Isaignani Ilayaraja

Report
15399
121
Vote World Rank
91
Vote India Rank
5

Country: India

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.

Best Supporters

How can you earn points?
1 Vote 1 Point [You must be logged in]
1 Referrer* 10 Points
*Call your friends to become a fan of Isaignani Ilayaraja with your referrer link and earn 10 points

p: 1405

p: 164

p: 99

p: 97

p: 87

p: 79

p: 76

p: 71

p: 47

p: 45

Isaignani Ilayaraja Most Popular Quotes

Add Quote

India Musicians Ranking

Show All
Rank Name Total
1. Mohammed Rafi 280954
2. Venkateswara Rao 35579
3. AR Rahman 21655
4. Kishore Kumar 16089
5. Isaignani Ilayaraja 15399
6. Hamsalekha 12519
7. Mukesh 9866
8. Yuvan Shankar Raja 7327
9. Lata Mangeshkar 7237
10. K. S. Chithra 5945

Musicians Ranking

Show All
Rank Name Total
87. Adriana Calcanhotto 16000
88. Diana Haddad 15896
89. Dariush Eghbali 15725
90. Moein 15461
91. Isaignani Ilayaraja 15399
92. Carlos Paredes 15087
93. Tuluyhan Uğurlu 14787
94. Zenz Aftimos 14677
95. Dima Bilan 14316

Isaignani Ilayaraja Photos

Today Overall Show All

Isaignani Ilayaraja Videos

Today Overall Show All

Best Countries

Today Overall
# Name Today Total
1 Turkey 995 7869718
2 South Korea 303 1691825
3 Brazil 275 4670526
4 India 137 3670538
5 Portugal 127 269443
6 Russia 120 1314561
7 Romania 88 491762
8 Poland 70 401426
9 Iran 68 4150429
10 United States of America 36 1417056
11 United Kingdom 35 883877
12 Syria 34 1385879
13 Macedonia 31 948006
14 Serbia 24 207342
15 Israel 17 65642
16 Saudi Arabia 13 767860
17 Ukraine 12 226894
18 Palestine 12 150894
19 Jordan 11 516460
20 Germany 9 69666
21 Bosnia and Herzegovina 7 359530
22 Bulgaria 5 321987
23 Sri Lanka 3 8411
24 Lebanon 2 540504
25 Pakistan 1 274452
26 Norway 1 14569
27 Greece 1 415928
28 Greenland 0 0
29 Grenada 0 0
30 Guatemala 0 0
31 Guinea 0 4
32 Guinea-Bissau 0 0
33 Guyana 0 0
34 Haiti 0 0
35 Honduras 0 0
36 Hong Kong 0 201
37 Hungary 0 2675
38 Iceland 0 230
39 Botswana 0 0
40 Brunei Darussalem 0 0
41 Ghana 0 3
42 Indonesia 0 43748
43 Afghanistan 0 5591481
44 Albania 0 2207
45 Algeria 0 94755
46 Andorra 0 0
47 Angola 0 0
48 Antigua and Barbuda 0 0
49 Argentina 0 59184
50 Armenia 0 1095
51 Australia 0 714
52 Austria 0 377
53 Azerbaijan 0 14798
54 Bahamas 0 0
55 Bahrain 0 16643
56 Bangladesh 0 3923
57 Barbados 0 0
58 Belarus 0 2610
59 Belgium 0 8603
60 Belize 0 0
61 Benin 0 0
62 Bermuda 0 0
63 Bhutan 0 0
64 Bolivia 0 5434
65 Burkina Faso 0 0
66 Burundi 0 0
67 Cambodia 0 127
68 Cameroon 0 5
69 Canada 0 23166
70 Cape Verde 0 65
71 Cayman Islands 0 0
72 Central African Republic 0 0
73 Chad 0 0
74 Chile 0 10649
75 People's Republic of China 0 1001
76 Republic of China-Taiwan 0 33
77 Comoros 0 1
78 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0 0
79 Republic of the Congo 0 9
80 Cook Islands 0 0
81 Costa Rica 0 0
82 Cote d'Ivoire 0 20
83 Croatia 0 32005
84 Cuba 0 29
85 Cyprus 0 1903
86 Czech Republic 0 19817
87 Denmark 0 352
88 Djibouti 0 0
89 Dominica 0 0
90 Dominican Republic 0 0
91 Ecuador 0 4
92 Egypt 0 958935
93 El Salvador 0 0
94 Equatorial Guinea 0 0
95 Eritrea 0 0
96 Estonia 0 0
97 Ethiopia 0 13228
98 Faroe Islands 0 3012
99 Fiji Islands 0 0
100 Finland 0 8547