A.R.Rahman is a Legendary Music Composer, prominently known for his rocking music for the movie “The Slumdog Millionaire”. He had won a couple of Oscars for this album and made India proud. Allah-Rakha Rahman’s birth name is A.S.Dileep Kumar.
He was born on January 6th, 1967 in Chennai. His music journey had begun at the age of 4 when he learned piano. At the age of 11, he joined the Maestro Ilayaraja's troupe as a Keyboard player. He made his debut as a composer with the legendary film-maker G.R.Maniratnam’s film “” which came out in 1992. Some of his popular music albums were for the movies like Rangeela, Bombay, Dil Se and Lagaan: Once upon a time in India.
He is known to be the Redefining Contemporary Music Legend by the BBC estimate, which had sold beyond 150 million copies of his film albums and soundtracks. He did take up music as his profession at a very tender age. He had pursued a degree in Western and Classical music in the Trinity College of Music, London. His popular achievements include the rank listing of his work by the Times Magazine and Guardian, UK.
Rahman was honoured with the two prestigious National Civilian awards namely “Padma Bhushan” and “Padma Shri”. He made it to the India's greatest recognition to films with his 4 Indian National Film Awards and 28 Filmfare Awards.
He was also listed in the 100 most influential people in the world in 2009 by the Times Magazine. Rahman had expanded to travel into new horizons like opening up A.R.Rahman Foundation to help the poor. His studio, Panchathan Record Inn developed into advanced sound recording studios in the world. A.R.Rahman's Famous Quote: “All My Life I Had a Choice between Hate and Love. I Chose Love, and I'm here.”
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He is the Mozart of Music. The artist who performs with his heart, the producer who produces music which will surely touch your heart, the man who feels each and every word before making a song out of it. He’s none other than, A.R. Rahman. His complete name is Allah Rakha Rahman. He was born on 6th January, 1967, in Madras in Tamil Nadu, to proud parents, R.K. Shekhar and Kareema Begum. He is a great singer, songwriter, producer, composer and so much more. For him, music means love. He does not compose a song; he composes a soul - a soul so pure that you’ll fall in love with it. He has created masterpieces for Bollywood, as well as Hollywood movies. The devotion he gives to his work can be seen in what he produces. He has been producing since a long period of time.
He mostly produces music, which includes combining eastern classical with electronic music. He has been awarded with prestigious awards like BAFTA , Grammys , Academy Awards, Filmfare Awards and the very prestigious, Oscar and among others. His career started with a Tamil movie named ‘Roja’, in the 1990s, for which he gave music. Fans have given him so many names out of love. His southern fans call him ‘Isai Puyal’, which in English means, ‘The Musical Storm’. The name suits him as he’s the best and most selling artists of all times.
He is a successful artist in his professional life, but in his personal life, he is a loving husband and a caring father. He got married to
in 1995 and has three children namely
, Rahima Rahman and Ameen Rahman. His religion is Sufi Islam, but believes in all Gods, equally. He knows how to play instruments like keyboard, piano, accordion, goblet drum, concert harp and many more. A.R. Rahman’s father, R.K. Shekhar, was a film- score composer. He was keen on making his son a good composer so he started his training at an early age of 11 years, under the guidance of Master Dhanraj. At 11 years of age, he began playing in an orchestra of a famous Malayalam producer.
A.R. Rahman is a very talented artist, musician, producer, composer and what not. He has won millions of hearts worldwide, with his music in every genre. He is the real and most famous artist in the music industry.