Taj Noor

Taj Noor is an Indian film score and soundtrack composer, who has predominantly scored music for Tamil films.[1]

Taj Noor
Birth nameTaj Noor Khan
BornSalem, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation(s)Music director, lyricist
Years active1993 – present


Taj Noor was born in town of Salem, Tamil Nadu to a district collector Usman Ali Khan and his wife Habibonisha and has two elder brothers and two elder sisters. He completed his education in Salem, attending the Bharatiya Vidyalaya and the Pavadi Boys High School and then continued his collegiate education at Government Arts College, Salem with Physics as his major subject. Taj Noor assisted music director A. R. Rahman, after joining his team in 1996. Initially, his major responsibility was to maintain all the back-ups for the work done by Rahman, with the job being particularly important before the technology boom in the late 1990s.

His first solo film soundtrack was for the romantic drama film, Aayiram Muthangaludan Thenmozhi (2012), though delays meant that the soundtrack albums of Pandiraj's Vamsam (2010) and Eththan (2011) released before hand. He also previously worked on the Rambha-starrer Vidiyum Varai Kaathiru, but the film was shelved. For Aayiram Muthangaludan Thenmozhi, Taj Noor composed the music based on the seasons in the Kurinji, Mullai, Marutham, Neithal and Palai regions and used mostly the violin, viola and cello to record the songs.[2] The film's director, Shanmugaraj, was a good friend of Pandiraj and recommended that Taj Noor should be selected for Pandiraj's second venture. Taj Noor made a breakthrough in the music industry with the album of Vamsam, winning acclaim for his work, especially for the "Marudaani" song.[3] He won further acclaim for his work in Eththan, though several of his subsequent albums had audio launches but did not have a theatrical release including Mallukattu, Adithalam, Swasame and Kaliyugam, where he worked alongside Siddharth Vipin and Arunagiri. Furthermore, other ventures saw him removed after beginning work such as Samuthirakani's Poraali (2011) or shelved midst production such as Ilankannan's Om, starring Arjun and Pallavi Subhash and the Sarathkumar-Iniya starrer Velachery.[4][5][6]

Partial discographyEdit

Year Film Title Notes
2010 Vamsam
2011 Eththan
2011 Mallukattu Unreleased film
2012 Aayiram Muthangaludan Thenmozhi
2012 Kaliyugam Unreleased film
2013 Swasame Unreleased film
2013 Adithalam Unreleased film
2014 Marumunai Re-recording only
2014 Adhu Vera Idhu Vera
2014 Gnana Kirukkan
2015 Katham Katham
2015 Vethu Vettu
2015 Strawberry
2016 Nayyapudai
2016 Vellikizhamai 13am Thethi
2017 Guru utchathula irukkaru