Rajamani is a popular film music director who has scored background music for more than 700 films in 10 languages. He entered the entertainment world as musician with the malayalam film ‘Nullinovikkaathe’ in 1985.
Rajamani was born in a family of eminent personalities who have contributed much for the music world. His father B. A. Chidambaranath, one among the pioneers of Malayalam music industry has scored several evergreen songs in Malayalam films. His grandfather, B.K. Arunachalam Annavi was a Tamil scholar, a reputed musician and above all a teacher. Along with Carnatic music which he learned from his father, Rajamani experimented in Western and Hindustani music. He played for a music group and worked in West Asia. Rajamani is married to Mrs. Beena, a former basketball player. His son Achu Rajamani is popular as a music director, while daughter Adithya is an Advocate.
Rajamani was introduced to the music world at the age of 13 accompanying his father while he was working for a devotional album ‘Gangayar Pirakkunnu’. Musician Johnson was an instrument in the growth of Rajamani. He trained Rajamani to write scores, creating background music and conducting an orchestra. Rajamani made his musical debut with the film ‘Nullinovikkaathe’ in 1985. The song ‘Eeran meghangal…’ sung by K.J. Yesudas became popular among the music lovers.
‘Koottil Ninnum…’ (Thalavattam), ‘Manjin Chirakkula…’ (Swagatham), ‘Nandakishora Hare…’ (Ekalavyan) are few among the exceptional creative background scores created by Rajamani. During his music career, he has composed the background score and created songs for 1000 films in 10 languages. He has also set the background scores of many malayalam films including ‘Aram Thampuran’, ‘Narasimham’ and ‘Ayudham’. With 3 decades of experience in the film industry, Rajamani set music for 150 songs and background score for 700 films. He won the Kerala state award for setting the background score for the malayalam film ‘Aaraam Thamburan’. Rajamani won three international awards for the English film ‘In The Name of Buddha’ and Film Critics Award for the films ‘Nandanam’ and ‘Shatham.
Apart from contributing to the South Indian entertainment world, Rajamani has set music in Thulu, Urudu, Oriya, Nepali and Sinhalese and has worked with around 78 other music directors which make him unique. Rajamani’s son Achu is a popular composer in Telugu and tamil film industries.