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).
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.
- He has composed music for more than 160 Tamil films.
- He got the lifetime achievement award from International Tamil Film Awards (ITFA).
Filmography[change | change source]
Writer/Director[change | change source]
|1982||Kozhi Koovuthu||Ilayaraja||Directorial Debut|
|1984||Vellai Pura Ondru||Ilayaraja|
|1987||Enga Ooru Pattukaran||Ilayaraja|
|1988||Koil Mani Osai||Gangai Amaran|
|1990||Ooru Vittu Ooru Vanthu||Ilayaraja|
|1994||Atha Maga Rathiname||Gangai Amaran|
Music Director[change | change source]
- Aadhityan (1993)
- Aagaya Thamaraigal (1985)
- Pondatti Pondattithan (1991)
- Adhikari (1991)
- Annan Kaattia Vazhi (1991)
- Atha Maga Rathiname (1994)
- Chellakutti (1987)
- En Pottukku Sondhakkaran (1991)
- En Priyame (1983)
- Jeeva (1988)
- En Thangachi Padichava (1988)
- Ettikki Potti (1987)
- Imaigal (1983)
- Irumbu Kaigai (1984)
- Jaadiketha moodi (1988)
- Kanavugal Karpanaigal (1982)
- Kanna Thorakkanum Sami (1986)
- Koil Mani Osai (1988)
- Hello Yaar Pesurathu (1985) (with Illayaraja)
- Kudumbam (1984)
- Nalellam Pournami (1984)
- Nan Valartha Poovey (1991)
- Needhipadhi (1983)
- Nichayam (1984)
- Nyayam Ketkiraen (1984)
- Oomai Janangal (1984)
- Oorkuruvi (1987)
- Oru Vidukadhai Oru Thodarkadhai (1979)
- Pachai Kodi (1990)
- Pillaikkaga (1989)
- Rudra (1989) Kannada film
- Ponnu Parkka Poraen (1989)
- Pudhia Sangamam (1984)
- Puthiya Sagaptham (1985)
- Pugaippadam (2010)
- Ragavan (2009)
- Ramaye Vayasukku Vanthutta (1980)
- Ratha Dhanam (1988)
- Rudhra (1991)
- Shankarlal (1981) (with Illayaraja)
- Sattam (1983)
- Suvarillatha Chithirangal (1979)
- Thappu Kanakku (1988)
- Tharayil Pootha Malar (1980)
- Ungal Veetu Pillai (1984)
- Vazhvey Maayam (1982)
- Vamsa Vilakku (1984)
References[change | change source]
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- "Singer Gangai Amaran Song Database". 600024.com Tamil Movie Database. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
- "Lyricist Gangai Amaran Song Database". 600024.com Tamil Movie Database. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
- "Director Gangai Amaran Song Database". 600024.com Tamil Movie Database. Archived from the original on 15 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
- "Not truly Gangai Amaran". The Hindu. 2009-05-19. Archived from the original on 2009-05-24. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
- "Gangai Amaran enthrals Vellore". The Hindu. 2006-02-27. Archived from the original on 2006-05-24. Retrieved 2012-08-03.
- "Gangai Amaran". veethi.com. Retrieved 2017-11-01.
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