Ilaiyaraaja

Ilaiyaraaja's Profile

Full Name :

Ilaiyaraaja

Other Name's :

Gnanadesikan

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth :

2nd June 1943

Age:

74

Height :

-

Born Place :

Pannaipuram, Theni, Madras Presidency

Occupation:

Film Score Composer, Lyricist, Music Director, Songwriter, Singer, Conductor, Instrumentalist and Film Producer

Personal Details

  • Mother's : Chinnathayammal
  • Father's : Daniel Ramaswamy
  • Sibling's : Pavalar Varadarajan
  • Education : School
  • Residence : Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Spouse : Jeeva
  • Children's : Bhavatharini , Karthikeyan Yuvan Shankar

Ilaiyaraaja Latest and Upcoming Movies

Abbayitho Ammayi

1st Jan 2016

Rudhrama Devi

9th Oct 2015

Shamitabh

6th Feb 2015

Filmography

Movie Director Producer Release Date
Gundello Godaari Kumar Nagendra - 8th Mar 2013

List of Awards and Nominations Received by Ilaiyaraaja

Civilian Honours

Year Award Honouring body
2010 Padma Bhushan Government of India

National Film Awards

Year Film language Category Outcome
1984 Saagara Sangamam Telugu Best Music Direction Won
1986 Sindhu Bhairavi Tamil Best Music Direction Won
1989 Rudra Veena Telugu Best Music Direction Won
2009 Pazhassi Raja Malayalam Best Background Score Won

WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival

Year Film Award Outcome
2005 Vishwa Thulasi Golden Remi Award Won

Filmfare Awards South

Year Film Language Category Outcome
1989 Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award – South Contribution to Cinema Won
1990 Bobbili Raja Telugu Best Music Director Won
1991 Thalapathi Tamil Best Music Director Won
2001 Kasi Tamil Best Music Director Nominated
2003 Pithamagan Tamil Best Music Director Nominated
2003 Manassinakkare Malayalam Best Music Director Won
2005 Achuvinte Amma Malayalam Best Music Director Won
2008 Innathe Chintha Vishayam Malayalam Best Music Director Nominated
2009 Naan Kadavul Tamil Best Lyricist Nominated
2009 Bhagyadevatha Malayalam Best Music Director Nominated
2010 Kadha Thudarunnu Malayalam Best Music Director Nominated
2011 Sri Rama Rajyam Telugu Best Music Director Nominated
2012 Nee Thaane En Pon Vasantham Tamil Best Music Director Nominated

Kerala State Film Awards

Year Film Category Outcome
1994 Sammohanam Best Background Music Won
1995 Kalapani Best Music Director Won
1998 Kallu Kondoru Pennu Best Background Music Won

Screen Awards

Year Film Category Outcome
2001 Hey Ram Best Background Music Won

Nandi Awards

Year Film Category Outcome
1981 Seethakoka Chiluka Best Music Director Won
1988 Rudraveena Best Music Director Won
1990 Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari Best Music Director Won
2011 Sri Rama Rajyam Best Music Director Won

Tamil Nadu State Government Awards

Year Award Honouring body Outcome
1988 Kalaimamani Government of Tamil Nadu Won

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

Year Film(s) Category Outcome
1977 16 Vayathinile Best Music Director Won
1980 Nizhalgal Best Music Director Won
1981 Alaigal Oivathillai Best Music Director Won
1988 Agni Natchathiram Best Music Director Won
1989 Varusham Padhinaaru, Karagattakaran Best Music Director Won
2009 Ajantha Best Music Director Won

Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards

Year Film Award Outcome
2011 Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai Best Music Director Won

