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

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..

Indians should not lose their spiritual roots: Nepali singer

    Updated On : Mar 25,2017   12:44 pm
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Nepali singer Ani Choying Dolma, who has worked with Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman and is collaborating with music director Shantanu Moitra, feels that India has a rich spiritual culture and it should not lose its roots. View More..

Mani Ratnam extends gratitude to Indian armed forces via 'Kaatru...'

    Updated On : Mar 20,2017   5:00 pm
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Mani Ratnam on Monday said he would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the Indian armed forces through his forthcoming Tamil romantic drama "Kaatru Veliyidai". View More..

Every film with Rahman is special journey: Mani Ratnam

    Updated On : Mar 20,2017   3:22 pm
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam on Monday said every collaboration with double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman is a special journey. View More..

Mani Ratnam a brother, mentor rolled into one: A.R. Rahman

    Updated On : Mar 17,2017   2:18 pm
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) Double Oscar-winning composer A.R Rahman, who shares a 25-year-long relationship with filmmaker Mani Ratnam, says he sees the "Roja" director as a brother and mentor rolled into one. View More..

Mani Ratnam's 'Kaatru Veliyidai' cleared with U certificate

    Updated On : Mar 17,2017   12:46 pm
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Mani Ratnam's forthcoming Tamil romantic drama "Kaatru Veliyidai" has been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) with U certificate, and without cuts, the makers announced on Friday. View More..

Zee network bags satellite rights of '2.o'

    Updated On : Mar 13,2017   5:48 pm
Chennai, March 13 (IANS) Zee Network has bagged the satellite rights of superstar Rajinikanth's magnum opus "2.o", which is being made in three languages, the makers announced on Monday. View More..

Rapper Sofia Ashraf excited about Tamil, Malayalam films

    Updated On : Mar 09,2017   4:34 pm
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) Rapper Sofia Ashraf says she is more excited about working in the Tamil and Malayalam film industries than in Bollywood. View More..

Goutam Ghose's shoot for Majid Majidi's film 'almost finished'

    Updated On : Mar 07,2017   11:52 am
Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker and actor Goutam Ghose has almost wrapped up shooting for Iranian director Majid Majidi's India-set movie "Beyond the Clouds". View More..

Media overplays importance of awards won overseas: Zakir Hussain

    Updated On : Mar 03,2017   11:54 am
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The media overplays the importance of awards that are won overseas by Indian artistes vis-a-vis honours received at home, says tabla maestro Zakir Hussain, who has made a niche for himself both in India and globally. View More..

Heeba Shah to star in Majid Majidi's new film

    Updated On : Mar 01,2017   1:56 pm
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Actress Heeba Shah has been roped in to essay a small role in Iranian film director Majid Majidi's India-set movie "Beyond the Clouds". View More..

Motherhood teaches you priorities in life: Farah Khan (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Feb 20,2017   6:14 pm
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Filmmaker and choreographer Farah Khan, who has triplets with husband Shirish Kunder, says becoming a mother has taught her priorities in her life. View More..

A.R. Rahman to perform in UAE after 7 years

    Updated On : Feb 15,2017   2:44 pm
Kochi, Feb 15 (IANS) Oscar winner A.R. Rahman will stage a live concert in UAE on March 17 after a gap of seven years. View More..

Amy Jackson to resume shoot for '2.o'

    Updated On : Feb 13,2017   1:26 pm
Chennai, Feb 13 (IANS) Actress Amy Jackson on Monday said she is set to rejoin the shoot of superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil science-fiction action-thriller "2.o", a sequel to 2010 Tamil blockbuster "Enthiran". View More..