|Occupation(s) Music director|
Parents Selvarajan, Kannammal
Role Film director
|Name S. Rajkumar|
Years active 1987–Present
|Born 23 August 1964 (age 51)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (1964-08-23) |
Music director Thulladha Manamum Thullum
Albums Katte, Marumalarchi, Villali Veeran
Movies Maru Malarchi, Endrendrum Kadhal, Karmegham
S a rajkumar at adhu vera idhu vera movie audio launch
S. A. Rajkumar is an Indian film music director who hails from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He has composed music for many south Indian films in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada languages. Light-hearted melodies are often considered his forte. He has won three Filmfare Awards for the films Raja,Pudhu Vasantham & Shruthi.
- S a rajkumar at adhu vera idhu vera movie audio launch
- Early life
- Kannada cinema
- Malayalam cinema
Rajkumar was born to Selvarajan and Kannammal. The family ancestors belong to Paettai, Thirunelveli District. His father was a vocalist performing in stage shows conducted by popular music directors such as Ilayaraja, Gangai Amaren, Deva among others. Rajkumar admired his father's musical career and developed an interest in music. It was his mother who encouraged his father to make him join music classes. Rajkumar underwent classical music training under the guidance of Subbaiah Bhagavathar for 3 years.
After years of formal music training, Rajkumar began to conduct musical shows on his own and was on the way to look for film opportunities. It was in 1987, director duo Robert-Rajashekar came forward to sign him as the music director for their film Chinna Poove Mella Pesu. This film had Prabhu and Ramki in the lead roles. Since then, Rajkumar has scored for over hundred films in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industries. He has scored the films Suryavamsam, Aval Varuvala, Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen, Thulladha Manamum Thullum, Vanathai Pola, Raja (1999 film), Vasantham , Priyamaanavale , "Priyamaana Thozhi".
Rajkumar has composed songs for many hit films in Kannada starring Dr.Vishnuvardhan, a star of 220 movies in five different languages. The hit films in their combination includes Sirivantha, Varsha, Jyeshta and many more. The all time ever green songs of Kannada Cinema, Sevanthiye Sevanthiye sung by Indian play back singer Dr.S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, a song from the Kannada film Surya Vamsha and Premachandrama from another film Yajamana sung by south singer Rajesh Krishnan, was originally composed by Rajkumar.