|Birth name||Samuel Joseph|
|Also known as||Shyam|
|Born||1937 (age 84–85)|
|Origin||Guindy, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Years active||1963 – Present|
Samuel Joseph, better known as Shyam (born 1937) is a Malayalam music composer from Tamil Nadu, India.
From the mid-1970s to the late 1980s, Shyam had a prolific run as a composer in the Malayalam film industry, composing for nearly 200 films. Working with all major directors of the time, Shyam had scored for many hits of Jayan and the early films of Mammootty and Mohanlal.
Shyam apprenticed under maestros M. S. Viswanathan and Salil Chowdhury, the former renaming him 'Shyam'. He has been an assistant for various music directors including Salil Chowdhury, Rajan Nagendra, Satyam, S. Rajeswara Rao, Pendyala Nageswara Rao, AM Raja, TG Lingappa etc for several years before venturing as an independent music director. He has also worked as a lead violinist with famous composers like C. Ramachandra, V Dakshinamoorthi, Naushad, Madan Mohan, G. Devarajan, Bombay Ravi, RD Burman etc.
Along with his training in western violin he is also trained in carnatic classical violin under the baton of legendary classical violinist Lalgudi Jayaraman.
He debuted as an independent film composer in Malayalam cinema through the 1974 film, Manyasree Viswamithran directed by actor Madhu. All the tracks from the movie including Kettille Kottayathoru became huge success.
|Vaishaakha Sandhye ...||Naadodikkaattu||1987||KJ Yesudas||Yusufali Kecheri|
|Devathaaru Poothu ...||Engane Nee Marakkum||1983||KJ Yesudas, P Susheela||Chunakkara Ramankutty|
|Oru Madhurakkinaavin ...||Kaanaamarayathu||1984||KJ Yesudas||Bichu Thirumala|
|Poomaaname ...||Nirakkoottu||1985||KS Chithra||Poovachal Khader|
|Thozhuthu Madangum ...||Aksharangal||1984||Unni Menon||ONV Kurup|
|Olangal thalam thallumbol ...||Kadathu||1981||Unni Menon||Bichu Thirumala|
|Mainaakam Kadalil Ninnuyarunnuvo ...||Thrishna||1981||S Janaki||Bichu Thirumala|
|Kaattukurinjipoovu||Radha Enna Penkutti||1979||P Jayachandran||Devadas|
|Manje Vaa Madhuvidhu Vela ...||Thushaaram||1981||KJ Yesudas, SP Balasubrahmanyam, Kousalya (Old)||Yusufali Kecheri|
|Paavaada Venam Melaada Venam ...||Angaadi||1980||KJ Yesudas||Bichu Thirumala|
|Shyaamameghame Nee ...||Adhipan||1989||KS Chithra||Chunakkara Ramankutty|
|Shruthiyil Ninnuyarum||Thrishna||1981||KJ Yesudas||Bichu Thirumala|
|Kannaanthaliyum||Anubandham||1985||KJ Yesudas||Bichu Thirumala|
|Kannum Kannum Thammil Thammil ...||Angaadi||1980||KJ Yesudas, S Janaki||Bichu Thirumala|
|Hridayam kondezhuthunna ...||Aksharathettu||1989||KJ Yesudas||Sreekumaran Thampi|
|Ormmathan Vaasantha ...||Daisy||1988||KJ Yesudas||P Bhaskaran|
|Chinnukkutty Urangeele ...||Oru Nokku Kaanan||1985||KS Chithra, Unni Menon||Chunakkara Ramankutty|
|Raavil poonthen||Naaduvaazhikal||1989||Unni Menon, Dinesh||Shibu Chakravarthy|
|Mazhai Tharumo Endhan.. (Tamil)||Manitharil Iththanai Nirangalaa?||1978||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja||Kannadasan|
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