A M Rajah
A M Rajah (birth name: Aemala Manmatharaju Rajah) was born on 1st July, 1929 in Ramachandrapuram, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh. He worked as playback singer and music composer during the 1950's. He worked predominantly in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada languages.
Rajah started his career during his University days when he wrote and sang two songs in Telugu that was broadcasted in All India Radio. He was signed by Gemini boss S S Vasan for his film Samsaram (1951). Later, he did "Rajambal" and "Kumaari" that was huge success at the box office.
Rajah debuted as music composer for Telugu film "Sobha" in 1958 starting N R Rama Rao and Anjali Devi. He was early given opportunity for Tamil film "Genova" in 1952 but he passed on the opportunity to M S Vishwanathan.
Rajah had sung more than 500 songs during 1950's for Tamil and Telugu cinema industry. He died on 8th April, 1989 in Valliur, Tamil Nadu, India.