Rajesh Murugesan

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Rajesh Murugesan
Rajesh Murugesan
Rajesh Murugesan
Rajesh Murugesan

(1988-05-14) 14 May 1988 (age 32)
Kochi, Kerala, India
OccupationMusic director
Years active2013-present
Aishwarya Raghavan
(m. 2020)

Rajesh Murugesan (born 14 May 1988) is an Indian music composer, best known for his compositions in Malayalam cinema, with films such as Neram and Premam.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Rajesh Murugesan born in Kochi He completed his schooling at Cochin Refineries School, Ambalamugal and graduated with a Degree from SAE International College, Chennai in 2008[3] He married Premam actress Aishwarya Raghavan on 22 January 2020.


Rajesh made his debut as a music director in Neram a Tamil - Malayalam bilingual film which was directed by Alphonse Putharen and released in 2013. The music won him immediate attention. The promo song Pistah: The Run Anthem, had gone viral in 2013. The song Pistah also featured as IPL promo song for the year 2016.[4] In 2015, he worked on another movie by Alphonse Putharen, Premam. All the songs in the movie received excellent critical response and the song,'Malare' broke the record for the fastest song in Malayalam to reach 5 lakh hits in YouTube.

Short films[edit]

  • Mustache Blues (2015)
  • Kattan Kappi (2014)
  • The Rat: A Sexy Tale (2011)
  • Wind (2011)
  • Black and White (2011)
  • Reg:We (2011)
  • Sathya (2017)
  • Madhesh (2019)


Year Film Language Songs Background Score Sound Design Notes
2013 Neram Malayalam
Yes Yes No Film Debut
2015 Premam[5] Yes Yes No
2016 Action Hero Biju Malayalam No Yes No
Aviyal Tamil No Yes No
Premam Telugu Yes No No Remake of Premam
2017 Kismath Kannada Yes Yes No Remake of Neram
2018 Thobama Malayalam Yes Yes No
Ladoo Malayalam Yes Yes No
2019 Vasanthi Malayalam Yes Yes Yes
2021 Ninnila Ninnila Telugu Yes Yes No


  1. CPC Cine Awards 2015 for Best Music Director
  2. Vanitha Film Awards 2015 for Best Music Director
  3. Asianet Film Awards 18th Asianet film awards for Best Music Director
  4. 5th South Indian International Movie Awards for Best Music Director Malayalam
  5. Asiavision Awards Asiavision Film Awards 2014 for Best Music Director
  6. Red fm awards Song of the year 2016
  7. IIFA 2016 Best music director 2016
  8. Radio mirchi music awards 2014 and 2016 best debut music director and popular song of the year 2016


  1. ^ "Sounding off, musically". The Hindu. 10 April 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Music composer Rajesh Murugesan gets married..." Malayala Manorama. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Rajesh Murugesan to score again". Times of India. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  4. ^ "'Pistah' rocks IPL". Times of India. 23 March 2016. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Rajesh Murugesan scores music for Premam !". Times of India. 21 April 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2015.

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