Karthik Raja Age, Height, Family, Biography & More

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Karthik Raja

Karthik Raja is an Indian music composer known for his work predominantly in the Tamil film industry. He was born on June 29, 1973, in Tamil Nadu, India, and comes from a musical family. His father is the renowned Maestro Ilaiyaraaja, and his mother is Jeeva Rajayya. Karthik Raja has two siblings, a sister named Bhavatharini and a brother named Yuvan Shankar Raja.

He received his education from St. Bede’s School, Boston Matriculation Higher Secondary School, and Loyola College, all located in Chennai. Karthik Raja’s wife’s name is Raja Rajeswari, and they were married on June 8, 2000, in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Karthik Raja began his musical journey at a young age, accompanying his father to recording studios. He received formal training in western classical music from the Trinity School of Music, focusing on the piano. Additionally, he received training in Carnatic music from T. V. Gopalakrishnan and Malayalam composer V. Dakshinamoorthy.

At just 13 years old, he played the keyboard for the song “Kannukkum” in the movie “Ninaikka Therinda Manam” in 1987. Karthik Raja made his debut as a composer with the song “Pandiyanin Rajiyathil” in the movie “Pandiyan” (1992). Over the years, he worked on numerous Tamil and Hindi films, showcasing his versatility and talent.

His debut as a composer was with the song “Pandiyanin Rajyathil” for the movie “Pandiyan” in 1992. Since then, he has worked on numerous films, showcasing his talent across various languages including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada, and English.

Some of his notable works include “Grahan” (Hindi, 1997), for which he won the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent, and “Dumm Dumm Dumm” (Tamil, 2001), for which he received the Cinema Express Award for Best Music Director.

One of his notable achievements was winning the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent for his work on the Hindi film “Grahan” in 1997. He has composed music for a wide range of films, including “Nayakan,” “Ullaasam,” “Naam Iruvar Nammaku Iruvar,” and “Dumm Dumm Dumm.” Karthik Raja’s compositions often blend elements of western classical music, Carnatic music, and contemporary styles, reflecting his diverse musical influences.

Karthik Raja

Karthik Raja Biography

NameKarthik Raja
NicknameRaja
BornJune 29, 1973
Age50 (As of 2024)
GenderMale
ReligionHindu
Zodiac SignYet to be Updated
NationalityIndian

Physical Stats

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Karthik Raja Family

Father NameIlaiyaraaja
Mother NameJeeva Rajayya
Brother NameYuvan Shankar Raja
Sister NameBhavatharini

Marital Status

Marital StatusMarried
SpouseRaja Rajeswari
ChildrenYatheeswar
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Education Details

School NameSt. Bede’s School and Boston Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai
College NameLoyola College, Chennai
Educational QualificationMultimedia Graphics Course

Filmography

Debut MoviePandiyan (1992)
Notable WorksDumm Dumm Dumm, Ullaasam, Grahan, Padaiveeran, and more

Karthik Raja Songs list

YearTitleLanguageOther notes
2018PadaiveeranTamil
2017Pagadi AattamTamil
2016Dhilluku DhudduTamil(Background Score only)
2015SagapthamTamil
2014Avan AvalTamil
2014Kadai Enn 6Tamil
2014AranmanaiTamil(Background Score only)
2014Rajadhi RajaMalayalam
2014Vaaraayo VennilaaveTamil
2012Veyilodu VilayaduTamil
2012Tuneega TuneegaTelugu
2010RettaisuzhiTamil
2010ZamanaKannada
2009Anything For YouEnglish
2009KudiyarasuTamil
2009Achamundu AchamunduTamil
2008Chakkara ViyugamTamil
2008MukhbiirHindi
2007Maa MaduraiTamil
2007Oru Ponnu Oru PaiyanTamil
2007MurugaaTamil
2007Manathodu MazhaikalamTamil
2006Thullura VayasuTamil
2006NaalaiTamil
2006Mercury PookkalTamil
2005Neranja ManasuTamil
2004Rightaa ThappaaTamil
2004Kudaikul MazhaiTamil
2004Singara ChennaiTamil
2003RagasiyamaiTamil
2003IniiTamil(Short feature film)
2003Pudhiya GeethaiTamil(Background Score only)
2002Three RosesTamil
2002AlbumTamil
200216 DecemberHindi
2001Mitr, My FriendEnglish(Background Score only)
2001Hum Ho Gaye AapkeHindi(Background Score Only)
2001Dumm Dumm DummTamil
2001Ullam Kollai PoguthaeTamil
2001VaanchinathanTamil
2000Hoo Anthiya Uhoo AnthiyaKannada
1998Kadhala KadhalaTamil
1998Naam Iruvar Nammaku IruvarTamil
1997UllaasamTamil
1997GrahanHindiWinner, Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent
1996Enakkoru Magan PirappanTamil
1996AlexanderTamil
1996ManickamTamil
1994RaasamaganTamil(Background Score only)
1994Amaidhi PadaiTamil(Background Score only)
1993AathmaTamilOne track
1993Sakkarai ThevanTamil(Background Score only)
1993PonnumaniTamil(Background Score only)
1993UzhaippaliTamil(Background Score only)
1992PandiyanTamilOne track “Pandiyanin Rajyathil”
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Karthik Raja Albums

