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[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. Vaidhya was a winner of the 2010 Kalaimamani award for his veena playing.[2]

Music career[edit]

Rajhesh Vaidhya has composed 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.


  • Kalaimamani award,Government of Tamil Nadu,2010.[1][2]
  • Asia book of records- maximum song snippets played on a Veena in an hour[7]


  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. ^ http://www.asiabookofrecords.com/maximum-song-snippets-played-on-a-veena-in-an-hour/

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