Yuvan’s special day

Yuvan’s special day

Today (August 31) is the birthday of Yuvan Shankar Raja, his first after he entered wedlock with Dubai-based fashion and interior designer hailing from Keelakarai, Zafrun Nizar.

Right from the morning, his family members, colleagues and fans have been wishing him in person, over phone and on the social media. “His father maestro Ilayaraja too blessed him,” sources said.

Within a span of 15 years, Yuvan Shankar Raja has worked on over 100+ films. Considered a versatile composer, he often strives for different and innovative music and has explored and used elements of various genres in his compositions that range from folk and R&B to techno and heavy metal.

He is particularly known for his use of western music elements and often credited with having introduced Hip hop to the Tamil film and music industry and having started the “era of remixes” in Tamil Nadu.

The youngest son of noted film composer Ilayaraja, he began his musical career in 1996, at age 16, when he composed the film score for Aravindhan. After initial struggle, he made his big break with the ‘Thulluvadho Ilamai’ soundtrack (2001), and evolved as one of Tamil cinema’s most sought-after composers by the mid-2000s.

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