Isaignani Ilayaraja

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About Isaignani Ilayaraja Ilaiyaraaja (Tamil: இளையராஜா, pronounced ɪləjəɹɑːdʒɑː) (born Daniel Rajaiyya on June 2, 1943) is an Indian film composer, singer, lyricist and the first Asian composer to score a symphony for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a gold medalist from Trinity College of Music, London, and has composed over 4, 500 songs and provided film scores for more than 900 Indian films in various languages in a career spanning more than 30 years. He is usually referred to by the title Isaignani (literally meaning 'a man with great knowledge in music'), or as "The Maestro". He is based in Chennai, the centre of the Tamil film industry (colloquially known as Kollywood).Ilaiyaraaja has been a prominent composer of film music in southern Indian cinema since the late 1970s. His work integrated Tamil folk lyricism and introduced broader Western musical sensibilities into the South Indian musical mainstream. He has thrice won the Indian National Film Award for best film scoring. In the 2000s, he composed a range of non-film music, including religious and devotional songs, an oratorio, and world music. He is married to Jeeva, and the couple's two sons (Karthik Raja and Yuvan Shankar Raja) and daughter (Bhavatharini) are film composers and singers.

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India Musicians Ranking

Rank Person Name Total
1. Mohammed Rafi 256804
2. Venkateswara Rao 31368
3. AR Rahman 21653
4. Kishore Kumar 16088
5. Isaignani Ilayaraja 15398
6. Hamsalekha 12519
7. Yuvan Shankar Raja 7327
8. Lata Mangeshkar 7233
9. Mukesh 6784
10. Devi Sri Prasad 5812

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Rank Person Name Total
85. Adriana Calcanhotto 16000
86. Diana Haddad 15896
87. Dariush Eghbali 15722
88. Moein 15460
89. Isaignani Ilayaraja 15398
90. Carlos Paredes 14965
91. Tuluyhan Uğurlu 14787
92. Zenz Aftimos 14676
93. Dima Bilan 14316