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

A.R. Rahman in Hiroshima with band

    Updated On : Sep 18,2016   12:12 pm
Tokyo, Sep 18 (IANS) Oscar-winning music maestro A.R. Rahman is currently in the Japanese city of Hiroshima along with his band. View More..

Telecom war spills over to Twitter with SRK in centrestage

    Updated On : Sep 16,2016   5:50 pm
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Notwithstanding his 21.2 million followers on Twitter and countless fan clubs each with an account in the micro-blogging site, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has come in the line of fire in the ongoing telecom war following the entry of Reliance Jio. View More..

Ticket sales for Global Citizen Festival India 2016 to start on Thursday

    Updated On : Sep 14,2016   6:52 pm
Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) BookMyShow, an online entertainment ticketing brand, will begin the first phase of ticket sales for Global Citizen Festival India 2016, to be headlined by British rock band Coldplay, on Thursday. Limited early bird tickets will be priced at Rs 5000 each. View More..

Trying to hold one's own among young disturbing: Big B

    Updated On : Sep 13,2016   2:50 pm
Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has extended his support for the Global Citizen movement in India, says it was "a bit disturbing" for him to be part of the campaign with young stars like Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Farhan Akhtar. View More..

Big B, Aamir, Kareena to support Global Citizen Movement

    Updated On : Sep 13,2016   12:00 am
Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, and Farhan Akhtar said they would be part of social action platform and The Global Education and Leadership Foundation which was launched on Monday evening. View More..

Popularity of Indian music has gone up drastically: Siddharth Mahadevan (Interview)

    Updated On : Sep 10,2016   3:30 pm
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Siddharth Mahadevan feels Indian music is on a roll internationally. The son of popular musician Shankar Mahadevan is amazed with the popularity of Indian music around the world. View More..

Amy Jackson to shoot action sequences for '2.o'

    Updated On : Sep 04,2016   12:24 pm
Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) Actress Amy Jackson, who has rejoined the sets of superstar Rajinikanth's Tamil science-fiction action drama "2.o" after a brief hiatus, will be shooting for some action sequences from Monday here. View More..

Director Vikram Kumar ties the knot

    Updated On : Sep 04,2016   11:54 am
Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) Vikram Kumar, most popular for helming R. Madhavan-starrer "13 B" and Suriya's science-fiction thriller "24", tied the knot with Srinidhi here on Sunday. View More..

Difficult to sustain in this cut-throat industry: Hriday Gattani

    Updated On : Sep 03,2016   1:56 pm
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Singer Hriday Gattani, who made his debut with A.R. Rahman in "Lekar Hum Deewana Dil", says it is difficult for singers to sustain in the film industry. View More..

Mani Ratnam to shoot in Kashmir from month-end

    Updated On : Sep 03,2016   11:40 am
Chennai, Sep 3 (IANS) The next schedule of filmmaker Mani Ratnam's Tamil romantic drama "Kaatru Veliyidai", which stars Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari, will reportedly take place in Kashmir from the end of September. View More..

Armaan, Amaal honoured to judge music show (Lead, Correcting name in intro)

    Updated On : Aug 31,2016   7:14 pm
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) Singer Armaan Malik and his brother and composer Amaal Mallik feel honoured to judge a radio singing reality show titled "The Big Golden Awards". View More..

Armaan, Amaal honoured to judge music show

    Updated On : Aug 31,2016   6:38 pm
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) Singer Armaan Malik and his brother and composer Amaal Malik feel honoured to judge a radio singing reality show titled "The Big Golden Awards". View More..

I live every day like it's my last: Ranveer Singh (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Aug 30,2016   2:12 pm
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Energy, exuberance, effervescence and enthusiasm. Bollywood star Ranveer Singh has emerged synonymous with these adjectives, and he says it's the "Take it easy" policy that helps him to live each day as if it's his last. View More..

Director Vikram Kumar to marry on September 4

    Updated On : Aug 27,2016   11:50 am
Chennai, Aug 27 (IANS) Vikram Kumar, most popular for helming R. Madhavan-starrer "13 B" and Suriya's science-fiction thriller "24", will reportedly tie the knot with Srinidhi here on September 4. View More..

I want to become a better singer: A.R. Rahman

    Updated On : Aug 16,2016   2:50 pm
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) He has two Oscars, two Grammys and a host of other awards. But showing his characteristic humility, music maestro A.R. Rahman says he wants to become a better singer before he can cut an album of non-film music. View More..

Those who attack music in Islam's name are faith's enemies: Akbar

    Updated On : Aug 16,2016   2:16 pm
United Nations, Aug 16 (IANS) India's Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar has denounced those who attack music in the name of Islam as the enemies of the faith. View More..

Rahman's music at UN blends tradition, 21st century spectacle

    Updated On : Aug 16,2016   1:38 pm
United Nations, Aug 16 (IANS) Oscar winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman's music of universal harmony blending traditions, time, faiths and languages soared on Monday through the General Assembly chamber, a venue known more for cacophonous discord. View More..

'Mohenjo Daro': Magnum opus that leaves you wanting (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)

    Updated On : Aug 12,2016   4:08 pm
Film: "Mohenjo Daro"; Director: Ashutosh Gowariker; Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Pooja Hegde, Kabir Bedi, Arunoday Singh, Suhasini Mulay, Nitish Bharadwaj and Sharad Kelkar; Rating: ***1/2 View More..

UN stamp, A.R. Rahman concert to honour Subbulakshmi

    Updated On : Aug 12,2016   1:20 pm
United Nations, Aug 12 (IANS) The UN is honouring M.S. Subbulakshmi by issuing a stamp on Independence Day to mark the birth centenary of the "Queen of Music". View More..

Karthi goes clean-shaven for 'Kaatru Veliyidai'

    Updated On : Aug 12,2016   12:12 pm
Chennai, Aug 12 (IANS) Actor Karthi for most part of filmmaker Mani Ratnam's upcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Kaatru Veliyidai" will be seen sporting a clean-shaven look. He will also be seen sporting a stubble in some crucial scenes. View More..