Highly accomplished veena player and composer, Sri Rajhesh Vaidhya turned 47 yesterday.

Born into a rich musical environment, Vaidhya inherited his indigenous talents from his father Sri K.M. Vaidyanathan, an icon in the world of music, particularly at the mridangam and ghatam.

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Rajhesh hails from Tamil Nadu and has performed on stage around the world, including Europe, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius, Canada, and the United States.

Apart from his blistering speed, in the year 2001, Rajhesh was honored with the title Shree Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Aasthana Vidwan and prestigious Tamilnadu State Award Kalaimamani in the year 2011.

The maestro has churned out super hit tunes from various genre films. On the occasion of his birthday, we recount the 10 best tunes of his in his remarkable series, Do You Have A Minute.

Maya Maya – Baba

Naana Thaana – Thaanaa Serndha Kootam

Neeyum Naanum – Naanum Rowdy Thaan 

Arima Arima – Enthiran

Sa Re Ga Me – Boys

Naa Autokaaran Autokaaran –  Baasha

Cheena Thaana – Vasool Raja MBBS

Kannamma Kannamma – Rekka

Minsara Kanna – Padayappa

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Markazhi Thingal – Sangamam

Happy birthday, Rajhesh Vaidhya. Here’s to many more years of tugging the strings of our hearts in addition to the veena.