Sangeet Natak Akademi Award

Year Field Category Outcome
2012 Music Creative and experimental music Won

Ilaiyaraaja Released Projects

1970s

Year Tamil Telugu Year Tamil Telugu
1976 Annakkili   1978 Vatathukkul Sathuram  
1976 Bhadrakali Bhadrakali 1979 Aarulirunthu Arubathuvarai O Enti Katha
1976 Paalooti Valartha Kili   1979 Agal Vilaku  
1976 Uravadum Nenjam   1979 Anbe Sangeetha  
1977 Dheepam   1979 Annai Oru Aalayam Amma Evarikkaina Amma
1977 Kavikkuyil   1979 Chakalathi  
1977 Bhuvana Oru Kelvi Kuri   1979 Dharma Yuddham Dharma Yuddham
1977 16 Vayathinile   1979 Kadavul Amaitha Medai  
1977 Achaani   1979 Kalyanaraman Kalyana Raamudu
1977 Gaayathri   1979 Kavarimaan  
1977 Aval Oru Pachai Kuzhanthai   1979 Lakshmi  
1978 Aval Appadithan   1979 Mugaththil Mugam Paarkkalaam  
1978 Sigappu Rojakkal Erra Gulabeelu 1979 Muthal Iravu  
1978 Bairavi   1979 Naan Vazhavaippen  
1978 Chittu Kuruvi   1979 Azhage Unnai Aarathikkiren  
1978 Ilamai Oonjaladukirathu Vayasu Pilichindi 1979   Pancha Bhoothalu
1978 Ithu Eppadi Irukku   1979   Yugandhar
1978 Kaatrinile Varum Geetham   1979 Nallathoru Kudumbam  
1978 Kannan Oru Kai Kuzhanthai   1979 Niram Maaratha Pookkal  
1978 Kizhake Pogum Rail   1979 Odi Vilaiyaadu Thaaththaa  
1978 Maariyamman Thiruvizha   1979 Pagalil Oru Iravu Nuvve Naa Srimathi
1978 Mullum Malarum Mullu Poovu 1979 Pattakathi Bairavan  
1978 Priya Ajayudu 1979 Ponnu Ooruku Puthusu  
1978 Sattam En Kaiyil   1979 Poonthalir  
1978 Sonnadhu Nee Dhanaa   1979 Puthiya Vaarpugal  
1978 Thirukkalyanam   1979 Rosappo Ravikaikaari  
1978 Thirupura Sundari   1979 Uthiri Pookal Pasidi Moggalu
1978 Thyagam   1979 Vetrikku Oruvan  
1978 Vaazha Ninaiththaal Vaazhalaam        

