S. A. Rajkumar

S. A. Rajkumar is an Indian film music director who hails from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He has composed music for many south Indian films in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada languages. Light-hearted melodies are often considered his forte. He has won three Filmfare Awards[1] for the films Raja,Pudhu Vasantham[2] & Shruthi.

S. A. Rajkumar
BornChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation(s)Music director
Years active1987 – 2014

Early lifeEdit

His father was a vocalist performing in stage shows conducted by popular music directors such as Ilayaraja, Gangai Amaren, Deva among others. Rajkumar admired his father's musical career and developed an interest in music. It was his mother who encouraged his father to make him join music classes. Rajkumar underwent classical music training under the guidance of Subbaiah Bhagavathar for 3 years.[3][4]

CareerEdit

After years of formal music training, Rajkumar began to conduct musical shows on his own and was on the way to look for film opportunities. It was in 1987, director duo Robert-Rajashekar came forward to sign him as the music director for their film Chinna Poove Mella Pesu. This film had Prabhu and Ramki . Since then, Rajkumar has scored for over hundred films in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industries.[3] He has scored the films Suryavamsam, Aval Varuvala, Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen, Thulladha Manamum Thullum, Vanathai Pola, Raja (1999 film), Vasantham, Priyamaanavale, Priyamaana Thozhi.

AwardsEdit

FilmographyEdit

Tamil cinemaEdit

Year Title Notes
1987 Chinna Poove Mella Pesu
Veeran Veluthambi
Thangachi
1988 Kunguma Kodu
Makkal Aanaiyittal
Poovum Puyalum
Rayilukku Neramachu
Manasukkul Mathappu
Paravaigal Palavitham
1989 En Thangai
Oru Ponnu Nenacha
Pasakanal Movie Not Released
1990 Pudhu Vasantham Filmfare Award for Best Music Director - Tamil
Thangathin Thangam
Puriyaadha Pudhir
Pudhu Pudhu Ragangal
Paadi Vaa Thendrale Movie Not Released
1991 Perum Pulli
Aasai Kiliye Kobama
Annan Kaattiya Vazhi
Enga Ooru Sippai
Archana IAS
Idhaya Oonjal
Manasara Vazhthungalen
Sivaranjani
Nenjamundu Nermaiundu
Anbulla Thangachikku
Vazhndhal Unnodudhan Movie Not Released
1992 Thaali Kattiya Raasa
Palaivana Raagangal
Ellaichami
Mangala Nayagan
Pudhu Varusham
1993 Mudhal Paadal
Varam Tharum Vadivelan
1994 Purushanai Kaikulla Poottukanum
Pudhusa Pootha Roosa
Chella Kiliye Mella Pesu Movie Not Released
Vai Jalaam Movie Not Released
1995 Namma Ponnu Vazhanum Movie Not Released
Puthu Ponnu Movie Not Released
1996 Poove Unakkaga
Krishna
1997 Pistha
Suryavamsam Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director
Nattupura Nayagan
Putham Puthu Poove Movie Not Released
1998 Maru Malarchi
Ponmanam
Aval Varuvala
Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen
Simmarasi
Endrum Anandham Movie Not Released
1999 Suriya Paarvai
Thulladha Manamum Thullum
Suyamvaram
Malabar Police
Nee Varuvai Ena
Kannupada Poguthaiya
Thirupathi Ezhumalai Venkatesa
Paattali
2000 Vaanathaippola
Sudhandhiram
Rajakali Amman
James Pandu
Kandha Kadamba Kathir Vela
Unnai Kodu Ennai Tharuven
Pennin Manathai Thottu
Kuberan
Simmasanam
Maayi
Budget Padmanabhan
Palayathu Amman
Priyamaanavale
Vanna Thamizh Pattu
Ennavale
2001 Nageswari
Piriyadha Varam Vendum
Aanandham
Krishna Krishna
Viswanathan Ramamoorthy
2002 Punnagai Desam
Shakalaka Baby
Kamarasu
Raja
Namma Veetu Kalyanam
Padai Veetu Amman
Dance Master Dubbed from Telugu movie 'Daddy'
2003 Vaseegara
Kadhaludan
Priyamana Thozhi
Diwan
Aalukkoru Aasai
2004 Manasthan
Chatrapathy
2005 Kannadi Pookal
Kannamma
Plus Kootani
2006 Thodamale
Uyir Ullavarai Dubbed from Kannada movie 'Love Story'
2008 Valluvan Vasuki
2013 Chokkali
Thirumathi Thamizh
2020 Marumalarchi 2

Telugu cinemaEdit

Kannada cinemaEdit

Malayalam cinemaEdit

TelevisionEdit

  • 2010 Kodi Mullai

Onscreen appearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b http://www.pvv.ntnu.no/~kailasan/news/rahman_bags_12th_filmfare_award.htm
  2. ^ a b c http:// Refer Filmfare Magazine August 1991, 38th filmfare awards south
  3. ^ a b "Profile Gallery | S.A. Rajkumar". CineCrush. 23 August 1964. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20010121165300/http://dinakaran.com/cinema/english/cinebio/30-03-00/rajkumar.htm

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