Profile of Dhina

Name Dhina


Original Name Padma Dhinakaran
Pet Name Dhina
Date of Birth 15.01.1966
Father Padma Kalyan – (T.Padman)
Mother Shanthi
Wife  name Hema Malini
Children Ramkiran Dhina, Shridula Dhina
Brothers Bharani, Hari
Native place Mugaasi Mangalam, Kovai Dist.
Mother Tongue Tamil
Gurus V.Sreenivasa Iyengar, Dhanraj Master
Educational Qualification S.S.L.C.

Savithri Ammaal Oriental Hr. Sec. School

(Sanskrit College), Mylapore
Professional qualification Guitar 4th grade - theory
Academy studied Trinity college, London
Languages known Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, Malayalam, English
Introduced by Music Director G.K.Venkatesh
Date you joined the film industry 5.6.1979 as a 4th assistant in conducting
Your first composition Aadhi pon angaalammaa (album: Aadhi)
Turnig Point

Kannin mani – Chiththi (SUN TV serial’s title song)

Number of films done so far (music composing)r as on 02.10.2009 – 43 films
Number of songs composed Nearly 400 songs in films, 100 songs in TV, 31 albums

Number of songs you sung

in films
four (4) Tamil & Telugu
Other awards / titles Dhinakaran Award 2004 – Best music director, SUN TV Best music director award (film: Thiruppachi), Music Academy Award- First position in new talent – In Veena playing.
 Foreign countries you have visited London, Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore, Srilanka.
Other talents / activities Playe Kabbadi during school days.
Instruments known to play Veena, Guitar, Harmonium, Piano, Keyboard, Tape
Hobbies/ pass time Car driving
Address :  
Present address : No.1, plot No.5, Kumarana Avenue, Kannammal Nagar, Valasaravakkam, Chennai-87
Permanent address : -do-
Office address : Heema Digital Inn, Chinthamani Apartments, First floor, old No.5, New No.22/3, Velayutham colony, 2nd street, Saaligramam, Chennai-93
Residence number : 044-24867583
Office number : 044-23766124, 2376413, 23764945
Mobile number : 98410 23563
Fax number: 23762690
Email id : dhinah23@yahoo.co.in
Web site : www.lakshmansruthi.com
Assistant : Kingsley – 98417 33433
Manager : S.M.Sekar – 94440 45647
Activities you did before entering into profession you … into film industry : Veena player for Bharatha naattyam concerts
Albums you have composed 31 albums

DO YOU find yourself humming the title score of popular serials such as "Nambikkai," "Payanam", "Indira," "Alaigal" "Aarthi," "Sruthi", "Annamalai" or "Vazhndu Kaatugiren." Pause to think who has composed them and you would not find it difficult to come up with the right answer. Well, he is the musical wizard "Dhina" who seems to enjoy a near monopoly of title tunes for Tamil television serials.

Meeting him at his studio in Saligramam was indeed a pleasant experience. Asked who was responsible for his meteoric rise to fame, Dhina replied: "With the blessings of God and the support of family and friends can success elude you?"

As I was born into a family of musicians it is not surprising that I eat, sleep and drink music. Even as a student at the Savithri Ammal Oriental School I remember being a self-styled drummer. I used to tap out rhythms on the desk in an improvised accompaniment while my classmates sang.

Music is my magnificent obsession. Is it not a blessing that my livelihood is sustained by my greatest passion?

I spent six years learning to play the veena from V. Srinivas Iyengar. With this training in classical music, I went on to work for a brief stint with G.K. Venkatesh and then was engaged as "fourth conductor" and assistant director by Ilaya Raja. The experience I gained doing 500 films - Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Konkani and Malayalam — has stood me in good stead through my musical career.

He recalls with an impish smile: "It was Radhika of Radaan TV, who gave me a wonderful break - the opportunity to score the music for "Chithi" (stepmother). This "stepmother" was the step to overnight fame. He acknowledges the encouragement and advice given to him by his wife, Hemamalini, who was instrumental in influencing his decision to score the music for "Chithi." It was a wise move for, both the song "Kannin Mani" and the central character (Chithi) became popular.

List of Films for which DHINA scored music

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