Rajesh Cherthala is one of the top ranking Indian flutists of the South Indian music tradition and an outstanding Western music instrumentalist. He is a well known figure in the professional music industry.

From an early age, Rajesh was looked upon to music and learn music. His parents Dasappan and Nirmala encouraged him to learn music in his childhood days. His cousin Shaji spotted and nurtured his inherent musical talent and initiated him to the basic lessons in the flute. In his early days, he played for various musical troupes in Kerala and performed all over the state. Gradually, he got engaged in the recording field. After his initial recording in Ernakulam, conducted by the renowned classical violinist Sri. Thiruvizha Ullas, he has not looked back. He is now a well known flute player in the South Indian musical arena and has completed playing for more than 300 films, with more than a 1000 songs to his credit. His talent has been recognized by many institutions and he has been endowed with prestigious awards. Rajesh Cherthala is now all set to launch a new band of his own and plans to entertain music lovers with his compositions combining both the western and the Indian music.