1980s

Year Tamil Telugu Year Tamil Telugu
1980 Ilayarajavin Rasikai   1985   Preminchu Pelladu
1980 Ullasa Paravaigal   1985 Paadum Paravaigal Anveshana
1980 Guru Guru 1985    
1980 Ilamai Kolam   1985 Sindhu Bhairavi  
1980 Thai Pongal   1985   Darja Donga
1980 Kaali Kaali' 1985 Udhaya Geetham Udhaya Geetham
1980 Sridevi   1985 Andha Oru Nimidam Dongala Vetagadu
1980 Soolam   1985 Kakki Sattai  
1980 Johnny Naa Peru Johnny 1985 Pillai Nila  
1980 Savithri   1985 Hare Rama Hare Krishna Oka Radha Iddaru Krishnulu
1980 Samanthi Poo   1985 Aan Paavam Pelli Pichollu
1980   Kotha Jeevithalu 1985 Thendral Vanthu Ennai Thodu Prema Sasthram
1980 Rusi Kanda Poonai   1985   Yuvadharam Pilicindi
1980 Rishi Moolam   1985 Uyarndha Ullam Jalsa Bullodu
1980 Ore Muththam   1985   Ee Tharam Illalu
1980 Nizhalgal   1985 Sippikkul Muthu Swathi Muthyam
1980 Nadhiya Thedi Vandha Kadal   1985 Sri Raghavendra Manthralaya Swami Sri Raghavendra
1980 Naan Potta Saval Ethe Naasaval 1985 Poove Poochudava  
1980 Murattu Kaalai   1985 Annai Bhoomi 3D  
1980 Moodupani   1985 Thanga Mama 3D  
1980 Rusi Kanda Poonai   1986 Mouna Ragam Mouna Raagam
1980 Kannil Theriyum Kadhaigal   1986 Punnagai Mannan Dance Master
1980 Enga Ooru Rasathi   1986 Mella Thirandhathu Kadhavu  
1980 Ellam Un Kairasi   1986 Unakkaagave Vaazhgiren  
1980 Anbukku Naan Adimai Mayadari Krishnudu 1986 Salangaiyil Oru Sangeetham Aalapana
1980 Idhayathil Ore Idam   1986   Kiratakudu
1981 Garjanai   1986   Ladies Tailor
1981 Aarathanai   1986 Vikram Agent Vikram
1981 Vidiyum Varai Kaathiru   1986 Rakshasan Rakshasudu
1981 Raja Paarvai Amavasya Chandrudu 1986 Mr. Bharath Mr. Bharath
1981   Chinnari Chitti Babu 1986   Sri Shirdi Saibaba Mahathyam
1981 Tik Tik Tik Tik Tik Tik 1987 Nayagan Nayakudu
1981 Madhura Geetham Madhura Geetham 1987 Aala Piranthavan  
1981 Ellam Inba Mayyam   1987 Jallikattu  
1981 Sollaathey Yaarum Keyttaal   1987 Iniya Uravu Poothathu  
1981 Mouna Geethangal Mouna Geetham 1987 Kadhal Parisu  
1981 Netrikkan Musalodiki Dasara Pandaga 1987 Kadalora Kavithaigal Aradhana (1988)
1981 Alaigal Oivathillai Seethakoka Chiluka (1981) 1987 Kadamai Kanniyam Kattupaadu  
1981 Panneer Pushpangal   1987 Enga Ooru Patukkaran  
1981 Nenjathai Killathe   1987 Per Sollum Pillai Maa Inti Krishnudu
1981 Meendum Kokila   1987   Sankeertana
1981 Koyil Pura   1987   Maharshi
1981 Kazhugu   1987 Idaya Kovil  
1982 Payanangal Mudivathillai   1987 Rettai Vaal Kuruvi Rendu Tokala Pitta
1982 Thai Moogambikai   1987 Sirai Paravai  
1982 Sakalakala Vallavan   1987 Theertha Karaiyinile  
1982 Moondram Pirai Vasantha Kokila 1988 Sathya Sathya
1982 Gopurangal Saivathillai   1988 Guru Sishyan  
1982   Nireekshana 1988 Ithu Engal Neethi  
1982 Ninaivellam Nithya Prema Sangamam 1988 Dharmathin Thalaivan  
1982 Anandha Ragam   1988 Oruvar Vaazhum Aalayam  
1982 Autoraja   1988 Kadhal Geetham Abhinandana
1982 Kaadhal Oviyam Ragamalika 1988 Agni Natchathiram Gharshana
1983 Aanandha Kummi   1988   Aakhari Poratam
1983 Inimai Idho Idho   1988   Chinna Babu
1983   Abhilasha 1988   Marana Mrudangam
1983 Indru Nee Nalai Naan   1988   Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Recording Dance Troupe
1983 Mundhanai Mudichu Vaddante Pelli 1988 Manadhil Urudhi Vendum  
1983   Manthrigari Viyyankudu 1988   Varasudochadu
1983 Radha O Radha Pallavi Anupallavi 1988 Unnal Mudiyum Thambi Rudraveena
1983     1989 Rajadhi Raja  
1983 Aayiram Nilave Vaa   1989 Siva Tiger Siva
1983 Bhagavathipuram Railway Gate   1989   Ashoka Chakravarthy
1983 Andha Sila Naatkal   1989 Indiran Chandran Indrudu Chandrudu
1983 Salangai Oli Saagara Sangamam 1989 Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal Bharyalu Jagratha
1983 Kokkarakko   1989 Mappillai  
1983   Sitaara 1989   Chettu Kinda Pleader
1983 Vellai Roja   1989 Varusham 16  
1983 Oru Odai Nadhiyagirathu   1989 Idhayathai Thirudathey Geethanjali
1983 Anney Anney   1989 Kathal Oyvathillai Gopala Rao Gari Abbayi
1983 Ilamai Kaalangal   1989 Apoorva Sagodharargal Vichitra Sodharulu
1984 Enakkul Oruvan   1989 Vetri Vizha  
1984 24 Mani Neram   1989   Kokila
1984 Nallavanukku Nallavan   1989   Prema
1984   Challenge 1989 Karagattakaran Garagata Gopaiah
1984 Vaidhegi Kaathirunthaal   1989   Rudranetra
1984   Merupu Daadi 1989 Udhayam Shiva
1984 Mudivalla Arambam   1989   Swathi Chinukulu
1985 Chinna Veedu   1989 Annanukku Jai  
1985 Nooravathu Naal Noorava Roju 1989 En Purushanthaan Enakku Mattumthaan  
1985 Muthal Mariyathai Aatma Bandhuvu      

