Thomas Rathnam also was known as T.Thomas Stephen Rathinam was born in Virudhachalam, Tamil Nadu in India. He is music composer from India who works in Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu and English. His father’s name is R. Theraisnathan, and mother’s name is S. Amala Mary. He mainly works in languages like English and Tamil.
His family background is full of artists and scholars which include many Spiritual leaders, writers, and architects like Velalyar, Siva Prakasar, Kumara Swamy Desikar, Karunai Prakar, etc. His grandfather’s name was S.V.S Rathnam who was a great freedom fighter. His brother’s name is Vincent Therraisnathan who is a singer and actor as well. Vincent is also known as a publisher and a social worker. Thomas Rathnam was born in a Hindu family, but one of his forefathers in the late 19th century got converted to Christianity. He and his family follow Christianity, now. He is well educated.
He completed his schooling in Manjakuppam from St. Joseph’s Higher Secondary School. Thomas has completed his degree from Government College of Technology situated in Coimbatore in Electronics Engineering. Later on, he went to Annamalai University to complete the course of BGL. After that, he went to Madras University to complete the course of DMT. He is also engaged in politics and also in social work. He is a member of Natham trust. He is also a member of JTV foundation. He is well-known as a music composer who has composed music for many films. His most popular album name is Bathiladi (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) which have many songs like Thulluthe, Kala Kalanu, Nee Romba Romba, etc. He has done two Tamil films and one Kannada film;“Thoppul Kodi” and “Karuvarai Pookkal” which are in Tamil, and a film named “Bannada Loka” which is a Kannada film. His brother named “Vincent” had also sung songs in his compositions. Along with Vincent, he has one more brother named “T.John Peter Elberail” who is an artist.
Thomas also made a cameo appearance in the year 2014 in the English movies named “Waves.” His grandfather has won a Gold Medal because he fought against untouchability during the British India. Thomas also runs a company named “Cine Max” which is a magazine and books publishing company. His most popular soundtracks are “Karuvarai Pokkal.” He has also composed music for English, Hindi and Malayalam film. His forefathers have written around forty Literature books in Tamil. In the year 2007, he has been awarded “Isai Aruvi Thomas Rathnam.”