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

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..

Initially the Sachin anthem song was a rap: A.R. Rahman

    Updated On : May 10,2017   3:30 am
Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) Composer A.R. Rahman, who has given the music for the upcoming film "Sachin: A Billion Dreams", on Tuesday said that initially the anthem song in the movie was a rap with the chants that supporters used to make during the matches on the field. View More..

I choose projects that leave me sleepless: A.R. Rahman (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : May 07,2017   10:38 am
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman says whether a project comes from Bollywood, Hollywood or from any part of the world, it catches his interest as long as passionate people are involved in it and it leaves him sleepless about giving it his best shot. View More..

Diljit Dosanjh to perform at IIFA Rocks

    Updated On : May 06,2017   12:20 am
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Punjabi singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh will take the stage at the IIFA Rocks event, which will be a prelude to the star-studded award ceremony of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) festival to be held in New York in July. He is excited about his gig. View More..

Shashaa feels great to be Shraddha's voice

    Updated On : Apr 21,2017   4:36 pm
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) It wasn't long ago when the audience saw Shraddha Kapoor grooving to "The humma song", sung by Shashaa Tirupati. Now the actress is back with the same voice for the upcoming film "Half Girlfriend", and the singer feels great if people like to hear her as Shraddha's voice. View More..

'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' is not just about cricket: Sachin

    Updated On : Apr 14,2017   4:10 am
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday said the upcoming movie "Sachin: A Billion Dreams" is not just about cricket. View More..

Will make 'Taal 2' only with better subject, says Subhash Ghai

    Updated On : Apr 10,2017   12:02 pm
Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Subhash Ghai says he will not make a second part of his popular 1999 film "Taal" until he gets a subject better than that of the original entertainer. View More..

'Kaatru Veliyidai': Visual and emotional treat (Review)

    Updated On : Apr 08,2017   6:08 pm
Film: "Kaatru Veliyidai"; Language: Tamil; Director: Mani Ratnam; Cast: Karthi, Aditi Rao Hydari, Delhi Ganesh, RJ Balaji, Shraddha Srinath and Rukmini Vijay Kumar; Rating: ***1/2 View More..

'Kaatru Veliyidai': Beautiful, but messy love saga (IANS Review, Rating: **)

    Updated On : Apr 08,2017   1:40 pm
Film: "Kaatru Veliyidai"; Language: Tamil; Director: Mani Ratnam; Cast: Karthi, Aditi Rao Hydari, Delhi Ganesh, RJ Balaji, Shraddha Srinath and Rukmini Vijay Kumar; Rating: ** View More..

Shruti Haasan taking fighting lessons for 'Sanghamitra'

    Updated On : Apr 06,2017   1:56 pm
Chennai, April 6 (IANS) Actress Shruti Haasan has started taking fighting lessons for her role in filmmaker Sundar C's mega budget Tamil historic drama "Sanghamitra". View More..

VFX has altered storytelling, says Oscar winner

    Updated On : Mar 26,2017   3:28 pm
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The emergence and advancement of technology and visual effects (VFX) has transformed storytelling techniques, says Academy Award-winning VFX supervisor Scott E. Anderson, who has worked on films like "Hollow Man", "Point Break" and "The Shallows". View More..