Karthik Raja

Karthik Raja

Karthik Raja is an Indian composer based in Chennai, India. He made his debut as film composer in the Tamil film Alexander (1996) and went on to score music for many critically and commercially acclaimed feature films. Karthik Raja is the eldest son of musician Maestro Ilaiyaraaja. His brother Yuvan Shankar Raja and sister Bhavatharini, who are also Tamil film music directors and playback singers, have worked with him on notable projects. He did his schooling at St. Bede’s School in Chennai and graduated from Loyola College, Chennai. On 8 June 2000, Karthik Raja married Raja Rajeswari at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India.

As a child, he often used to accompany his father to the recording studios. At the age of 13, Karthik Raja played the keyboard for the song Kannukkum from the Tamil movie Ninaikka Therinda Maname (1987). Many such outings followed including playing keyboard for the soundtrack of the movie Nayagan. Karthik also arranged many recordings for his father and composed his first song “Pandianin Rajiyathil” for the movie Pandiyan (1992) and “Ninaikindra” for the movie Athma (1993). Around this time, he also composed some background scores for the TV series Bible.

He debuted as a full fledged composer in 1996 through the Tamil movie Alexander, soon followed by Manikyam. Then came many chart-busters that included Ullaasam, Naam Iruvar Nammaku Iruvar, Kadhala Kadhala and Dumm Dumm Dumm among others. He also debuted in Hindi films with Grahan which won him the R.D. Burman award for the best new talent.

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Name Karthik Raja
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DOB 29/06/1973
Place of Birth Tamil Nadu, India
Complexion Very Dark
Hair color Black
Eye color Black
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
School St. Bede’s School,Chennai
College Loyola College, Chennai
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Occupation Music Director,Playback Singer
Active from 1992
Debut movie Pandiyan (Tamil)
Known For Ullaasam,Ullam Kollai Poguthae,Dumm Dumm Dumm
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Home Town Chennai
Parents Ilaiyaraaja – Jeeva
Spouse Raja Rajeswari
Date of Marriage 08/06/2000
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Siblings Yuvan Shankar Raja,Bhavatharini
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