born on 2nd June 1943 in Tamil Nadu. He has composed more than 8000 songs in different South Indian languages. He is also referred to as the “Living Legend”.
Upendra Kumar was born in the year 1941 in Orissa. He has worked predominantly in Kannada and Oriya Film Industry. He has given music to over 210 movies including various South Indian languages.
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The music directors’ duo Rajan-Nagendra, predominantly composed music for the Kannada Film Industry. Their compositions are still famous and anyone who hears their songs will surely fall in love with Kannada music.
7. Pendyala Nageshwara Rao
Pendyala Nageshwara Rao was born on 6th March 1917 in Andhra Pradesh. He has worked in Telugu and Kannada Film Industries. He is the one who introduced P.Susheela to the Cinema. He has composed for over hundred movies in total.
G.K.Venkatesh was born on 21st September 1927 in Hyderabad. He was a very famous composer in the late 1960s to 1980s. He has composed songs for about 51 movies in which Dr.Rajkumar has played the lead role. He has been a gem in the Kannada Music Industry.
Hamsalekha was born on 23rd June 1951. He is known to have broken the trend of his contemporaries and to have introduced the new fast, catchy songs to the industry. He is also famous for his close association with the actor Ravichandran.
Gurukiran was born in Mangalore, Karnataka. He is famous as a singer too. His songs give the audience the enthusiasm due to its fast beat. He has been an amazing music director in the industry and has never failed in entertaining the audience with his songs.