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

Mani Ratnam's next to roll from January 2018

    Updated On : Sep 16,2017   11:22 am
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Mani Ratnam's upcoming yet untitled Tamil multi-starrer -- featuring Arvind Swami, Vijay Sethupathi, Simbu and Fahadh Faasil -- will go on the floors from January next year, it was announced on Saturday. View More..

Four heroes in Mani Ratnam's next film

    Updated On : Sep 11,2017   2:10 pm
Chennai, Sep 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Mani Ratnam's next yet-untitled multilingual project will have four male protagonists, a source close to the "Roja" director said. View More..

Event industry has equal proportion of women, men: EEMA chief

    Updated On : Sep 10,2017   1:40 pm
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Event industry is possibly the only industry where the proportion of men and women is equal, says Sabbas Joseph, President, Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA). View More..

Fans complain, but come back to my concerts, says Rahman

    Updated On : Sep 09,2017   11:06 pm
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Grammy and Oscar winning Indian musician A.R. Rahman says his fans often complain about the language he chooses for his performances, but they always come back and attend his shows. View More..

Rahman-led Sufi concert to be held in Delhi

    Updated On : Sep 09,2017   10:16 pm
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman will headline The Sufi Route, a concert for peace, that will take place here on November 18. View More..

I've grown as I take criticism positively: A.R. Rahman (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Sep 09,2017   1:10 pm
Mumbai, Sep 9 (IANS) Dealing with criticism is a part of any artist's journey and that is no exception even in the life of Grammy and Oscar winning Indian musician A.R. Rahman. The "Mozart of Madras" says building on constructive criticism has been one of the important parts of his musical journey and that has helped him to improve and sustain over the years. View More..

It's not my India: Rahman on Gauri Lankesh's killing

    Updated On : Sep 08,2017   1:36 pm
Mumbai, Sep 8 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman, known for his powerful rendition of "Vande Mataram" and "Maa tujhe salaam", says if incidents like journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh's murder keep happening, it's not his India. View More..

Not right time to make biopic on Rahman, says Imtiaz Ali

    Updated On : Sep 08,2017   12:24 pm
Mumbai, Sep 8 (IANS) Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, who has worked with A.R. Rahman for films like "Rockstar", "Highway" and "Tamasha", says the Oscar winning composer's life is worth a biopic, but feels it can wait. View More..

Jonita Gandhi happy to feature in Rahman's 'One Heart'

    Updated On : Sep 07,2017   9:36 pm
Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) Singer Jonita Gandhi, whose first solo Bollywood song "Kahaan hoon main" was composed by A.R. Rahman, is joyous about featuring in "One Heart: The AR Rahman Concert Film" which is built around the Oscar winner's North America Intimate Tour (NAIT) series. View More..

'Beyond The Clouds' to have world premiere in London

    Updated On : Sep 01,2017   3:02 pm
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi's India-set project "Beyond The Clouds" will have a world premiere at the forthcoming 61st BFI London Film Festival. View More..

Magic portion in 'Mersal' will be astonishing: Gogo Requiem

    Updated On : Aug 29,2017   2:18 pm
Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) Actor Vijay will be seen playing a magician as part of the triple role he plays in upcoming Tamil action-drama "Mersal". The magic portion in the film will be astonishing, says popular magician Gogo Requiem. View More..

Chiranjeevi's next film titled 'Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy'

    Updated On : Aug 22,2017   1:36 pm
Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Megastar Chiranjeevi's upcoming Telugu film has been titled "Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy", it was announced on Tuesday on the occasion of his birthday. View More..

Vijay asks fans to ignore negativity

    Updated On : Aug 21,2017   10:46 am
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) Tamil superstar Vijay, who is busy shooting for upcoming film "Mersal", has asked his fans to flush negativity out of their lives. View More..

Italian actress in Indian music video wants to break cultural barriers

    Updated On : Aug 17,2017   2:20 pm
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Italian actress Madalina Bellariu Ion has worked in the American TV show "The Young Pope" with actor Jude Law, featured in Hindi film "Dobaara: See Your Evil" and can now be seen in musician Arko Pravo Mukherjee's music video "Aainda". View More..

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..