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

Majid Majidi ropes in Rahman, Ishaan Khatter for new film

    Updated On : Jan 23,2017   1:36 pm
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi on Monday announced the title of his new international movie "Beyond The Clouds", a Hindi language project to be shot in India with an Indian cast. View More..

Majid Majidi ropes in Rahman, Ishaan Khatter for Indian film

    Updated On : Jan 23,2017   12:54 pm
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi on Monday announced that his maiden Indian movie is titled "Beyond The Clouds". He has roped in actor Ishaan Khatter and Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman for the project. View More..

A.R. Rahman to fast in support of Tamil Nadu protesters

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   5:46 pm
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) Oscar winning music director A.R.Rahman has announced that he will observe a day-long fast on Friday, along with members of the Nadigar Sangam -- the South Indian Artistes Association -- to express solidarity with people protesting against the ban on Jallikattu. View More..

'Ok Jaanu': Hackneyed and superficial (IANS Movie Review, Rating: **)

    Updated On : Jan 13,2017   3:40 pm
Film: "Ok Jaanu"; Director: Shaad Ali; Cast: Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor, Leela Samson, Naseeruddin Shah; Rating: ** View More..

Rahman turns 50, film celebs hail him as 'god's special child'

    Updated On : Jan 06,2017   4:34 pm
Mumbai, Jan 6 (IANS) Iconic composer-singer A.R. Rahman, who has not just mesmerised music lovers and is credited with changing the sound of Indian film music, but also made the country proud with his Oscar and Grammy wins, turned 50 on Friday. His close associates shared their thoughts on the artiste whom they consider "god's special child". View More..

A.R. Rahman, son ring in birthday together

    Updated On : Jan 06,2017   12:14 pm
Chennai, Jan 6 (IANS) Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman and his son Ameen celebrated their birthday together here at his residence on Friday amid family and close friends. View More..

Music, love and history (IANS Books This Weekend)

    Updated On : Jan 06,2017   10:20 am
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Unravel the mystique behind Bollywood's most adored composer-singer Rahul Dev Burman, flick through the love life of two very different women, and read about the historical events that become significant only when one peeps into the past. View More..

Meiyang to sing 'Laila ho Laila' recreated version

    Updated On : Jan 05,2017   6:28 pm
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone sizzled in the video of the new version of "Laila ho Laila" from the 1980 film "Qurbani". Soon, actor-singer Meiyang Chang will be heard in another version of the popular song. View More..

Learnt a lot by listening to Rahman's songs: Sayani Palit

    Updated On : Jan 03,2017   2:36 pm
Mumbai, Jan 3 (IANS) Singer-composer Sayani Palit is set to release a music video, which is a compilation of music maestro A.R. Rahman's 50 songs, on his 50th birthday on January 6. She says she has learnt a lot by listening to his compositions. View More..

A.R. Rahman on board Vijay's next Tamil outing

    Updated On : Dec 31,2016   11:44 am
Chennai, Dec 31 (IANS) Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman has finally given his consent to be part of Vijay's yet-untitled next Tamil outing, to be directed by Atlee. View More..

Response to new 'Humma humma' has been mixed: Composer

    Updated On : Dec 30,2016   1:24 pm
Mumbai, Dec 30 (IANS) Music composer Tanishk Bagchi says his rearranged version of the song "Humma humma" for "OK Jaanu" has got a mixed response. View More..

In a year of quiet diplomacy, India projected soft power at UN, but setback on terrorism (2016 in Retrospect)

    Updated On : Dec 30,2016   11:36 am
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Sundar C's 'Sanghamitra' to roll from April 2017

    Updated On : Dec 29,2016   11:38 am
Chennai, Dec 29 (IANS) Filmmaker Sundar C's Rs 150 crore mega budget Tamil period drama "Sanghamitra", which will star Jayam Ravi and Arya in the lead, will roll from April next year, a source said. View More..

Mani Ratnam wraps up 'Kaatru Veliyidai'

    Updated On : Dec 28,2016   1:46 pm
Chennai, Dec 28 (IANS) The principal shooting of filmmaker Mani Ratnam's upcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Kaatru Veliyidai" has been wrapped up with the completion of the last schedule in Belgrade, Europe. View More..

George Michael dies of heart failure at 53

    Updated On : Dec 26,2016   4:38 pm
London, Dec 26 (IANS) Global singing sensation George Michael, who gave the music world evergreen tracks like "Last Christmas" and "Careless whisper", died on Christmas day following heart failure. His celebrity friends and fans across the globe wondered what an irony it was that 2016 turned out to be his last Christmas. View More..

Thank you for your music: B-Town pays tribute to George Michael

    Updated On : Dec 26,2016   1:00 pm
London, Dec 26 (IANS) George Michael, who gave the music world evergreen tracks like "Last Christmas" and "Careless whisper", may have left the world but his work will always keep his spirit alive in the heart of his fans, say Indian film celebrities, many of whom grew up listening to the singer-songwriter's famous tunes. View More..

Serendipity Arts Fest concludes, promises to return next December

    Updated On : Dec 23,2016   7:06 pm
Panaji, Dec 23 (IANS) After eight days of enthralling audiences on a journey of art, craft, dance, music, food, theatre and photography, the first edition of the Serendipity Arts Festival ended on a celebratory note here on Friday evening. View More..

Vijay's shoot to commence from February

    Updated On : Dec 22,2016   12:38 pm
Chennai, Dec 22 (IANS) The principal shooting of Vijay's yet-untitled 61st Tamil film, directed by Atlee, will commence in February 2017, a source said. The project will be predominantly shot in the US. View More..

Mani Ratnam shoots in Belgrade for 'Kaatru Veliyidai'

    Updated On : Dec 17,2016   12:26 pm
Chennai, Dec 17 (IANS) Having completed the talkie portion of upcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Kaatru Veliyidai", filmmaker Mani Ratnam is currently shooting a romantic number against the picturesque locations in Belgrade. View More..

India's 'Visaranai' out of Oscar race, all eyes on Rahman

    Updated On : Dec 16,2016   5:06 pm
Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Vetrimaaran's Tamil drama "Visaranai" has been winnowed out of the Foreign Language Film category of the upcoming 89th Academy Awards. And now all eyes are on music maestro A.R. Rahman, who stands a chance to be nominated in two categories. View More..