YearFilmLanguageNotes
2000Split Wide Open – AlbumHindiOne track
2000Kaathalai Gauravikkum NeramTamil
2000India UnlimitedHindi
2000Haule HauleHindiThree tracks
1997Meri Jaan HindustanHindiOne track

Karthik Raja Awards

YearWork
1998Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent – Grahan
2001Cinema Express Award for Best Music Director – Dumm Dumm Dumm

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Karthik Raja Facts

  • Karthik Raja was born on June 29, 1973, in Tamil Nadu, India.
  • He comes from a musical family, with his father being the renowned Maestro Ilaiyaraaja.
  • Karthik Raja received formal training in western classical music from the Trinity School of Music, focusing on the piano.
  • He also received training in Carnatic music from T. V. Gopalakrishnan and Malayalam composer V. Dakshinamoorthy.
  • His debut as a composer was with the song “Pandiyanin Rajyathil” for the movie “Pandiyan” in 1992.
  • He has composed music for films in various languages including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada, and English.
  • Karthik Raja’s notable works include “Grahan” (Hindi, 1997) and “Dumm Dumm Dumm” (Tamil, 2001), for which he received awards.
  • He has collaborated on albums such as “Split Wide Open” and “Meri Jaan Hindustan” across different languages.
  • Karthik Raja has worked on numerous soundtracks, providing both full-fledged compositions and background scores.
  • He is married to Raja Rajeswari, and they tied the knot on June 8, 2000, in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India.

FAQ

  1. Who is Karthik Raja?
    • Karthik Raja is an Indian music composer known for his work in the Tamil film industry. He is the son of renowned music composer Ilaiyaraaja.
  2. When was Karthik Raja born?
    • Karthik Raja was born on June 29, 1973, in Tamil Nadu, India.
  3. What is Karthik Raja’s debut movie as a composer?
    • Karthik Raja made his debut as a composer with the Tamil movie “Pandiyan” in 1992, where he worked on the track “Pandiyanin Rajyathil.”
  4. What are some of Karthik Raja’s notable works?
    • Some of Karthik Raja’s notable works include compositions for movies like “Ullaasam,” “Naam Iruvar Nammaku Iruvar,” “Kadhala Kadhala,” and “Dumm Dumm Dumm,” among others.
  5. Has Karthik Raja worked in languages other than Tamil?
    • Yes, apart from Tamil, Karthik Raja has also composed music for movies in languages like Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, and English.
  6. What awards has Karthik Raja won?
    • Karthik Raja won the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent in 1998 for his work in the Hindi movie “Grahan.” He also received the Cinema Express Award for Best Music Director in 2001 for “Dumm Dumm Dumm.”
  7. Who is Karthik Raja’s wife?
    • Karthik Raja is married to Raja Rajeswari, and they got married on June 8, 2000, in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  8. Where did Karthik Raja receive his formal music training?
    • Karthik Raja received formal training in western classical music from the Trinity School of Music. He also had training in Carnatic music from T. V. Gopalakrishnan and V. Dakshinamoorthy.
  9. What genres of music does Karthik Raja specialize in?
    • Karthik Raja is known for his versatility across various genres, including film music, western classical, and Carnatic music.
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