Gangai Amaran

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Gangai Amaran
Birth name Ganesh Kumar Gangai Amaran
Born (1947-12-08) 8 December 1947 (age 69)
Pannaipuram, Theni, Tamil Nadu
Occupation(s) Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Film score composer, lyricist, music director, songwriter, singer, conductor, instrumentalist
Instruments Vocals, (playback singing), guitar
Years active 1976–present
Associated acts Ilayaraaja, Karthik Raja, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Venkat Prabhu, Premgi Amaren

Gangai Amaran is a music director,[1] singer,[2] lyricist,[3] script writer, film director[4] and actor in Tamil films.

Personal life[edit]

Amaran was born in Pannaipuram in Theni district, Tamil Nadu in December 1947, as the youngest son of Ramaswamy and Chinnathayi. He is the younger brother of noted music director Ilayaraaja and father of director and actor Venkat Prabhu and actor, composer and singer Premji Amaren.[5][6] He had two more elder brothers, R. D. Bhaskar and Pavalar Varadharajan, both who died long back. Composers Karthik Raja, Yuvan Shankar Raja, singer Bhavatharini and costume designer Vasuki Bhaskar are his relations.

Filmography[edit]

Writer/Director[edit]

Year Film Music Director Notes
1982 Kozhi Koovuthu Ilayaraja Directorial Debut
1983 Kokkarokko Illayaraja
1984 Pozhuthu Vidinchachu Ilayaraja
1984 Devi Sridevi Ilayaraja
1984 Vellai Pura Ondru Ilayaraja
1987 Enga Ooru Pattukaran Ilayaraja
1988 Sakkarai Panthal Ilayaraja
1988 Shenbagamae Shenbagamae Ilayaraja
1988 Koil Mani Osai Gangai Amaran
1989 Karagattakaran Ilayaraja
1989 Annanukku Jai Ilayaraja
1990 Ooru Vittu Ooru Vanthu Ilayaraja
1991 Kumbakarai Thangaiah Ilayaraja
1992 Villu Pattukaran Ilayaraja
1992 Chinnavar Ilayaraja
1992 Ponnuketha Purushan Ilayaraja
1993 Koyil Kaalai Ilayaraja
1994 Atha Maga Rathiname Gangai Amaran
1997 Themmangu Paattukaaran Ilayaraja

Music Director[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Music Director Gangai Amaran Song Database". 600024.com Tamil Movie Database. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  2. ^ "Singer Gangai Amaran Song Database". 600024.com Tamil Movie Database. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  3. ^ "Lyricist Gangai Amaran Song Database". 600024.com Tamil Movie Database. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  4. ^ "Director Gangai Amaran Song Database". 600024.com Tamil Movie Database. Archived from the original on 15 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  5. ^ "Not truly Gangai Amaran". The Hindu. 2009-05-19. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  6. ^ "Gangai Amaran enthrals Vellore". The Hindu. 2006-02-27. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 

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