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

Rahman launches Irshad Kamil's INK Band music series

    Updated On : Mar 21,2018   3:38 pm
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Oscar winning A.R. Rahman, on the occasion of World Poetry Day on Wednesday, launched lyricist Irshad Kamil's INK Band music series, via which eight music videos consisting of the writer's non-film songs will be released. View More..

Sanjana Sanghi finalised for 'The Fault In Our Stars' remake

    Updated On : Mar 19,2018   10:56 am
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Sanjana Sanghi has been finalised to star opposite actor Sushant Singh Rajput in the Hindi adaptation of the 2014 hit Hollywood film "The Fault In Our Stars". View More..

'Jazbaa' singer collaborates with Rahman

    Updated On : Mar 13,2018   6:24 pm
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Vipin Aneja, who has sung songs for films like "Jazbaa" and "Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster", has teamed up with music maestro A.R. Rahman for an untitled Tamil film. View More..

Omi's 'Cheerleader' to get Indian version

    Updated On : Mar 10,2018   9:08 am
Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and actress-singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi's daughter Kaveri Kapur will produce a cover version of Jamaican singer Omi's hit song "Cheerleader". View More..

Rahman's music in 'The Fault In Our Stars' remake

    Updated On : Mar 08,2018   11:48 am
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Oscar winner A.R. Rahman is excited to compose music for Fox Star Studios' Hindi adaptation of the 2014 hit Hollywood film "The Fault In Our Stars". View More..

A.R. Rahman is my inspiration: Ila Paliwal

    Updated On : Mar 07,2018   5:06 pm
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Classical singer Ila Paliwal says Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman is her inspiration, and she hopes to work with him again soon. View More..

'Nanak Shah Fakir' to release on April 13

    Updated On : Mar 01,2018   6:54 pm
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) "Nanak Shah Fakir", an inspirational film based on the life and work of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak, will ring in Baisakhi as it will release on April 13. View More..

Rahman bonds with Hans Zimmer at Oscar concert

    Updated On : Mar 01,2018   4:08 pm
Los Angeles, March 1 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman shared his moment of "catching up" with celebrated composer Hans Zimmer at the Oscar Concert here on Wednesday. View More..

Kailash will 'jam together' with Zayn on one condition

    Updated On : Feb 28,2018   1:42 pm
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Singer Kailash Kher says he would like to "jam together" with former One Direction band member Zayn Malik, who made a cover of the Indian artiste's 2006 hit number "Teri deewani" -- but only on one condition. View More..

Shekhar Kapur's daughter has some acting conditions (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Feb 22,2018   6:34 pm
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur says his daughter Kaveri will only act in his film if she gets to compose music for it too. View More..

I'm sure you'll enjoy Indian hospitality: Rahman to Trudeau

    Updated On : Feb 21,2018   1:26 pm
Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman has welcomed Justin Trudeau to India and said that he is sure that the Canadian Prime Minister would enjoy the country's hospitality. View More..

Shekhar Kapur's daughter Kaveri to collaborate with British pop act HRVY

    Updated On : Feb 12,2018   1:08 pm
Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) Suchitra Krishnamoorthi and Shekhar Kapurs teenage daughter Kaveri will collaborate with English singer HRVY. View More..

A.R. Rahman's score to be played at Oscar Concert

    Updated On : Feb 02,2018   1:48 pm
Los Angeles, Feb 2 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman's hit score from "Slumdog Millionaire" has been included in the line-up planned for the Oscar Concert. View More..

Awareness has led to much-awaited shift in fashion market: Shantanu & Nikhil

    Updated On : Jan 31,2018   4:10 pm
Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) Designers Shantanu and Nikhil Mehra feel that there have been some major changes in the fashion industry over the years, leading to a much-awaited shift that has led to the rejuvenation of young millenials. View More..

'Glad to see tabla making inroads into global music scene'

    Updated On : Jan 30,2018   3:16 pm
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Many remember him from the popular 1990s 'Wah Ustaad commercial of Taj Tea where as a young boy, he sits alongside Ustad Zakir Hussain, playing the tabla with much effervescence. Tabla player Aditya Kalyanpur says that he is glad to see the instrument making inroads into the global music scene as an important percussion one. View More..

Shahid is paternal figure to me: Ishaan Khatter

    Updated On : Jan 29,2018   6:36 pm
Mumbai, Jan 29 (IANS) Budding actor Ishaan Khatter says his brother and Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor is an inspiring father figure to him. View More..

Ravi Shankar, Rahman amazing musicians: Austrian composer

    Updated On : Jan 29,2018   5:04 pm
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The talent of Indian music legends like sitar maestro Ravi Shankar and composer A.R. Rahman must be known the world over, says Austrian musician, composer, producer and DJ Parov Stelar, who is set to perform in India for the first time next month. View More..

Priyanka Chopra to attend Pre-Grammy Gala

    Updated On : Jan 25,2018   1:14 pm
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) After making a brief appearance in the clips during Oscar nominations, Indian actress Priyanka Chopra will be joining the Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons. View More..

Spotlight on traditional fashion, food, music at Assam fest

    Updated On : Jan 20,2018   2:44 am
Guwahati, Jan 20 (IANS) From artistes like veteran singer Arun Das performing in Assamese to food stalls serving local cuisine, and models sashaying down the ramp in their traditional wear -- Mekhela chador, the opening day of Rongali Festival was all about celebration of Assam's culture. View More..

Was always confident about becoming singer: Benny

    Updated On : Jan 17,2018   6:56 am
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Benny Dayal, known for hit tracks like "Badtameez dil" and "Let's nacho", says he was confident about becoming a singer. View More..