1990s

Year Tamil Telugu Year Tamil Telugu
1990 Kaathal Devathai Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari 1992 Meera  
1990   Bobbili Raja 1992 Deiva Vaakku  
1990 Adhisaya Piravi   1993 Athma  
1990   Idem Pellam Baboi 1993 Thalattu  
1990 Mallu Vetti Minor   1993 Kathirukka Neramillai  
1990 Anjali Anjali 1993   Amma Koduku
1990 Thangamalai Thirudan Kondaveeti Donga 1993   Repati Rowdy
1990 Chatriyan Kshatriyudu 1993   Kunti Putrudu
1991 Brahma   1993 Aranmanai Kili  
1990 Keladi Kanmani O Paapa Laali 1993 I Love India  
1990 Ethir Kaatru   1993   Tholi Muddhu
1990 Panakkaran Kondaveeti Puli 1993 Ejamaan Rowdy Zamindar
1990 Velaikaran Patnam Vachina Monagadu 1993 Kili Pechu Ketkava  
1990 Kizhakku Vasal Thoorpu Sindhooram 1993 Kalaignan  
1990 Michael Madana Kama Rajan   1993 Marupadiyum  
1990 Thalattu Padava   1993 Ponnumani  
1990   Guru Sishyulu 1993 Ponvilangu  
1990 Honest Raj Police Adhikari 1993 Valli Valli
1991 Thalapathi Dalapathi 1993 Uzhaipaali  
1991 Thaiyamma Bujjipapa Brahmacharulu 1993 Walter Vetrivel  
1991 Guna Guna 1993 Dharma Seelan  
1991 Chinna Thambi Chanti (1992) 1993 Chinna Kannamma  
1991 Thanthu Vitten Ennai   1994 Adharmam  
1991 Uruvam   1994 Athiradi Padai Samaram
1991   Chaithanya 1994 Amaithi Padai  
1991 Karpoora Mullai   1994 Magalir Mattum Aadavaallaku Maatram
1991   Coolie No. 1 1994 Mahanadhi Mahanadi
1991 Thalattu Ketkuthamma   1994 Sethupathi IPS  
1991 Rasa Magan Aame Kaapuram 1994 Sadhu  
1991 Adhisaya Sakthi 369 Aditya 369 1994 Veera Veera
1991   Killer 1994 Priyanka  
1991   Keechurallu 1994 Rajakumaran  
1991   Nirnayam 1994 Veetla Visheshanga  
1991   Stuartpuram Police Station 1995 Makkal Aatchi  
1991 Sathyavan April 1st Vidudhala 1995 Chinna Vathiyar  
1991   Surya IPS 1995 Muthu Kaalai  
1991 Captain Prabhakaran Captain Prabhakar 1995 Poovarasan  
1992 Chinna Pasanga Naanga   1995   Jamadagni
1992 Thambi Pondatti   1995 Avatharam  
1992 Mannan   1995 Periya Kudumbam  
1992 Agni Paarvai   1995 Nandhavana Theru  
1992 Chembaruthi Chamanthi 1995 Raasaiyya Kurradu Baboi
1992 Villu Pattukaran   1995 Paattu Paadavaa  
1992 Thangakkili   1995 Kolangal  
1992 Thirumathi Palanisamy   1995 Ellame En Rasathan  
1992 Thanga Manasukkaran   1995 Sathi Leelavathi Sathi Leelavathi
1992 Chinna Thayee   1996 Siraichaalai Kaalapani
1992 Chinna Pasanga Naanga   1996 Karuvelam Pookkal  
1992 Innisai Mazhai   1996 Poomani  
1992 Onna Irukka Kathukanum   1996 Irattai Roja  
1992   Aa Okkati Adakku 1996 Poovarasan  
1992 Unnai Vaazhthi Paadugiren   1997 Kadhalukku Mariyadhai  
1992   Aswamedham 1997 Devathai  
1992 Chinna Gounder Chinarayudu 1997   Chinnabbayi
1992 Bharathan   1997 Kadavul  
1992   Detective Narada 1997 Raman Abdullah  
1992   Chakravyuham 1998 Anthapuram Anthapuram
1992 Aavaarampoo   1998 Kadhal Kavithai Prema Kavyam
1992   Dharma Kshetram 1999 Sethu  
1992 Thevar Magan Kshatriya Putrudu 1999 Manam Virumbuthe Unnai  
1992 Idhayam Hrudayam 1999   Preminchedi Endukamma
1992 Nadodi Pattukkaran   1999 Friends (2001)  
1992 Nadodi Thendral   1998 Kizhakkum Merkkum  
1992 Unna Nenachen Pattu Padichen   1999 Mugam  
1992 Naangal   1999 Nilave Mugam Kaattu  
1992   Moratodu Naa Mogudu 1999 Housefull  

