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Today's birthday babies and their special gifts!

Jun 29, 2013

The eldest son of maestro Ilaiyaraja, Karthik Raja celebrates his 40th birthday today. Karthik in his own way has ensured that the musical heritage of his family is upheld. 


Karthik Raja started as early as 92-93 where he began contributing for his father’s films such as Uzhaipaali and Amaidhi Padai with its background scores. In 1996 he had his solo mainstream release through Alexander and soon went on to be part of several commercial successes. Over the years Karthik has associate himself with some critically acclaimed work such as Achamundu Achamundu and Mitr, My Friend cutting across regional boundaries and languages.

The other birthday baby of the day is the young director and the better half of Producer-Actor Udhayanidhi Stalin, Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi. Kiruthiga will be hoping that her birthday this year becomes extra special with the success of her debut film Vanakkam Chennai.


As a gift to the director on her birthday the film’s composer Anirudh released a teaser track at midnight dedicating the tune to her. The track ‘Oh Penne’ from Vanakkam Chennai features Bollywood composer Vishal singing in Tamil for the first time.



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