Rajhesh Vaidhya

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Rajhesh Vaidhya performing at Nishagandhi festival, Trivandrum

Rajhesh Vaidhya (Tamil: ராஜேஷ் வைத்யா) (or, Vaidya), is an Indian veena player born on 14 June 1973[1] hailing from Tamil Nadu.[2] Besides performing on stage, he has worked with various film music composers. He also acted in the movie Viswa Thulasi and in Premi, a tele-serial aired in Sun TV. Vaidhya was a winner of the 2010 Kalaimamani award for his veena playing.[2]

Music career[edit]

Rajhesh Vaidhya has composed and performed the content of various albums and given many stage performances. He is the brother-in-law of S. Ve. Shekher and younger brother of Mohan Vaidhya.[3] He was music director for the movie Vegam by S. Ve. Shekher, starring Ashwin Shekher.[4][5] He has also worked with Vidyasagar, Harris Jayaraj, Bharathwaj, Deva, Devi Sri Prasad, Srikanth Deva, Isaignani Ilaiyaraaja and A. R. Rahman. He composed the music for K. Balachander's Sahana, a television series.[6] He collaborated with Playing for Change, on the album Songs Around The World, (2008). He has performed with musicians and composers like Sir Elton John.



Musical Training[edit]

From a very early age, he started his tutelage under Smt. Jeyalakshmi and continued learning the Saraswathi Veena under Smt Rama Nambinarayanan. He also received advanced training under carnatic veena maestro Shri Chitti Babu.

Do You Have a Minute Series[edit]

Rajhesh Vaidhya started a short video series which is of 1 minute duration on his social media pages on March 2019. He did a live show of 60 minutes where he performed 60 songs in 60 minutes which was recognised by Asia book of records in 2019.[7]


  • Kalaimamani award, Government of Tamil Nadu,2010.[1][2]
  • Asia book of records- maximum song snippets played on a Veena in an hour[8]


  1. ^ a b http://newslivestreaming.com/2010-kalaimamani-awards-announced-by-tamil-nadu-govt/, Live News Streaming, 2010 Kalaimamani Awards announced by Tamil Nadu Govt, Kalaimamani Awards 2010 Winners, Retrieved 5 March 2011.
  2. ^ a b c http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/tamil-nadu/article1134445.ece, The Hindu, Tamil Nadu Govt announces Kalaimamani awards, Chennai, 28 January 2011, Retrieved 5 March 2011.
  3. ^ "ஒரு கட்டத்தில் தற்கொலை பண்ணிக்கலாமானு நினைச்சேன்..! - கலங்கும் மோகன் வைத்யா". Vikatan (in Tamil). Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  4. ^ http://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movie-articles/movies-06/vegam-review.html, Behind Woods, Vegam a speedy retreat, Behindwoods Movie Review Board, Retrieved 5 March 2011.
  5. ^ http://www.desinapster.com/showthread.php?t=2214, DesiNapster, Vegam [2007-MP3-VBR-320Kbps], Retrieved 5 March 2011.
  6. ^ http://www.rediff.com/movies/2003/mar/06sindhu.htm, Sindhu Bhairavi is back, Shobha Warrier, 6 March 2003, Retrieved 5 March 2011.
  7. ^ https://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/2019/jul/03/do-you-have-a-minute-for-his-music-1998503.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "MAXIMUM SONG SNIPPETS PLAYED ON a VEENA IN AN HOUR | Asia Book of Records". July 2019.

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