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

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..

Bollywood has lot to learn from southern cinema: Akshay Kumar

    Updated On : Oct 28,2017   2:48 am
Dubai, Oct 28 (IANS) National Award winning actor Akshay Kumar, who attended the grand audio launch of his debut Tamil film "2.0" here, said that the Hindi film industry has a lot to learn from southern cinema. View More..

'Mersal' music breaks crosses 100 mn streams

    Updated On : Oct 26,2017   7:14 pm
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The music of actor Vijay's controversial Tamil film "Mersal" has broken the record of reaching 100 million streams across platforms within a span of 10 days, according to Sony Music India. View More..

Not Tamil, it's an Indian film: Shankar on '2.0'

    Updated On : Oct 26,2017   5:42 pm
Dubai, Oct 26 (IANS) Filmmaker S. Shankar, here with the team of his 3D sci-fi entertainer "2.0" for a grand audio launch, says he wants it to be known as an Indian film instead of a Tamil project. View More..

'Mersal': Jai, Vijay (Tamil)

    Updated On : Oct 22,2017   12:42 pm
Film: "Mersal"; Language: Tamil; Director: Atlee; Cast: Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menen, Kajal Aggarwal, Sathyaraj; Rating:***(3 stars) View More..

Disha Patani replaces Shruti Haasan in 'Sangamithra'

    Updated On : Oct 21,2017   6:12 pm
Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) Actress Disha Patani has replaced Shruti Haasan as the lead in upcoming Tamil historic drama "Sangamithra". View More..

Rahman took around 1,000 auditions for '99 Songs'

    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   6:56 pm
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Oscar winning music director A.R. Rahman, who has written and co-produced "99 Songs", says the lead couple of the film were chosen from around 1,000 auditions and the upcoming movie will have 10 to 12 tracks. View More..

World premiere of 'Beyond The Clouds' at BFI London Film Festival

    Updated On : Oct 12,2017   11:46 am
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Iranian auteur Majid Majidi's India-set project "Beyond The Clouds" will have its world premiere at the ongoing BFI London Film Festival. View More..

Showbiz pays on basis of stardom, not gender: Aamir

    Updated On : Oct 11,2017   10:04 pm
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan, rated among the highest paid actors in Bollywood, feels that artistes in the entertainment industry are paid on the basis of their fan following and not gender. View More..