A.R.Rahman Biography

A.R.Rahman biography A.R.Rahman was born on 6 January 1966 as (A. S. Dileep Kumar)his full name is Allah Rakha Rahman, He is an Indian film composer, record producer, musician, singer and philanthropist.

He is the son of past music director Shankar.He is the world's most prominent and prolific film composer by Time,his works are notable for integrating eastern classical music with electronic music sounds, world music genres and traditional orchestral arrangements.

He has won two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, four National Film Awards, fourteen Filmfare Awards, thirteen Filmfare Awards and two Ascar Award South in addition to numerous other awards and nominations.

A.R.Rahman biographyTime has referred to him as the "Mozart of Madras" and several Tamil commentators and fans have coined him the nickname Isai Puyal (Music Storm).Time placed Rahman in its list of World's Most Influential People.

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He started his music career inthe age of 5,he studied musics with his father guidence,after his father death he worked as a key board player under the Isaigani 'Ilayaraja'.Rahman's film scoring career began in the early 1990s with the Tamil film Roja.

Working in India's various film industries, international cinema and theatre, Rahman has a claimed sale of more than 300 million records of his film scores and soundtracks as of 2009 for over 100 film scores worldwide, He Having set up his own in-house Studio called Panchathan Record Inn at Chennai, arguably one of Asia's most sophisticated and high-tech studios, His songs making him one of the world's all-time top selling recording artists.

In a notable career spanning two decades, Rahman has garnered particular acclaim for redefining contemporary Indian film music and thus contributing to the success of several films. Rahman is currently one of the highest paid composers of the motion picture industry.

He has also become a notable humanitarian and philanthropist, donating and raising money for beneficial causes and supporting charities.

A.R.Rahman Latest News

A.R. Rahman to compose for Bruce Lee biopic

    Updated On : Aug 11,2017   4:38 pm
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman has been roped in to compose the music for the Bruce Lee biopic, which is being directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. View More..

Because God has no religion: Sonam Kalra & The Sufi Gospel Project

    Updated On : Aug 11,2017   2:04 pm
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) There was always music in her house and singer Sonam Kalra remembers sitting on her mother's lap listening to Begum Akhtar. Today, The Sufi Gospel Project she is engaged in is an attempt to blend the many voices of faith to create one voice through song, music and the spoken word. View More..

First single from 'Mersal' to be release on Thursday

    Updated On : Aug 09,2017   2:06 pm
Chennai, Aug 9 (IANS) The first single "Aalaporan Tamizhan" from Tamil actioner "Mersal", which has music by A.R. Rahman, will be released on Thursday, its makers announced on Wednesday. View More..

A.R. Rahman may perform at audio launch of 'Mersal'

    Updated On : Aug 04,2017   12:02 pm
Chennai, Aug 4 (IANS) Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman may perform live at the audio launch of his upcoming Tamil film "Mersal" here on August 20, a source in the know has said. View More..

A.R. Rahman shares poster of 'Daughters of Destiny'

    Updated On : Jul 24,2017   12:58 pm
Chennai, July 24 (IANS) A.R. Rahman on Monday shared the poster of the "Daughters of Destiny", documentary series to be released via Netflix on Friday. It features music by the double Oscar-winning composer, popularly known as the Mozart of Madras. View More..

Proposals invited for Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration

    Updated On : Jul 21,2017   10:18 pm
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who is the Chairperson of the advisory committee of the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration, on Friday invited proposals for the award latest by August 31. View More..

Madhoo Shah wants to work with Mani Ratnam again

    Updated On : Jul 17,2017   5:48 pm
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Actress Madhoo Shah, who starred in Mani Ratnams 1992 Tamil film "Roja", says she wishes to work with the renowned filmmaker again in near future. View More..

We try to be best, honest: Rahman on London concert

    Updated On : Jul 16,2017   10:26 pm
New York, July 16 (IANS) Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman is unperturbed by the trolling that followed after his London concert, where some people walked out because he was performing more of Tamil songs. View More..

IIFA 2017: Shahid, Alia win Best Actors, 'Neerja' Best Film

    Updated On : Jul 16,2017   4:00 pm
New York, July 16 (IANS) In a city that never sleeps, the Metlife Stadium came alive with the IIFA Awards celebration here on Saturday night, with Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt becoming proud winners of the Best Actor trophies for their remarkable work in "Udta Punjab". View More..

When Manish Malhotra tripped (IIFA Diary)

    Updated On : Jul 16,2017   1:28 am
New York, July 16 (IANS) Veteran fashion designer Manish Malhotra tripped as he made his way to collect an award at the IIFA Rocks stage here but he was all smiles. View More..

A.R. Rahman gets encore on Tamil song in New York

    Updated On : Jul 15,2017   2:22 pm
New York, July 15 (IANS) It was an encore all the way for A.R. Rahman as he performed the original Tamil version of his "Urvasi Urvasi" chartbuster for the IIFA Rocks audience here as he celebrated his 25-year journey in the Indian film industry with a two-hour concert. View More..

IIFA Rocks: Rain spoils green carpet glitz, but show goes on

    Updated On : Jul 15,2017   11:04 am
New York, July 15 (IANS) The weather god wasn't kind to the IIFA Rocks gala at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, where Oscar winning composer-singer A.R. Rahman performed live for fans in the US. But the show went on -- and rocked. View More..

Kabir, Salman's 'mutual respect' society (IIFA Diary)

    Updated On : Jul 15,2017   3:20 am
New York, July 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Kabir Khan, who has directed Salman Khan for three projects, says they share immense "mutual respect". View More..

That's rude, says Priyanka Chopra on A.R. Rahman criticism

    Updated On : Jul 14,2017   8:44 pm
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra termed "rude" the social media criticism of Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman for singing Tamil, and not Hindi, songs at a concert in London. View More..

Rahman trolled for singing 'Tamil songs' in London

    Updated On : Jul 14,2017   5:06 pm
London, July 14 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman, who hails from Tamil Nadu, got slammed on social media for performing Tamil songs at the Wembley Stadium. While some were left disappointed, others stood by his songs selection as they believe music has no language barrier. View More..

Rahman trolled for singing 'Tamil songs' at London concert

    Updated On : Jul 14,2017   2:00 pm
London, July 14 (IANS) Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman got slammed over social media after some of his fans reportedly walked out of his concert at Wembley Stadium because many of the songs he sang were in Tamil. View More..

Sonakshi Sinha rings Nasdaq bell in New York

    Updated On : Jul 13,2017   8:24 pm
New York, July 13 (IANS) Indian actress Sonakshi Sinha rang the Nasdaq closing bell here ahead of the Bollywood extravaganza IIFA Weekend and Awards. View More..

Bollywood set to 'stomp', 'rock' New York with IIFA show (Preview)

    Updated On : Jul 12,2017   12:20 pm
New York, July 12 (IANS) At a time when Hollywood is incubating diverse talent like never before, Bollywood is out to mesmerise the US with its magic at the three-day IIFA Weekend and Awards starting here on Thursday. View More..

Santhosh Sivan reunites with Mani Ratnam for sixth time

    Updated On : Jul 10,2017   10:16 am
Chennai, July 10 (IANS) Cinematographer-filmmaker Santhosh Sivan will join hands with veteran filmmaker Mani Ratnam for the sixth time as they reunite for a yet-untitled Tamil project, a source said. View More..

A.R. Rahman shortlisted for World Soundtrack Awards

    Updated On : Jul 07,2017   3:04 pm
Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) Oscar winning composer A.R.Rahman is delighted that his music from the film "Viceroy's House" has been shortlisted for the World Soundtrack Awards, a public choice award. View More..