Alex Paul

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Alex Paul
OriginKerala, India
Occupation(s)Film composer, music director
Instrumentsplayback singing, harmonium
Years active2002–present

Alex Paul is an Indian music director mostly active in Malayalam cinema. The songs from Classmates, especially "Ente Khalbile Vennilavu Nee" and "Kaattadi thanalum", made him a well-known composer in 2006

Personal Life[edit]

Alex is the son of A. M. Paul, a music artist who formed the first orchestra (in Malayalam: 'ganamela') troupe in Kochi & Philomina.[1] He is the younger brother of Lal, of the directing duo Siddique-Lal, and it was in Lal's film Chathikkatha Chanthu (2004) that Alex debuted as musical director.[1][2]He is married to Biji Alex, and has three children: Asvati Alex, Arathy Alex, and Arjun Alex.


He learnt musical instruments from Kalabhavan, Kochi. He started his own studio, where he composed music for several music albums and for TV serials. Alex made his film debut as music director with Rafi Mecartin's Chathikkatha Chanthu. At the age of 20, he started a music institute named, Tune of Hearts. When he was 29, he started a recording studio. On 14 October 2013, he started music technology institute, National Institute of Film Technology (NIMT). NIMT is recorded as the first ever "music technology" institute in India.



  1. ^ a b "Star Talk - Music Director Alex Paul". India Gitz. 20 February 2010. Retrieved 20 March 2010.
  2. ^ George, Vijay (26 January 2004). "The burden of being Chandu". The Hindu. Retrieved 30 March 2010.

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