|Born||T. S. Rangarajan
29 October 1931
Srirangam, Madras Presidency, India
|Died||18 July 2014 (aged 82)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Occupation||Artist, Poet, Lyricist, Writer, Actor|
|Spouse||Ramani Thilagam (m. 1954;d. 2009)|
Vaali (born T. S. Rangarajan; 29 October 1931 – 18 July 2014) was an Indian poet and lyricist whose works were in Tamil, had a five-decade long association with the Tamil film industry, wrote over 15,000 songs. He acted in a number of films, including Sathya, Hey Ram, Paarthale Paravasam and Poikkal Kudhirai. He was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour.