Ajesh

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Ajesh
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Background information
Birth name Ajesh Ashok
Also known as Ajeesh
Genres Film Score
Occupation(s) Singer/Composer
Years active 2010-present

Ajesh (or Ajesh Ashok or Ajeesh) is a singer-turned-composer from Chennai, Tamil Nadu.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Ajesh was born in a middle-class family, learnt Carnatic music from his childhood and started exploring other forms of music later. He did his schooling in Sri Krishnaswamy Matriculation Higher Secondary School, K.K.Nagar, Chennai, then went on to get a Visual Communication degree from Loyola College, Chennai.[3]

Career[edit]

As a Singer[edit]

Ajesh started singing stage shows, TV shows and concerts at a very young age and was very focused on pursuing music throughout. In 2009, he was crowned as the winner of the reality based singing competition Airtel Super Singer, he was chosen by public through public voting and also by composer Yuvan Shankar Raja. Later in 2010, Yuvan made Ajesh sing the romantic number Idhu Varai for the soundtrack of the Tamil movie, Goa,[4][5] which was his debut song in films.

As a Composer[edit]

In June 2013, he released an independent music album titled, Rain, College, Love - The Connect.[6] He was then asked to compose for movies, but he was reluctant at first, he says it was because of the background score and he had no experience in it back then. Then he started working on short films and documentaries, which gave him a lot of confidence to score for movies. Meanwhile, in 2015, he composed the title track for Kerala Blasters FC which was well received by the public. His debut as a composer in Indian Cinema was Paambhu Sattai, the audio rights was bought by Think Music India and the album was released on 11 November 2016.

Discography[edit]

As a Singer[edit]

Year Song Film Music Director Language Co-Singers Accolades
2010 Idhu Varai Goa Yuvan Shankar Raja Tamil Andrea Jeremiah Won - Vijay Music Award Best Melody of 2010
Won - Mirchi Music Award for Best Debut Singer
Nominated - Vijay Music Award for Best Debut Singer
Thooral Thedum Uthamaputhiran Vijay Antony Tamil Janaki Iyer
Idupazhagi [7] Arumbu Meesai Kurumbu Paarvai Mohammed Rizwan Tamil Saindhavi
2012 Idhazhin Oram [8] 3 Anirudh Ravichander Tamil Anirudh Nominated - Big Tamil Melody Award for Best Male Singer
Kadhalum Vinmeengal Jubin Tamil Solo
Vazhi Maari Vinmeengal Jubin Tamil Solo
Yedhalo Oka Mounam 3 Anirudh Ravichander Telugu Anirudh Ravichander
Tan Ye Mera 3 Anirudh Ravichander Hindi Shruti Hassan
Nimirndhu nil Sattam Oru Iruttarai Vijay Antony Tamil Sathish
2013 Paadhagal Emmanuel Afzal Yusuf Malayalam Solo
2014 Kangalai Oru Thegidi Nivas Prasanna Tamil Solo
Kallalo Oka Bhadram Nivas Prasanna Telugu Solo
Nenjukkulla Nee Vadacurry Vivek - Mervin Tamil Vijay Prakash, Diwakar
2016 Yedhedho Penne Meendum Oru Kadhal Kadhai G. V. Prakash Kumar Tamil Solo
Kadhakaadhey Remo Anirudh Ravichander Telugu Srinidhi Venkatesh

As a Music Director[edit]

Year Film Director Language Notes
2017 Paambhu Sattai Adam Dasan Tamil
2017 Thiri Ashok Amirthraj Tamil Post-Production
2017 Vallavanukkum Vallavan Vijay Tesingu Tamil Post-Production

Independent Music[edit]

Year Album
2013 Rain, College, Love - The Connect [6][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Does Chennai strike the right chord? city pulse". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2009-03-02. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ace and Grace - Singer Ajeesh". Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Loyola College's Ignite '10 saw myriad talents set the stage ablaze.". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "From the 'Goa' front". indiaglitz.com. Archived from the original on 10 January 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Airtel Super Singer 2008 Live Finale". chennaionline.com. Retrieved 19 January 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "An umbrella of songs from a rain man". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Soothing and impressive - The songs of Arumbu Meesai Kurumbu Paarvai make an impact". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "3 Music Review songs lyrics". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Charting their own course". The Hindu. Retrieved 15 June 2013.