Ajeesh is an Indian singer-turned-composer. He was born as
Ajesh Ashok in a middle-class family in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He learnt Carnatic music during his childhood and subsequently learned other forms of music. He studied at Sri Krishnaswamy Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Chennai and later attended Loyola College, where he took up Visual Communication. Ajeesh started singing on television shows, stage shows, and concerts at a very young age.
He was consistent and focused on pursuing a music career. In 2008, he joined the second season of the reality singing competition, Airtel Super Singer, and bagged the grand prize. Eventually, he landed on his first music venture when music composer
Yuvan Shankar Raja has selected him to sing the song, Idhu Varai, for Venkat Prabhu’s 2010 Tamil comedy film, Goa. Because of this, he earned a nomination at the Vijay Music Award for Best Debut Singer.
After Goa, he went on to croon music for films like Arumbu Meesai Kurumbu Paarvai, Uthamaputhiran, 3, Vinmeengal, Sattam Oru Iruttarai, Emmanuel, Bhadram, Thegidi, Vadacurry, Remo, and Meendum Oru Kadhal Kadhai. In 2013, his first Tamil independent music album, Rain, College, Love – The Connect, was released. Initially, he Ajeesh was hesitant to score music for films since he has no experience, but working on documentaries and short films boosted his confidence and decided to score music for films like
Paambhu Sattai, Thiri, and
Vallavanukkum Vallavan. He also composed a title track for the Indian football team, Kerala Blasters FC, which earned appreciation by the public.