Gangai Amaran is a music director, singer, lyricist, script writer, film director and actor in Tamil films. He is the younger brother of noted music director Ilayaraaja.
He has two sons named Venkat Prabhu who is an actor and singer and turned director with the super hit film Chennai 600028 and Prem G who is also multi talented as actor, singer and now even music Director. He hosted a music competition, Reliance Launch pad in SS Music along with young compère, Medha. He is a very good singer too.
He began to give music to Tamil movies in the late 70’s through movies like Suvarillatha Chithirangal (1979) and Ramaye Vayasukku Vanthutta (1980) before entering direction venture. His debut to Tamil movies as a film director, directing Kozhi koovithu in 1982. Music was given my none other than his elder brother Ilayaraja and this blockbuster had an assembled star cast of Prabhu, Viji and Silk Smita. It was the debut movie of Viji as well.
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