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Top 10 Music directors in India 2024

1. A.R. Rahman : @arrahman

    Followers : 7.9M

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Intro : A. R. Rahman, a two-time Academy Award winner and five-time nominee, stands as a trailblazer in contemporary Indian music. With over 150 million copies of his work sold, encompassing music from over 100 film soundtracks, Rahman’s influence transcends boundaries. Often compared to legendary composers like John Williams and Hans Zimmer, Rahman’s humble genius sets him apart from his contemporaries, marking him as a true luminary in the world of music.

2.Amit Trivedi : @itsamittrivedi

   Followers : 642K

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Intro :Amit Trivedi’s musical odyssey began during his time at Rizvi College Mumbai, where he became part of the fusion band “OM.” Despite releasing an album through Times Music, the band faced setbacks due to insufficient promotion. Undeterred, Trivedi persisted, venturing into ad-jingles and TV background scores. His breakthrough came with the national award-winning soundtrack for “Dev D,” reshaping contemporary Hindi film music. Known for his experimental and refined compositions, Trivedi thrives in collaborations with modern filmmakers, marking a new era in Bollywood music.

3.Santhosh Narayanan : @musicsanthosh

   Followers : 1M

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Intro : Santhosh Narayanan, born on May 15, 1983, in Thiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India, is recognized as both a composer and actor. He is renowned for his work in films such as “Irudhi Suttru” (2016), “Pariyerum Perumal” (2018), and “Master” (2021). Narayanan is married to Meenakshi Iyer.

4.Shankar Mahadevan : @shankar.mahadevan

   Followers :1.4M

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Intro :Born on March 3, 1967, in Chembur, Bombay, Maharashtra, India, Shankar Mahadevan is celebrated as a music artist and composer. He is renowned for his work in films such as “Kal Ho Naa Ho” (2003), “My Name Is Khan” (2010), and “Dil Chahta Hai” (2001). The trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, winners of the national award, undeniably stands as one of the most remarkable contributions to Bollywood music in recent years.

5.VISHAL : @vishaldadlani

    Followers : 3.2M

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Intro : Born on June 28, 1973, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Vishal Dadlani is recognized as a music artist and composer, notable for his contributions to films like “Ra.One” (2011), “Chennai Express” (2013), and “War” (2019).

The highly successful Bollywood duo Vishal-Shekhar has crafted some of the biggest hits in Hindi film music over the past five years.

6.Yuvan Shankar Raja: @itsyuvan

    Followers : 2.1M

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Intro : Yuvan Shankar Raja, an Indian film score composer, music composer, and singer-songwriter, predominantly works in Tamil cinema. Renowned for his versatility, he infuses Western music elements into his compositions and is credited with introducing hip hop to Tamil film music.

As the son of the legendary Ilayaraja, Yuvan has carved out his unique style over the years, amassing a substantial fan base.

7.Harris Jayaraj : @jharrisjayaraj

   Followers : 421K

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Intro :Harris Jayaraj, raised in Chennai, hails from a middle-class Christian Nadar family. He attended Krishnaswamy Matric School in K. K. Nagar. His father, S. M. Jayakumar, was a renowned film guitarist who initially assisted Malayalam music director Shyam before establishing himself as a prominent musician.

Regarded as the non-stop hit machine of South Indian cinema, Harris Jayaraj stands as one of the industry’s most sought-after composers. His soundtracks for films like “Anniyan” and “Vaaranam Aayiram” are hailed as some of the best in Tamil film music history.

8.Anirudh :@anirudhofficial

Followers : 9.6M

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Intro : Anirudh Ravichander, an Indian film composer and singer, made his debut in Tamil cinema with the film “3,” directed by Aishwarya R. Dhanush. The song “Why This Kolaveri Di,” composed by Anirudh for the movie, gained viral popularity on YouTube, amassing over 85 million views.

9.M. M. keeravani : @m._m._keeravani

     Followers : 2,297

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Intro : Born on July 4, 1961, in Kovvur, Andhra Pradesh, India, M.M. Keeravani is renowned as a composer and actor. He is celebrated for his work in films such as “RRR” (2022), “Baahubali: The Beginning” (2015), and “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” (2017).

Recognized as the legend of Telugu film music, Keeravani is esteemed for his innovative tunes and captivating melodies. He continues to craft exceptional music for the latest big-budget Telugu films.

10.G.V. Prakash Kumar : @gvprakash

      Followers : 3.9M

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Intro :G. V. Prakash Kumar, an Indian actor, film score and soundtrack composer, and singer, is primarily known for his work in Tamil cinema. He gained recognition in the early 2010s, following his debut in the 2006 film “Veyil” by S Pictures. In 2015, he made his acting debut with the film “Darling.”

As the nephew of A.R. Rahman, Kumar continues his family’s esteemed musical legacy. In a relatively short period, he has crafted some of the finest albums in contemporary Tamil film music. Notable among these are “Veyyil,” “Madrasapattinam,” and “Thaandavam.”

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