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Ilaiyaraaja | Bio, Age, Salary, Net Worth, House, Contacts, Songs

*ILAIYARAAJA BIOGRAPHY*

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Real Name R.Gnanathesikan
Date Of Birth 2nd June 1943
Age74 Years
GenderMale
Father Name Daniel Ramaswamy
Mother Name Chinnathayee
Nick NameMaestro
Marital StatusMarried
EducationGraduated
HobbiesSinging
ProfessionMusic Director, Playback Singer
Home Town Pannaipuram, Theni district, Tamilnadu
Currently Lives In Chennai, Tamilnadu

*WHO IS ILAIYARAAJA*

Ilaiyaraaja is a singer, Indian film composer, and also a lyricist who mostly works on Kollywood films(Tamil). Ilaiyaraaja’s real name is
R.Gnanathesikan.Ilaiyaraaja was born on 2nd June 1943 in Pannaipuram, Theni district, Tamilnadu. we can also say that he came from a musical background. He is called maestro in India and abroad countries like England. he is called Isaignani, a Tamil word which means VBmusical genius. his father’s name is Daniel Ramaswamy and his mother’s name is Chinnathayee. we have to note the point that his mother is also an expert in Tamil folk songs. He was born among 4 brothers namely Pavalar Vartharajan, Gangai Amaran(he is also a lyricist and music director in the Kollywood film industry)Daniel Bhaskar, and one sister named Kamalammal, she is a writer. Ilaiyaraaja studied at Trinity College of Music in London. He completed a music course in 1968, a degree in western art music. ilaiyaraaja is married but unfortunately, his spouse died on 31 October 2011. Ilaiyaraaja follows Hinduism it is also said that he belongs to a scheduled caste. He is blessed with 2 sons and 1 daughter namely Yuvan Shankar Raja (music director and singer)he is one of the best music directors in the Kollywood cine industry. Karthik Raja(music composer) and one and only daughter, Bhavatharini (she is a music composer as well as a singer).

*CAREER*

Isaignani” ilaiyaraaja has composed 7,000+ songs,provided film scores for 1,000+ movies and performed in 20,000+ concerts.it is said that he had a great interest in the musical field from childhood itself. Especially in Tamil folk music. In his 13’s he used to spend time and join with local theatre artists. He also used to take part in a music group headed by his elder stepbrother Pavalar Varadarajan he went to training and learned to play various musical instruments and different-different forms of music from his master Guru Dhanraj it is said that he was the one who gave him the name Raaja. he is a classical guitarist he learned guitar in trinity college of music.

In 1968 he joined with his professor Dhanraj in Madras (Chennai) and started a music course which consist of western classical music, compositional training, instrumental performance, etc..during the ‘80s Raaja worked as a guitarist, keyboardist for composers and directors in West Bengal he worked as an assistant music director with a Kannada film composer named G.K.Ventakesh.together they worked over 200 film projects. To listen to his compositions, he used to hire types of equipment to R.K.Shekhar, a film composer and the father of A.R.Rahman (famous music director, singer), and later he worked as a keyboardist with him. In 1976 ilaiyaraaja was offered to compose a Tamil film named Annakili which was produced by Panchu Arunachalam. one of the songs in this movie named “Machchana Partheengala” sung by S.Janaki got famous in those days. he was the music composer of more than 6,000 songs and made background music in 840+ movies in different languages.

*ILAIYARAAJA*

In the year 1988, the former chief minister of Tamilnadu Kalaignar Karunanidhi gave him the title “Isaignani” Ilaiyaraaja. Isaignani is a pure form of Tamil word which stands for savant of music in English.

*ILAIYARAAJA HOUSE*

Music director ‘Isaignani’ Ilaiyaraaja is currently residing in Murugesan Street in T. Nagar, Chennai, Tamilnadu.

*ILAIYARAAJA SALARY*

It is estimated that his per year income is $400000 which is 30,022,426 Indian rupees, per month salary is $32,000 which is 23,97,683.20 in Indian rupees. and per week income will be around 5,99,400.80 Indian rupees.
For the above statistics, we can even find his per day, per hour, and per second income.
Per Day: $1140/85,412.33 Indian rupees
Per Hour:$ 19/1,423 Indian rupees
Per minute:$0.3/22 Indian rupees
Per second:$0.005/3.75 Indian rupees

*ILAIYARAAJA NET WORTH*

Being one of the greatest music directors, composers, singers, etc. Ilaiyaraja’s net worth or income changes from time to time we hereby give you the latest estimated net worth is $94.8 Million (9.48 crore).

*HEIGHT*

Most of the fans will be curious to know their favorite celebrity’s physical status and appearance as most of them will not be able to meet their favorite celebrity in person. so here is the physical status of Isaignani Ilaiyaraaja.

  • Height- in centimeters-162 cm in meters- 1.63 m in feet inches- 5’4
  • Weight-The weight of this person in kilograms is- 60 kg. pounds- 132 lbs. (weight of a person may vary we have added the latest information here)
  • Color of the eye: black
  • Hair color:grey (he is semi-bald)

*UNKNOWN FACTS*

  • Ilaiyaraaja is a non smoker.
  • He had never tasted a single drop of alcohol throughout his life.
  • A famous sound engineer of Florida, Richard king said that ilaiyaraaja is the “Musical face of India”.
  • In 1993 he received a gold medal in classical guitar.
  • In 1994 he found a new Ragam called “Panjamugi”.
  • He had won three National awards for the best music director for Saagara Sangamam(which was released in 1984), Sindhu Bhairavi(released in the year 1986), Rudra veena (in 1989), and one award for best background score for the movie Pazhassi Raja(in 2010).
  • The other state government like Madhya Pradesh, Kerala have honored him for his great contribution to the music industry in India.
  • He was awarded “Padma Bushan” by the former president Pratibha Patil for the Malayalam film Pazhassi Raja under the best background score category.
  • In the year 2018, he was nominated for the second-highest civilian award “Padma Vibushan”.
  • The government of Orissa gave the “Akshaya Samman” award in 2010.
  • He has a private studio in Kodambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

*ILAIYARAAJA IMAGES*

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