Rajesh Murugesan

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Rajesh Murugesan
Rajesh Murugesan
Rajesh Murugesan
Background information
Birth name Rajesh Murugesan
Born (1988-05-14) 14 May 1988 (age 30)
Kochi, Kerala, India
Occupation(s) Music director
Years active 2013-present

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 from Nagercoil and hails from Thripunithura in Ernakulam district, Kerala. He completed his schooling at Cochin Refineries School, Ambalamugal and graduated with a Degree from SAE International College, Chennai in 2008[3]

Career[edit]

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)

Filmography[edit]

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

Awards[edit]

  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

References[edit]

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

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