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

Alia, A.R. Rahman add 'star' power to channel's revamp

    Updated On : May 27,2018   8:56 pm
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt features in a new song while Oscar winner A.R. Rahman has composed a signature tune for channel Star Plus, which has taken on a fresh look and brand identity. View More..

National Film Awards marred by presentation row

    Updated On : May 03,2018   8:32 pm
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Controversy marred the 65th National Film Awards ceremony here on Thursday with several awardees protesting against the whittling down of the number of those to be honoured by the President to a select 11. View More..

I feel terribly disrespected: Shashaa on no National Award from President

    Updated On : May 03,2018   1:32 pm
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Singer Shashaa Tirupati is one of the National Film Award winners who will not be handed over the prestigious honour by President Ram Nath Kovind here on Thursday. She says she feels "terribly disrespected" and that the thrill is now gone. View More..

Some people have created a false face of Islam: Iranian director Majid Majidi (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   12:38 pm
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Islam is about friendship, kindness and peace, and far from roughness and terrorism that it has been lately associated it, avers Majid Majidi, the globally acclaimed Iranian director who once attempted to change the "false" perception of the religion with the film "Muhammad: The Messenger of God". But he realised that the path is full of thorns. View More..

'Beyond the Clouds': Visually appealing but lacks soul (IANS Review, Rating: ***)

    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   10:38 am
Film: "Beyond the Clouds"; Director: Majid Majidi; Cast: Ishaan Khatter, Malavika Mohanan, Goutam Ghose, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Dwani Rajesh; Rating: *** View More..

'Beyond The Clouds': Simply a masterpiece (Review)

    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   4:18 pm
Film: "Beyond The Clouds"; Director: Majid Majidi; Cast: Ishaan Khatter and Malavika Mohanan; Rating: ***** View More..

Regional cinema eclipses Bollywood at 65th National Film Awards (Roundup)

    Updated On : Apr 13,2018   3:42 pm
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Lakshwadweep to Ladakh -- the 65th National Film Award winners' list encompassed cinematic gems from the length and breadth of India, with an Assamese film "Village Rockstars" walking away with the Best Feature Film title after nearly three decades. View More..

Over 2,500 titles on offer at Vinyl Pop Up sale

    Updated On : Apr 12,2018   1:52 pm
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) The first Vinyl Pop Up, to be hosted here for music lovers later this month, will offer over 2500 titles, rare box sets and more on sale. View More..

Mahalakshmi wants albums for TV shows' songs

    Updated On : Apr 10,2018   5:12 pm
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Singer Mahalakshmi Iyer, who has sung for daily soaps by producer Ekta Kapoor and more, says it would be nice to have an album featuring songs of TV shows. View More..

A.R. Rahman is very kind, loving person: Majid Majidi

    Updated On : Apr 07,2018   3:16 pm
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Noted Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi, who worked with A.R. Rahman in his first Indian film "Beyond The Clouds", feels that the music maestro is a very "kind and loving person". View More..

'Beyond the Clouds' heads to Iran, Pakistan

    Updated On : Mar 30,2018   1:14 pm
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi's maiden India-set project "Beyond The Clouds", featuring Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor's younger brother Ishaan Khatter and Malavika Mohanan, will release in 34 territories, including Pakistan. View More..

Amitabh honoured to work with Chiranjeevi

    Updated On : Mar 30,2018   12:24 pm
Hyderabad, March 30 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is honoured to work with superstar Chiranjeevi for "Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy". View More..

'Ishaan, Malavika will take film industry by storm'

    Updated On : Mar 26,2018   11:16 am
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) The makers of "Beyond The Clouds" are confident that Ishaan Khatter and Malavika Mohanan, who are making their debut with the movie, will impress one and all with their heart-touching performance in the Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi's maiden India-set project. View More..

Rahman launches Irshad Kamil's INK Band music series

    Updated On : Mar 21,2018   3:38 pm
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Oscar winning A.R. Rahman, on the occasion of World Poetry Day on Wednesday, launched lyricist Irshad Kamil's INK Band music series, via which eight music videos consisting of the writer's non-film songs will be released. View More..

Sanjana Sanghi finalised for 'The Fault In Our Stars' remake

    Updated On : Mar 19,2018   10:56 am
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Sanjana Sanghi has been finalised to star opposite actor Sushant Singh Rajput in the Hindi adaptation of the 2014 hit Hollywood film "The Fault In Our Stars". View More..

'Jazbaa' singer collaborates with Rahman

    Updated On : Mar 13,2018   6:24 pm
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Vipin Aneja, who has sung songs for films like "Jazbaa" and "Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster", has teamed up with music maestro A.R. Rahman for an untitled Tamil film. View More..

Omi's 'Cheerleader' to get Indian version

    Updated On : Mar 10,2018   9:08 am
Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and actress-singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi's daughter Kaveri Kapur will produce a cover version of Jamaican singer Omi's hit song "Cheerleader". View More..

Rahman's music in 'The Fault In Our Stars' remake

    Updated On : Mar 08,2018   11:48 am
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) Oscar winner A.R. Rahman is excited to compose music for Fox Star Studios' Hindi adaptation of the 2014 hit Hollywood film "The Fault In Our Stars". View More..

A.R. Rahman is my inspiration: Ila Paliwal

    Updated On : Mar 07,2018   5:06 pm
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Classical singer Ila Paliwal says Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman is her inspiration, and she hopes to work with him again soon. View More..

'Nanak Shah Fakir' to release on April 13

    Updated On : Mar 01,2018   6:54 pm
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) "Nanak Shah Fakir", an inspirational film based on the life and work of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak, will ring in Baisakhi as it will release on April 13. View More..