Vidyasagar (music director)
|Born||2 March 1963|
|Origin||Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Genres||Film score, World music, Dance music, Classical music|
|Occupations||Film composer, music director, Record Producer, Singer, Instrumentalist|
|Instruments||Keyboard, Piano, Guittar, Vocal.|
Vidyasagar is an Indian film composer, musician and singer in the Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi film industries. After working with several composers as assistant and conductor, Vidyasagar made his debut as a film composer in the 1989 Tamil film Poomanam. Working for over 250 feature films, he is the recipient of the prestigious National Award and five Filmfare Awards.
Vidyasagar was exposed to music at a very early age of 3 by his father who was a self-led musician. He underwent carnatic vocals training first and then joined classical guitar classes from Dhanraj along with A. R. Rahman and then later followed by piano.
Vidyasagar became an independent music director with the song En Anbe in the 1989 Tamil movie Poomanam. Though Vidyasagar started his music career with a Tamil film, he gained recognition in the Tamil music industry at a later stage. He shifted base to Tollywood in 1993.
In 1994-95, Vidyasagar was selected by Tamil actor-director Arjun, with whom he worked for many acclaimed musical films like Jai Hind, Karna and Subash. Vidyasagar composed some of the music for Arjun Sarja's films with some melodic numbers like Malare and Padu Padu.
From 1996 to 2001 Vidyasagar mainly concentrated on Malayalam films. During this period, Vidyasagar's also composed songs for Tamil movies like 1998 Vijay's Nilaave Vaa and Uyirodu Uyiraga, starring Ajith. He won four Kerala State Film Awards.
From the year 2002, he started churning out blockbusters in Tamil and Malayalam simultaneously, with Dhil, Run, Dhool, Ghilli etc in Tamil and Meesha Madhavan, Kilichundan Mampazham, Pattalam, C.I.D. Moosa etc in Malayalam.
In 2003, he composed songs for several notable films like Anbe Sivam, Run and Meesa Madhavan. This was followed by Madhurey, London Ji and Chandrolsavam in 2004-05. In 2005 Vidyasagar received the National Film Awards for Telugu movie Swarabhishekam by K. Vishwanath featuring carnatic music. Vidyasagar continued composing music for Chandramukhi starring Rajnikanth. The audio of the movie was a best seller and its soundtrack was also released. He composed music for the Hollywood movie Beyond the Soul directed by Rajeev Anchal. This period also saw him score music for the Hindi movie Hulchul directed by Priyadarshan. In 2008 Vidyasagar's notable releases were Vijay's Kuruvi and Mere Baap Pehle Aap in Hindi.
After his brief dull phase in Malayalam, he bounced back into the scene with the Lal Jose directional Neelathamara, scripted by the legendary M.T. Vasudevan Nair, with the song Anuraga Vilochananaayi becoming a cult favourite. He followed it up with hits in Apoorva Ragam and Makeup Man. Meanwhile in Tamil, he delivered hits with Karthi's Siruthai and Vijay's Kaavalan.
In 2013, Priyadarshan has signed him in for his ambitious psychological thriller, Geethaanjali in Malayalam with Mohanlal in the lead role. Lal Jose's Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum and Jannal Oram, the Tamil remake of Ordinary are his other upcoming releases.
|1993||One by Two||Telugu|
|1993||Hello Darling Lechi Podama||Telugu|
|1992||Madhavayya Gari Manavadu||Telugu|
|1992||Chitram Bhalare Vichitram||Telugu|
|1994||Alibaba Aradajanu Dongalu||Telugu|
|1996||Azhakiya Ravanan||Malayalam||Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director|
|1997||Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu||Malayalam|
|1997||Oru Maravathoor Kanavu||Malayalam|
|1997||Aahaa Enna Porutham||Tamil|
|1998||Pranayavarnangal||Malayalam||Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director
Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Music Director
Asianet Film Award for Best Music Director
|1998||Summer in Bethlehem||Malayalam||Filmfare Award for Best Music Director|
|1999||Niram||Malayalam||Filmfare Award for Best Music Director|
|2000||Satyam Shivam Sundaram||Malayalam|
|2000||Devadoothan||Malayalam||Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director|
|2000||Chandranudikkunna Dikhil||Malayalam||Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Music Director|
|2001||Dhill||Tamil||Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director|
|2001||Alli Thandha Vaanam||Tamil|
|2001||Thavasi||Tamil||Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director|
|2001||Poovellam Un Vasam||Tamil||Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director|
|2001||Ladies and Gentlemen||Telugu|
|2002||Meesa Madhavan||Malayalam||Filmfare Award for Best Music Director|
|2003||Kadhal Kisu Kisu||Tamil|
|2003||Power of Women||Tamil|
|2003||Beyond the Soul||English|
|2003||Aahaa Ethanai Azhagu||Tamil|
|2004||Swarabhishekam||Telugu||National Film Award for Best Music Direction
Nandi Award for Best Music Director
|2005||Alice in Wonderland||Malayalam|
|2005||Made in USA||Malayalam|
|2007||Rock 'n' Roll||Malayalam|
|2007||Mozhi||Tamil||Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director
Nominated - Vijay Award for Best Music Director
|2008||Mulla||Malayalam||Asianet Film Award for Best Music Director|
|2008||Mahesh, Saranya Matrum Palar||Tamil|
|2008||Mere Baap Pehle Aap||Hindi|
|2008||Raman Thediya Seethai||Tamil|
|2008||Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu||Tamil|
|2008||Arai En 305-il Kadavul||Tamil|
|2009||Ilamai Itho Itho||Tamil|
|2009||Neelathaamara||Malayalam||Filmfare Award for Best Music Director|
|2011||Thambi Vettothi Sundaram||Tamil|
|2012||Diamond Necklace||Malayalam||Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Nominated—SIIMA Award for Best Music Director
|2012||Uu Kodathara? Ulikki Padathara?||Telugu||1 Song|
|2013||Oru Indian Pranayakatha||Malayalam|
|2014||Untiled Chiyaan Vikram - Dharani project||Tamil|