Vairamuthu is a Tamil poet and lyricist.
Vairamuthu began his lyricist career through the Rajinikanth film 'Kaali' (1980) which was directed by I.V.Sasi Debuting in the film Nizhalgal (1980) with the lyrics for the song "Idhu oru Ponmalai Pozhudhu", he now has about 5800 songs to his credit as of January 2009. His partnership with Academy Award winning composer A. R. Rahman has resulted in critical praise, awards, and box office hits.
He was awarded the National Film Award six times for Best Lyricist, the most won by any Indian lyricist. He is a recipient of Kalaimamani, while also winning awards from the Government of Tamil Nadu for his contribution to Tamil literature.
Vairamuthu received Padmashri in 2003 and Padmabhushan in 2014.
Born on: 13 July, 1953
Born in: Vadugapatti, Theni, Tamil Nadu, India