Date of Birth
Andhra Pradesh, IndiaEdit page
After working with several composers as an assistant and conductor, Vidyasagar made his debut as a film composer in the 1989 Tamil film Poo Manam and was nicknamed Melody King Working for over 225 feature films.
Vidyasagar was born into a Telugu-speaking family of Ramachandra Rao, a musician, and Sooryakantham in Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh.
Vidyasagar became an independent film composer with the song En Anbe in the 1989 Tamil movie Poomanam.
Vidyasagar started his music career with a Tamil film, he gained recognition well in the Tamil music industry at a later stage. He shifted base to Telugu cinema in 1989.
In 1994–95, Vidyasagar was approached by Tamil actor-director Arjun, with whom he worked for many musical films like Jai Hind, Karna, and Subash. Their combination resulted in acclaimed Tamil language melodic songs like Malare and Padu Padu.
He won three Kerala State Film Awards. About his stint in the Malayalam Cinema, Vidyasagar was quoted saying "I believe that it was a God-sent opportunity for me to work in one of the finest film industries".
From the year 2002, he started composing soundtracks for Dhil, Run, Dhool, Ghilli, etc. in Tamil and Summer in Bethlehem, Meesha Madhavan, Kilichundan Mampazham, Pattalam, C.I.D. Moosa etc. in Malayalam.
His Bollywood venture Hulchul directed by Priyadarshan was a box-office blockbuster, but the songs only became nominal hits, not bringing him the acclaim he was usually used to in Tamil and Malayalam films.
During this period, Vidyasagar composed his first English language feature, Beyond The Soul, a low-budget independent film directed by Rajiv Anchal.