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

Motherhood teaches you priorities in life: Farah Khan (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Feb 20,2017   6:14 pm
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Filmmaker and choreographer Farah Khan, who has triplets with husband Shirish Kunder, says becoming a mother has taught her priorities in her life. View More..

A.R. Rahman to perform in UAE after 7 years

    Updated On : Feb 15,2017   2:44 pm
Kochi, Feb 15 (IANS) Oscar winner A.R. Rahman will stage a live concert in UAE on March 17 after a gap of seven years. View More..

Amy Jackson to resume shoot for '2.o'

    Updated On : Feb 13,2017   1:26 pm
Chennai, Feb 13 (IANS) Actress Amy Jackson on Monday said she is set to rejoin the shoot of superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil science-fiction action-thriller "2.o", a sequel to 2010 Tamil blockbuster "Enthiran". View More..

Gurdas Maan's son's vision helped pen new song

    Updated On : Feb 12,2017   3:28 pm
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Punjabi singer-actor Gurdas Maan says it was his son Gurickk whose vision helped him to write the title track of his new album "Punjab". View More..

Poster of Majidi's India-set movie out in Berlin

    Updated On : Feb 09,2017   12:42 pm
Berlin, Feb 9 (IANS) The poster of acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi's next global project "Beyond The Clouds", set in India, will be revealed at the Berlin International Film Festival. View More..

Rahman keen to explore tie-ups between India, Canada

    Updated On : Feb 08,2017   12:52 pm
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Oscar winning music director A.R. Rahman, reportedly set to make his directorial debut along with a Toronto-based company, says he wants to look into artistic tie-ups between India and Canada. View More..

Arjun Kanungo idolises A.R. Rahman

    Updated On : Feb 03,2017   12:26 pm
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) "Baaki baatein peene baad" fame singer Arjun Kanungo says Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman is among the few idols he has in Bollywood. View More..

'Kaatru Veliyidai' first single oozes romance

    Updated On : Feb 02,2017   1:54 pm
Chennai, Feb 2 (IANS) If you're a hardcore romantic, the video of the first single of Mani Ratnam's upcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Kaatru Veliyidai" will teach you how to woo your lady love with a difference, and not be a cliche. View More..

Neeti Mohan to collaborate with UN for women empowerment

    Updated On : Feb 02,2017   11:18 am
Mumbai, Feb 2 (IANS) Indian singer Neeti Mohan's composition "Udne de" -- a tribute to all women and in support of gender equality -- will be part of an album for United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund project titled 'Music To Inspire - Artists UNited Against Human Trafficking". View More..

Vijay to romance three heroines in his next film

    Updated On : Feb 01,2017   11:48 am
Chennai, Feb 1 (IANS) Tamil superstar Vijay will romance Jyothika, Kajal Aggarwal and Samantha Ruth Prabhu in his next yet-untitled Tamil movie, which went on floors here on Wednesday. View More..

Mani Ratnam's 'Kaatru Veliyidai' slated for April 7 release

    Updated On : Jan 27,2017   11:46 am
Chennai, Jan 27 (IANS) The makers of Mani Ratnam's upcoming Tamil romantic drama "Kaatru Veliyidai" confirmed on Friday that the film will hit the screens worldwide in April. View More..

Excited to team up with Vijay again: Sathyan

    Updated On : Jan 26,2017   12:12 pm
Chennai, Jan 26 (IANS) Popular comedian Sathyan has landed an important role in Tamil superstar Vijay's yet-untitled next Tamil outing. He is excited to team up with the "Nanban" actor. View More..

Telugu title of Mani Ratnam's next is 'Cheliyaa'

    Updated On : Jan 26,2017   11:54 am
Chennai, Jan 26 (IANS) The title of the Telugu dubbed version of filmmaker Mani Ratnam's upcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Kaatru Veliyidai", earlier titled "Duet", has been renamed "Cheliyaa". View More..

DJ Shaan reworks Rahman's 'Jai ho'

    Updated On : Jan 25,2017   6:36 pm
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) DJ Shaan Singh has reworked A.R. Rahman's Oscar winning composition "Jai ho". The remixed version will be officially launched on Republic Day. View More..

89th Oscars: 'La La Land' lands 14 nominations, Rahman out of race (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jan 24,2017   8:48 pm
L0os Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Hollywood romantic musical comedy-drama film "La La Land" is nominated across 14 categories -- equalling a record previously set by "Titanic" and "All About Eve" -- for the 89th Academy Awards, it was announced here on Tuesday. Indian composer A.R. Rahman missed the race to the golden statuette, while Indian-origin British actor Dev Patel has one nomination for "Lion". View More..

'La La Land' bags 14 Oscar nominations

    Updated On : Jan 24,2017   8:18 pm
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Hollywood romantic musical comedy-drama film "La La Land" has picked up 14 Oscar nominations, it was announced here on Tuesday. "Lion", which is set in India and Australia, has received six nominations for the prestigious Academy Awards, which will be handed over to winners in a star-studded ceremony on February 26 here. View More..

A.R. Rahman misses nomination at 89th Academy Awards

    Updated On : Jan 24,2017   8:00 pm
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) India's Oscar-winning music maestro A.R. Rahman on Tuesday was out of the race for the 89th Academy Awards. His name did not feature as part of the final nomination list for the gala. View More..

A.R. Rahman misses nomination at 89th Academy Awards

    Updated On : Jan 24,2017   7:12 pm
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) India's Oscar-winning music maestro A.R. Rahman on Tuesday was out of the race for the 89th Academy Awards. His name did not feature as part of the final nomination list for the gala. View More..

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..