Rajhesh Vaidhya

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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. He was music director for the movie Vegam by S. Ve. Shekher, starring Ashwin Shekher.[3][4] 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.[5] 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 tender age, he started his tutelage under Smt. Jeyalakshmi and continued receiving teaching of the Saraswathi Veena under Smt Rama Nambinarayanan. He also received advance training under the world-renowned carnatic veena maestro Shri Chitti Babu.


  • Kalaimamani award,Government of Tamil Nadu,2010.[1][2]


  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 March 5, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/tamil-nadu/article1134445.ece, The Hindu, Tamil Nadu Govt announces Kalaimamani awards, Chennai, January 28, 2011, Retrieved March 5, 2011.
  3. ^ http://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movie-articles/movies-06/vegam-review.html, Behind Woods, Vegam a speedy retreat, Behindwoods Movie Review Board, Retrieved March 5, 2011.
  4. ^ http://www.desinapster.com/showthread.php?t=2214, DesiNapster, Vegam [2007-MP3-VBR-320Kbps] , Retrieved March 5, 2011.
  5. ^ http://www.rediff.com/movies/2003/mar/06sindhu.htm, Sindhu Bhairavi is back, Shobha Warrier, March 06, 2003, Retrieved March 5, 2011.

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