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Gangai Amaran is a music director, singer, lyricist, script writer, movie director and actor in Tamil movies.

Personal life

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).

Notability

  • 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

Writer/Director

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

  • 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)
  • Sattam (1983)
  • Suvarillatha Chithirangal (1979)
  • Thappu Kanakku (1988)
  • Tharayil Pootha Malar (1980)
  • Ungal Veetu Pillai (1984)
  • Vazhvey Maayam (1982)
  • Vamsa Vilakku (1984)
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