Bharathwaj (Tamil: பரத்வாஜ்) is a Tamil film composer. He has since scored music in languages including Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. trained in Hindustani, Western and Carnatic music.He is a recipient of Kalaimamani Award for the year 2008 from Tamil Nadu Government. He had composed music for programmes on AIR and DD at the age of 17.
Bharathwaj was born in Tirunelveli in a Tamil Brahmin family and had his schooling and college education in Delhi. His father was a government official. Bharathwaj qualified as a Chartered Accountant before entering the domain of music.
He studied Hindustani and Western music at Delhi.