Gangai Amaran

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Gangai Amaran is a music director,[1] singer,[2] lyricist,[3] script writer, movie director[4] and actor in Tamil movies.

Personal life[change | change source]

Amaran was born in Pannaipuram in Theni district, Tamil Nadu in December 1947, as the youngest son of Ramaswamy and Chinnathayi. He is the younger brother of world famous Tamil music director Ilaiyaraaja. He was also the father of Venkat Prabhu (director and actor) and Premji Amaren(actor, composer and singer).[5][6]

Notable works[change | change source]

  • One of the most famous comedy film of Tamil cinema, Karagattakaran was directed by Gangai Amaren. This movie became a huge blockbuster in Tamil cinema.[7]
  • He has composed music for more than 160 Tamil films.[8]
  • He got the lifetime achievement award from International Tamil Film Awards (ITFA).[7]

Filmography[change | change source]

Writer/Director[change | change source]

Year Film Music Director Notes
1982 Kozhi Koovuthu Ilayaraja Directorial Debut
1983 Kokkarokko Illayaraja
1984 Pozhuthu Vidinchachu Ilayaraja
1984 Devi Sridevi Ilayaraja
1984 Vellai Pura Ondru Ilayaraja
1987 Enga Ooru Pattukaran Ilayaraja
1988 Sakkarai Panthal Ilayaraja
1988 Shenbagamae Shenbagamae Ilayaraja
1988 Koil Mani Osai Gangai Amaran
1989 Karagattakaran Ilayaraja
1989 Annanukku Jai Ilayaraja
1990 Ooru Vittu Ooru Vanthu Ilayaraja
1991 Kumbakarai Thangaiah Ilayaraja
1992 Villu Pattukaran Ilayaraja
1992 Chinnavar Ilayaraja
1992 Ponnuketha Purushan Ilayaraja
1993 Koyil Kaalai Ilayaraja
1994 Atha Maga Rathiname Gangai Amaran
1997 Themmangu Paattukaaran Ilayaraja

Music Director[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Music Director Gangai Amaran Song Database". Tamil Movie Database. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
  2. "Singer Gangai Amaran Song Database". Tamil Movie Database. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
  3. "Lyricist Gangai Amaran Song Database". Tamil Movie Database. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
  4. "Director Gangai Amaran Song Database". Tamil Movie Database. Archived from the original on 15 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
  5. "Not truly Gangai Amaran". The Hindu. 2009-05-19. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
  6. "Gangai Amaran enthrals Vellore". The Hindu. 2006-02-27. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Gangai Amaran". Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  8. "Exclusive biography of #GangaiAmaran and on his life". FilmiBeat. Retrieved 2017-11-01.