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Sankar Ganesh

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Instruments  Keyboard
Origin  Chennai
Role  Director

Name  Sankar Ganesh
Years active  1964 - present
Genres  Film score
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Occupation(s)  Film composers, Music directors, singers
Albums  Othayadi Paathayilae (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music director  Idhaya Thamarai, Aattukara Alamelu, Penmani Aval Kanmani, Darling - Darling - Darling, Naanu Nanna Hendthi
Similar  Malaysia Vasudevan, Vani Jairam, P Susheela, M S Viswanathan, Jayachandran

Music Director Shankar Ganesh Dancing at 'Iyakunar' Tamil Movie Shooting Spot | Comedy

Shankar Ganesh is an Indian music director duo who have worked in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada movies for around 50 years.


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They started as an assistant to Tamil music composers M. S. Viswanathan and T. K. Ramamoorthy beginning 1964 and later the duo assisted M.S.Viswanathan alone from 1965 till 1967. Kannadhasan started his own film Titled "Nagarathil Thirudargal" in which he introduced Shankar Ganesh as music directors. But unfortunately the film was stopped. So Kannadhasan took them to Chinnappa Devar and requested him to give them a chance. After Kannadhasan's death, Shankar Ganesh had their titles changed to " Kavinger vazhangiya Debating" Shankar Ganesh

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Kaveri Thanda Kalaiselvi was a Natya Nadagam( Dance Drama) wherein Jayalalitha was main lead and rehearsals used to happen at her house with all artistes and musicians coming to her house and doing practice. Shankaraman, musician duo Shankar and Ganesh used to come to play music. Sandhya used to make food and give all artistes breakfast and lunch.This went on for 28 days before the first show happened in 1965. After Jayalalitha became a huge star she recommended Devar Films to give musician duo Shankar Ganesh their debut film as a music director in the film Maharasi starring Ravinchandran with Jayalalitha.

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Their first independent release was Magaraasi in 1967. Aattukara Alamelu was a turning point in their career. Musician duo Shankar Ganesh composed music for 2 film s of Jayalalitha - Maharasi in 1967 produced by Devar Films and Vandhale Maharasi in 1973 directed by K.S.Gopalakrishnan. Their best known composition were in Naan Yen Pirenden and Idhaya Veenai.

Bomb blast

On 17 November 1986, Ganesh received an anonymous parcel by post. It contained a tape recorder with a note from the sender saying that the parcel contained a cassette with some ‘new’ music and if Ganesh liked it, he should give the sender a "break" into films. As Ganesh pressed the play button, the tape recorder exploded in his face, injuring his hands and eyes. Plastic surgery restored his hands and allowed him to play the keyboard, but he lost his vision in his right eye and had blurred vision in the left. On 1 June 2014, his vision was restored by a "glued intra ocular lens" technique.

He was also performing on the stage 50 meters away at the Congress rally in Sriperumbudur on 21 May 1991, when a human bomb killed Rajiv Gandhi.


Their works include music for the following movies:


This list needs revision; lot of errors


Sankar Ganesh Wikipedia