(Last Updated on : 23/11/2013)
Karnataka who ruled the music world for over 15 years. Raju Ananthaswamy on a regular basis performed on All India Radio
, Udaya TV and ETV programs. For many audio tape productions, he had sung and composed music to his credit. In order to execute his 'gayaki' properly, Raju Ananthaswamy also travelled in an extensive manner to USA, UK, Singapore and Australia. He loved to sing his father's compositions with the aim of promoting and preserving them. He also aspired to pass this heritage to the younger generations through his Sugam Sangeet schools located in Ban>galore
Early Life of Raju Ananthaswamy
Raju Ananthaswamy was the illustrious son of legendary vocalist Late Mysore Ananthaswamy
. Raju Ananthaswamy's initial training in tabla
and vocal music began at his tender age of 4 years. He possessed such kind of talent that he had self-taught guitar
and keyboard. From a very early age, he had started accompanying his father. He had also established his own music troupe in India. Raju Ananthaswamy had accomplished at several prestigious gatherings like, Hampi Utsava SAARC Summit Cultural Evening, Vasanta Habba, All India Lawyers Meet, Dasara Utsava, International Trade Fair in Delhi
, Berkely Film Awards and many more.
Career of Raju Ananthaswamy in AIR
Acknowledging his talent All India Radio and Doordarshan absorbed him as a high-grade artiste. He on a regular basis performed on AIR. For Doordashan, CITI cable, Zee TV
and Uday TV, Raju Ananthaswamy had also compiled many background and signature tunes. Through his renderings he had always attempted to convey social messages. Raju Ananthaswamy was also involved in the direction of a musical serial of 60 episodes and had written the script and scored music to his credit for this musical serial.
Music Albums by Raju Ananthaswamy
Raju Ananthaswamy had also brought out many albums to his credit, which fetched commercial success as well. To name a few they were, Tribute to My Father, Ananta Namana, Hoovu, Deepotsava, Hari ninna murali, etc. The assistant music director for the film Galige by M S Sathyu was Raju Ananthaswamy. In the film he had also sung. From the film America America, his song 'yava mohana murali kareyitu' became very popular. On ETV, by the viewers, his song "naanu vottare" from the movie Rishi was voted as the best song of the year.
Movies of Raju Ananthaswamy
He also enacted in a number of movies including Amrithadhare, Chigurida Kanasu, Abhi, Kalaasipaalya, Abbabbaa Yentha Huduga, ooh la la and Jackpot.
Death of Raju Ananthaswamy
Raju Ananthaswamy died on 17th January 2009 owing to kidney failure, at the age of 39.