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

Rahmaniacs encore with musical nostalgia

    Updated On : Dec 18,2017   2:08 am
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) The traffic police, fire bridge and security department of Mumbai were on toes on Sunday to put citizens safe during a special music concert of music composer A.R. Rahman. View More..

Rajinikanth to felicitate Rahman in Delhi

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   5:06 pm
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman, who is currently on a multi-city India tour, will be felicitated by megastar Rajinikanth here. View More..

Meet Nizami Bandhu, the 'Rockstar Qawwali' singers

    Updated On : Dec 11,2017   12:34 pm
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) It is 8 pm on a chilly Thursday and the winter wind is howling outside. Yet there is hardly any space for latecomers on the cold marble floors inside the Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah, where the stage is set for the Nizami Bandhu to render their soulful melodies. View More..

Ishaan Khatter wins Best Actor award at Turkish film fest

    Updated On : Nov 27,2017   2:04 pm
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Ishaan Khatter was named the Best Actor for his debut film "Beyond The Clouds" at the International Bosphorus Film Festival in Turkey. The actor dedicated the accolade to his mother and actress Neelima Azeem and Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi. View More..

Films, albums have revived interest in classical music: Sangari

    Updated On : Nov 26,2017   1:28 pm
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Indian films, in the past few years, have not just redefined how the youth understands Sufi music but have also played a crucial part in helping them redevelop an ear for classical music, says vocalist Dhruv Sangari. View More..

Kapil Sharma wishes to sing for A.R. Rahman

    Updated On : Nov 26,2017   11:42 am
Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) Comedian-actor Kapil Sharma loves to sing and wishes to work with Oscar-winning music director A.R. Rahman in the near future. View More..

India has brilliant talent, but they get no chance: Majidi

    Updated On : Nov 21,2017   5:50 pm
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) India's film industry should ensure that the country's young talent is not stifled, renowned Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi said here on Tuesday. View More..

Majidi and I belong to elite society, says Rahman

    Updated On : Nov 21,2017   7:32 am
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman says he and Iranian auteur Majid Majidi belong to an elite society as they both have got fatwas. View More..

Smriti Irani draws attention to 'tolerant' government

    Updated On : Nov 20,2017   9:20 pm
Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Monday said that a minister who can a take a joke on herself is an example that the current government is tolerant. View More..

Music has a universal language: Farhan Akhtar

    Updated On : Nov 20,2017   3:10 pm
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor, filmmaker and singer Farhan Aktar says music has a universal language that can bring people together. View More..

Government must support artistes: Hans Raj Hans

    Updated On : Nov 16,2017   5:58 pm
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Popular singer Hans Raj Hans says the music industry is in crisis, and the government must support the artistes as far as possible. View More..

The Sufi Route to support projects of Kailash Satyarthi's foundation

    Updated On : Nov 13,2017   6:28 pm
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) The Sufi Route, a global travelling festival celebrating Sufi music, will support projects and programmes under the Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation. View More..

Ivanka likely to attend Rahman's concert at Hyderabad global business summit

    Updated On : Nov 11,2017   7:48 pm
Hyderabad, Nov 11 (IANS) Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman will begin his multi-city tour titled A.R. Rahman Encore -- The Concert by setting the tone for the forthcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) here. View More..

'Bulleya' hitmaker wants to sing for A.R. Rahman

    Updated On : Nov 11,2017   3:12 pm
Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) "Bulleya" fame singer Amit Mishra says he wants to sing for "all the best composers" of India. View More..

Majidi excited about 'Beyond The Clouds' Indian premiere

    Updated On : Nov 10,2017   8:02 pm
Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) Majid Majidi's maiden India-set project "Beyond The Clouds" will have its India premiere at the 48th International Film Festival of India, to be held from November 20-28 in Goa. View More..

Human beings inspire an artiste: A.R. Rahman

    Updated On : Nov 10,2017   6:42 pm
Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) Award winning composer A.R. Rahman says an artiste is always inspired by human beings and what they go through. View More..

Majidi excited about 'Beyond The Clouds' Indian premiere

    Updated On : Nov 10,2017   5:30 pm
Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) Majid Majidi's maiden India-set project "Beyond The Clouds" will have its India premiere at the 48th International Film Festival of India, to be held from November 20-28 in Goa. View More..

Akshay looks evil in '2.0' new poster

    Updated On : Nov 01,2017   5:00 pm
Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) Scary, evil and ghoulish are some words that can describe actor Akshay Kumar's look in the new poster of megastar Rajinikanth-starrer "2.0". View More..

Bharat Bala to tell India's 'untold stories' via short films

    Updated On : Oct 29,2017   9:44 am
Jaipur, Oct 29 (IANS) Known for infusing the patriotic fervour in videos like "Vande Mataram" and "Jana Gana Mana", filmmaker Bharat Bala is now enthused about telling some "untold stories" about India to the world via a series of at least 100 short films. View More..

Younger generation forgetting Indian tradition, culture: Rajinikanth

    Updated On : Oct 28,2017   3:08 am
Dubai, Oct 28 (IANS) Megastar Rajinikanth, who attended the grand audio launch of his upcoming 3D sci-fi entertainer "2.0" with the cast and crew here, said he feels sad that the younger generation of India is forgetting our culture and tradition. View More..