2000s

Year Tamil Telugu Year Tamil Telugu
2000 Hey Ram Hey Ram 2004 Kamaraj  
2000 Raajavin Ramanamalai, Guru Ramana Geetam   2005 Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam  
2000 Bharathi   2005 Mumbai Express Mumbai Express
2000 Ilayavan   2005 Thiruvasagam  
2000 Kadhal Rojavae   2005 Oru Naal Oru Kanavu  
2000 Kaakai Chiraginile   2005 Karakattakari  
2000 Guru Ramana Geetam   2005 Vishwa Thulasi  
2000 Kannukkul Nilavu   2006   Hope
2000 Kakkai Siraginilae   2006 Pachchak Kuthira  
2001 Kutty   2006 Udhayam 2006 Shiva 2006
2001 Kaasi Kashinath 2007 Maya Kannadi  
2002 Azhagi   2007   Anumanaspadam
2002 Devan   2007   Sunny
2002 Ivan   2008 Dhanam Dhanam
2002   Ninu Choodaka Nenundalenu 2008 Inimel Nangathan  
2002 En Mana Vaanil   2008   Mallepuvvu
2002 Ramana   2008 Uliyin Osai  
2002 Amma Paamalai   2008 Kangalum Kavipaduthey  
2002 Solla Marantha Kadhai   2009 Naan Kadavul Nenu Devudni
2003 Pithamagan Siva Putrudu 2009 Pazhassi Raja Pazhassi Raja
2003   Sambhu 2009 Azhagar Malai  
2003 Julie Ganapathy   2009 Valmiki  
2003 India 24 Hours   2009 Kadhal Kadhai  
2003 Manasellam   2009 Jaganmohini Jaganmohini
2004 Virumaandi Pothuraju 2009 Kannukulle  
2004   Siva Shankar 2009 Mathiya Chennai  

2010s

Year Tamil Telugu Year Tamil Telugu
2010   Om Shanti 2011 Sri Ramarajyam Sri Rama Rajyam
2010 Ivan Kshathriyan Gaayam 2 2011 Ajantha Ajantha
2010 Nandalala   2011 Dhoni Dhoni
2010 Ramana Saranam Saranam, Baba Pugazh Maalai   2011 Pachai Kudai  
2011 Ayyan   2012 Neethaane En Ponvasantham Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu
2011 Ponnar Shankar Rajakota Rahasyam 2012 Maranthen Mannithen Gundello Godari
2011 Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai   2013 Megha  
2011 Sengathu Bhoomiyile   2013 Nadi thudikkuthadi  
2011 Padithurai   2013 Chithirayil Nilachoru  
2011 Mayilu   2013 Onaayum Aatukuttiyum  
2011 Thandavakone   2013 Thalaimuraigal  
2011 Mudhalvar Magathma   2014 Oru Oorla  
2011 Twinkle Twinkle Little Star   2014 Un Samayal Arayil Ulavacharu Biryani

Ilaiyaraaja Upcoming Projects

Year Tamil Telugu Year Tamil Telugu
2014   Rudhramadevi 2014 Untitled Mahendran Film  
2014 Raja Rajanin Porvaal   2014    
2014     2014    
2014 Sri Ramanujar   2014    
2014 Thirakkapadatha Kathavu'   2014 Kidaa Poosari Magudi  
2014 Tharai Thappattai   2015    
2014 Porkalathil Oru Poo   2015 Kaksparsham  
2014 Moongeel Kaadu   2015 Touring Talkies  

Ilaiyaraaja Onscreen Appearances

Year Movie title Notes
1980 Nizhalgal Singer in song "Madai Thiranthu"
1985 Dharmapathini Guest appearance in song "Naan Thedum"
1989 Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal Guest appearance in song "Kalyanamaalai"
1989 Karagattakaran Guest appearance in song "Paattaalae Buddhi"
1998 Kannathaal Guest appearance in song "Amman Pugazhai"
2009 Azhagar Malai Guest appearance in song "Ulagam Ippo"