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Ramani Bharadwaj

Ramani Bharadwaj known professionally as Bharadwaj is an Indian music director, composer, singer-songwriter, and music producer, predominantly known for his work in the Indian Film Industry including Kollywood, Tollywood & Mollywood. Bharadwaj is one of the top music composers of the Indian music Industry having scored music for more than 75 feature films, produced by big production houses including AVM Productions, Gemini Studios, Kavithalayaa Productions, AGS Entertainment, Sivaji Productions featuring top artistes like Kamal Haasan, Vijayakanth, Karthik, Ajith Kumar, Vikram, R. Madhavan and technicians like Saran, Cheran, Thangar Bachan, Hari. He is trained in Hindustani, Western and Carnatic music and is a recipient of the prestigious Kalaimamani Award for the year 2008 from the Tamil Nadu State Government. Bharadwaj has also worked on several international projects including Hollywood films. Bharadwaj is known for contributing to the drama of the movie with his soulful Back Ground Scores. He is also widely appreciated for his melodious music, with proper showcasing of lyrics, feel and musical wizardry. He is often credited as Bharathwaj, Bharadwaj or Ramani Bharadwaj in films. Bharadwaj was born in Ravanasamudram, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu, but spent his entire childhood in Delhi. He did his schooling in DTEA, Mandir Marg & became a qualified Chartered Accountant. He had passion for music from the time he was a kid & pursued Carnatic music at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Delhi University, Hindustani Music at Shriram Bharatiya Kalakendra, New Delhi and Western Music at Delhi School of Music with the intent of specializing in Music. When he was 17 years old, he got an opportunity to compose music for All India Radio and Doordarshan. The overwhelming response & support he received for his Music Compositions, made him decide to take Music Composition as his career. He decided to pause his Chartered Accountant career & relocated to Chennai in 1986 to become a full-time Music Director in feature films. He is married to Jayashree Sankaran, a Doctorate PhD in Hindi Literature & has a daughter Janani Bharadwaj who is a Software Professional & a playback singer in Feature Films. International Projects : Bharadwaj has composed music for the international animation movie The Legend of Buddha. The United States dub of the movie was released by Walt Disney Pictures and stars the voices of Dwayne Tan and Bridgit Mendler. The film was also presented for nomination to the 77th Annual Academy Awards (Oscar), for the year 2004. In 2009, he composed music for the American Short Film Lucky Ducks. Bharadwaj is also the first music director to conduct a unique concert called The Movie Musical where he composed the background score for the silent movie Shiraz {made in 1928}, and the same was performed live by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, in Singapore. Concerts and non-film work : Bharadwaj has traveled extensively all over the world and India to perform Live Concerts & Stage Shows. He conducted a Multinational Symphony Orchestra called the Symphony of Unity and Love with musicians from 23 countries performing under his direction, at " Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi, in the Abode of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba ". He had the privilege of composing music and directing a cross cultural fusion programme called Panpattu Sangamam for the Department of Tourism, Government of Tamil Nadu, showcasing the music, dance and the traditional rural sports of Tamil Nadu. Bharadwaj has also composed thematic songs for Government of Tamil Nadu, and many social organizations. He composed a Theme Song for the Thamarabarani Mahapushkaram 2018 festival for the Thamirabarani River. In his spare time, he gives lectures, demonstrations on Film music in various Institutions, Film Festivals and Universities. He has also been a Judge on Reality Music Shows on popular Television Channels like Jaya Tv, Zee Tamil & Shakthi TV (Sri Lanka) in addition to conducting / performing at live concerts & stage shows across the world, in countries like Singapore, Malaysia, U.S.A, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, France, Sri Lanka to name a few. Awards and International Recognition : Bharadwaj was awarded the Filmfare Award twice, for his work on the films Gemini & Autograph. Apart from this, he has received the ITFA Award, Cinema Express Award and many more such recognitions. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Kalaimamani Award for the year 2008 from the Tamil Nadu State Government. His composition "Ovvoru Pookalume" in the Tamil Film Autograph won the National Award for Best Singer and Best Lyric writer in the year 2004. Many Films for which he scored music has won the State Awards for the Singers and the Lyricists. Bharadwaj Foundation, Bharadwaj School of Music : Bharadwaj is a very socially conscious person and through his non-profit foundation for Social Welfare, Bharadwaj Foundation, has built a Community Centre, Children"s Park and facilitated building of 150 Toilets in his home-town, Ravanasamudram. He has also performed numerous Concerts to raise funds and to create awareness for Social causes. Bharadwaj is also the Founder – Director of Bharadwaj School of Music, a School in India dedicated to teaching Light Music. Films : Over his illustrious career that spans over 2 decades, Bharadwaj has composed music & background score for 75 commercial films in English, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam & Kannada spanning across Hollywood, Kollywood, Tollywood & Mollywood. 1995 - Sogasu Chuda Taramaa? (Telugu) - Debut as composer 1996 - Merupu (Telugu) 1996 - Dongaata (Telugu) 1996 - Pittala Dora (Telugu) 1997 - Oka Chinna Maata (Telugu) 1997 - Mangalya Balam (Telugu) 1998 - Life Lo Wife (Telugu) 1998 - Kaadhal Mannan, Pooveli(Tamil) 1999 - Rojavanam, Amarkalam(Tamil) 2000 - Parthen Rasithen, Pengal(Tamil) and Shraddha (Malayalam) 2001 - Asathal, Pandavar Bhoomi(Tamil) 2002 - Dhaya, Roja Kootam, Gemini, Raajjiyam, Thamizh, Enge Enathu Kavithai, Junction, I Love You Da 2003 - Kalatpadai, Anbe Anbe, Jay Jay(Tamil) and Neenandre Ishta (Kannada) 2004 - Autograph, Kadhal Dot Com, Vasool Raja MBBS, Oru Murai Sollividu, Attahasam, Dreams, Amma Appa Chellam , Jananam 2005 - Ayya, Mannin Maindhan, Priyasakhi, February 14, Anda Naal Nyabagam, Kundakka Mandakka, Ulla Kadathal 2006 - Idhaya Thirudan, Thirupathi, Thiruttu Payale, Jambhavan, Vattaram, My Autograph (Kannada) 2007 - Muni, Pirappu, No 73, Shanthi Nivasa (Kannada), Vihari (Telugu), Pallikoodam, Onbadhu Roobai Nottu 2008 - Vallamai Tharayo 2009 - Naalai Namadhe , Manjal Veiyil, Solla Solla Inikkum, Kathalukku Maranamillai 2010 - Aasal, Kalavadiya Pozhudhugal 2011 - Nandhi 2014 - Athithi, Aranmanai, Azhagiya Pandipuram 2017 - Aayirathil Iruvar Television : Gopuram Irandaam Chanakyan Panam Agni Pravesam Paasam Naanayam Nimmadhi Anandham Thavam