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

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..

The world needs to be told about Sikkim: A.R. Rahman (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Jan 10,2018   12:04 pm
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman, who has been named as the first brand ambassador of Sikkim, hopes India becomes more inclusive towards the "fascinating" Northeast, which he feels is a treasure waiting to be explored. View More..

A.R. Rahman honoured to be face of Sikkim

    Updated On : Jan 08,2018   7:28 pm
Gangtok, Jan 8 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman on Monday was officially announced the first brand ambassador of Sikkim. He said he is honoured to be the face of a state which is not just visually but also culturally beautiful. View More..

Celebrities wish 'love, magic' for Rahman on his 51st birthday

    Updated On : Jan 06,2018   2:48 pm
Mumbai, Jan 6 (IANS) On the occasion of his 51st birthday, celebrities wished Oscar and Grammy-winning composer A.R. Rahman immense love and best of health. View More..

Shalmali wants to be 'better prepared' before working with Rahman

    Updated On : Jan 06,2018   2:18 pm
Mumbai, Jan 6 (IANS) Singer Shalmali Kholgade says she wants to prepare herself as a good and worthy musician before working with Oscar and Grammy-winning composer A.R. Rahman. View More..

Rahman to pay tribute to his homeland, Tamil Nadu

    Updated On : Dec 28,2017   7:14 pm
Chennai, Dec 28 (IANS) Oscar and Grammy-winning composer A.R. Rahman will perform in his homeland Tamil Nadu next month. He says the people of Tamil Nadu are always special and performing before them in his 25th year in the industry is a privilege. View More..

Anushka, Virat Kohli hold second, star-studded reception in Mumbai

    Updated On : Dec 27,2017   1:00 am
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) After hosting their first reception in Delhi, high-profile couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma hosted their second reception attended by stars from both the sporting world and the film world here on Tuesday. View More..

Anushka, Virat Kohli hold second, star-studded reception in Mumbai

    Updated On : Dec 26,2017   11:42 pm
Mumbai, Dec 26 (IANS) After hosting their first reception in Delhi, high-profile couple Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma hosted their second reception attended by stars from both the sporting world and the film world here on Tuesday. View More..

A.R. Rahman's concert a hit with Delhi crowd

    Updated On : Dec 23,2017   11:38 pm
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Music maestro and Oscar winning musician A.R. Rahman marked his 25th anniversary in the entertainment industry by setting the stage on fire with his high octane tracks including the classic number "Muqabla" here at his Encore concert on Saturday. View More..

Manisha, Lisa Ray to star in Rahman's '99 Songs'

    Updated On : Dec 21,2017   1:22 pm
Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) Actresses Manisha Koirala and Lisa Ray will be seen in Grammy and Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahmans upcoming film "99 Songs". View More..

Music was secondary in most recent movie scripts offered to me: Rahman

    Updated On : Dec 19,2017   1:18 pm
Mumbai, Dec 19 (IANS) Grammy and Oscar winning composer A.R Rahman says that in the last few years, he had not been offered many musical scripts where he could project his magic. He says his upcoming film "99 Songs" will be the answer to several questions. View More..

Rahmaniacs encore with musical nostalgia

    Updated On : Dec 18,2017   2:08 am
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) The traffic police, fire bridge and security department of Mumbai were on toes on Sunday to put citizens safe during a special music concert of music composer A.R. Rahman. View More..

Rajinikanth to felicitate Rahman in Delhi

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   5:06 pm
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman, who is currently on a multi-city India tour, will be felicitated by megastar Rajinikanth here. View More..

Meet Nizami Bandhu, the 'Rockstar Qawwali' singers

    Updated On : Dec 11,2017   12:34 pm
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) It is 8 pm on a chilly Thursday and the winter wind is howling outside. Yet there is hardly any space for latecomers on the cold marble floors inside the Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah, where the stage is set for the Nizami Bandhu to render their soulful melodies. View More..

Ishaan Khatter wins Best Actor award at Turkish film fest

    Updated On : Nov 27,2017   2:04 pm
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Ishaan Khatter was named the Best Actor for his debut film "Beyond The Clouds" at the International Bosphorus Film Festival in Turkey. The actor dedicated the accolade to his mother and actress Neelima Azeem and Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi. View More..

Films, albums have revived interest in classical music: Sangari

    Updated On : Nov 26,2017   1:28 pm
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Indian films, in the past few years, have not just redefined how the youth understands Sufi music but have also played a crucial part in helping them redevelop an ear for classical music, says vocalist Dhruv Sangari. View More..

Kapil Sharma wishes to sing for A.R. Rahman

    Updated On : Nov 26,2017   11:42 am
Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) Comedian-actor Kapil Sharma loves to sing and wishes to work with Oscar-winning music director A.R. Rahman in the near future. View More..

India has brilliant talent, but they get no chance: Majidi

    Updated On : Nov 21,2017   5:50 pm
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) India's film industry should ensure that the country's young talent is not stifled, renowned Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi said here on Tuesday. View More..

Majidi and I belong to elite society, says Rahman

    Updated On : Nov 21,2017   7:32 am
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman says he and Iranian auteur Majid Majidi belong to an elite society as they both have got fatwas. View More..