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

Dream realised by working with Rahman: Sridevi

    Updated On : Jun 22,2017   11:20 pm
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sridevi on Thursday said her dream to work with double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman was finally realised with her coming Hindi suspense drama "Mom". View More..

A.R. Rahman prays for London fire victims

    Updated On : Jun 18,2017   2:02 pm
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman on Sunday offered prayers to the families of the victims of the fire that engulfed the Grenfell Tower in London. View More..

Madhavan, Samantha win at Filmfare Awards South

    Updated On : Jun 18,2017   11:40 am
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) R. Madhavan won the Best Actor for Tamil sports drama "Irudhi Suttru" while Samantha Ruth Prabhu bagged the Best Actress trophy for her role in Telugu romantic drama "A...Aa" for 2016 at a star-studded 64th Filmfare Awards southern edition. View More..

'Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow' tour all about memories: A.R. Rahman

    Updated On : Jun 16,2017   1:04 pm
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman says his 'Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow' tour which will mark 25 years of his journey in the music industry, is all about memories he has collected over the years. View More..

Saif to co-host IIFA 1017 with Karan Johar

    Updated On : Jun 14,2017   9:36 pm
Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan will join the inimitable Karan Johar to host the 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards in New York next month. He says they have surprises in store. View More..

Looking forward to perform in London: A.R. Rahman

    Updated On : Jun 09,2017   12:48 am
Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman says he is looking forward to regale music lovers with his July 8 concert in London, which has been hit by two terror attacks. View More..

Poet-diplomat's Earth Anthem enlivened by maestro L. Subramaniam, Kavita Krishnamurthy

    Updated On : Jun 06,2017   6:58 pm
Brasilia, June 6 (IANS) An Earth Anthem penned by poet-diplomat Abhay K., put to music by maestro L. Subramaniam and sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy, was launched in Brasilia on World Environment Day. View More..

I'm totally a director's actor: Sridevi

    Updated On : Jun 03,2017   5:18 pm
Mumbai, June 3 (IANS) Veteran actress Sridevi, who is gearing up for her forthcoming film "Mom", says that she is totally a director's actor. View More..

Karan Johar to host IIFA 2017

    Updated On : Jun 01,2017   11:14 pm
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, whose directorial "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" is the front runner in the nomination pack of the 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, will host the gala night in New York in July, it was announced here on Thursday. View More..

Rahman's son makes Hindi singing debut

    Updated On : May 30,2017   6:06 pm
Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman's son A.R. Ameen made his singing debut in Hindi with "Sachin: A Billion Dreams". View More..

Rahman congratulates Aamir for success of 'Dangal' in China

    Updated On : May 27,2017   12:04 pm
Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman on Saturday extended his wishes to actor Aamir Khan for the success of his film "Dangal" in China. View More..

'Sachin: A Billion Dreams': Informative, inspirational (IANS Review, Rating: ***)

    Updated On : May 26,2017   12:20 pm
Film: "Sachin: A Billion Dreams"; Director: James Erskine; Cast: Sachin Tendulkar, Anjali Tendulkar, Ajit Tendulkar, Sara Tendulkar, Mayuresh Pem, Mayur More; Rating: *** View More..

Want to give my kids freedom to be what they want: Sachin Tendulkar

    Updated On : May 25,2017   2:20 pm
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar says through his documentary drama "Sachin: A Billion Dreams", he wants to share a very pertinent message that his parents taught him -- of giving children the freedom to pursue their dreams. View More..

Rahman records end credit song for 'Viceroy's House' with Shreya

    Updated On : May 25,2017   12:00 pm
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Oscar-winning music composer A.R. Rahman is recording the end credits song for the Hindi version of the Gurinder Chadha's "Viceroy's House". View More..

Don't like stereotyping others: Shruti Haasan

    Updated On : May 21,2017   12:34 pm
Chennai, May 21 (IANS) Actress Shruti Haasan, who is gearing up to play a fierce warrior in filmmaker Sundar C's upcoming trilingual historic drama "Sanghamitra", says she doesn't like to stereotype people based on their work. View More..

Rahman, Shruti Haasan thrilled about Cannes debut

    Updated On : May 19,2017   12:24 pm
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman and actress Shruti Haasan are thrilled to have made their maiden appearance at the 70th edition of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. View More..

'Sanghamitra' first look poster launched at Cannes

    Updated On : May 18,2017   11:22 pm
Cannes, May 18 (IANS) The first look poster of Shruti Haasan, Jayam Ravi and Arya starrer upcoming trilingual historic drama "Sanghamitra" was launched here on Thursday at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival. View More..

Ranveer Singh wowed by 'Baahubali 2' (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : May 16,2017   11:40 am
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh has been swept over by India's biggest motion picture "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion". View More..

A.R. Rahman to attend Cannes film fest for 'Sangamithra'

    Updated On : May 12,2017   11:54 pm
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman will walk the red carpet at the 70th Cannes Film Festival with the lead cast, director and producers of trilingual magnum opus "Sangamithra". View More..

Honoured that current generation still singing my songs: Rahman (TV Snippets)

    Updated On : May 11,2017   6:18 pm
Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman, who has been a part of the music industry for over 25 years, feels honoured that people of todays generation still sing his tracks. View More..