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

I learn something new from Vishal-Gulzar duo: Sukhwinder Singh

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   5:40 pm
Mumbai, Dec 1 (IANS) Singer Sukhwinder Singh, who lent his voice for Vishwal Bhardwajs upcoming film "Rangoon" in which Gulzar penned all the songs, says that it is always a learning experience working with them. View More..

Collectables from ace musicians to be auctioned in Mumbai

    Updated On : Nov 25,2016   5:30 pm
Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) Collectables from ace musicians like A.R. Rahman, Shankar Mahadevan, Priyanka Chopra, A Sivamani, Euphoria, Parikrama, Purbayan Chatterjee, Raghu Dixit and Usha Uthup are up for bidding at the Hard Rock Cafe here on the occasion of the brand's 10th year anniversary. View More..

Four young filmmakers honoured at NFDC Film Bazaar

    Updated On : Nov 25,2016   5:10 pm
Panjim, Nov 25 (IANS) Four young filmmakers were recognised for their films at the recently concluded NFDC Film Bazaar here. View More..

Virtual Reality will help in musical experiments: Rahman

    Updated On : Nov 23,2016   9:16 pm
Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Legendary musician A.R. Rahman's 'Vande Mataram Live-in-VR' Experience premieres at NFDC Film Bazaar here on the third day of the film extravaganza and, according to him, the new technology will help in musical experiments. View More..

India's cultural heritage better portrayed through films: Naidu

    Updated On : Nov 21,2016   1:04 pm
Panjim, Nov 21 (IANS) Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu believes in the power of films as a medium, and says movies can portray India's culture and heritage well. View More..

Credit my career to A.R. Rahman: Benny Dayal

    Updated On : Nov 20,2016   4:28 pm
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Known for creating a string of hit songs like "Let's Nacho", "Badtameez Dil" and "Punjabi Wedding Song" singer Benny Dayal says he owes his flourishing career to India's music maestro A.R. Rahman. View More..

Coldplay-led Global Citizen Festival: High on glam, music, social cause

    Updated On : Nov 20,2016   2:56 pm
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) As many as 80,000 young 'global citizens' here witnessed the British band Coldplay's frontman Chris Martin singing "Vande Mataram" with India's music maestro A.R. Rahman at the Global Citizen Festival India, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi also encouraged youngsters to fight poverty. View More..

Modi addresses 80,000 young 'global citizens'

    Updated On : Nov 19,2016   10:10 pm
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) We can and we will build a Swachh Bharat -- free of all forms of filth -- within one generation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the 80,000 young attendees of Global Citizen Festival India here on Saturday via video conferencing. View More..

Global Citizen Festival India gets $3.37 bn commitments

    Updated On : Nov 19,2016   9:36 pm
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) The Global Citizen Festival India secured investment commitments worth $3.37 billion (Rs. 22,940 crores) which would benefit around 50 crore people, an official said here on Saturday. View More..

Sharing stage with Chris Martin dream come true: Ayushmann

    Updated On : Nov 19,2016   3:16 pm
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who is all set to host the Global Citizen Festival India here, says sharing the stage with British band Coldplay's frontman Chris Martin is a dream come true. View More..

Looking forward to sharing my thoughts at GCFI: Modi

    Updated On : Nov 19,2016   2:48 pm
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he is looking forward to sharing his thoughts at the Global Citizen Festival India (GCFI) here on Saturday. View More..

Priyanka Chopra excited for Global Citizen Festival India

    Updated On : Nov 19,2016   2:46 pm
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra says she is really excited for the Global Indian Festival India (GCFI), which will be held here on Saturday. View More..

Masaba designs select T-shirts for Global Citizen Festival

    Updated On : Nov 19,2016   12:16 pm
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Designer Masaba Gupta has created select T-shirts for the Global Citizen Festival, which will be held here on Saturday. View More..

Big B urges poverty eradication

    Updated On : Nov 19,2016   12:16 pm
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is gearing up for the Global Citizen Festival India (GCFI), has urged everyone to support poverty eradication. View More..

Sachin, Chris Martin meet school students

    Updated On : Nov 19,2016   12:36 am
Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and singer-songwriter Chris Martin, who arrived to attend the Global Citizen Festival Of India 2016, visited Shri Gadge Maharaja Vidyalay here on Friday and met its students. View More..

Leander Paes to promote gender equality at Global Citizen Festival India

    Updated On : Nov 18,2016   6:36 pm
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Indian tennis ace Leander Paes has joined the Global Citizen India movement to end extreme poverty in the country by 2030. He will be a guest speaker at the gala on Saturday. View More..

Over 75,000 attendees, stars who matter: GCF to be 'night to remember'

    Updated On : Nov 18,2016   6:08 pm
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) There's Coldplay, Jay Z, Demi Lovato and The Vamps from abroad; and Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, A.R. Rahman, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif and more from Indian filmdom to make the maiden edition of the Global Citizen Festival -- expected to be attended by a crowd of around 80,000 here on Saturday -- "a night to remember" with a cause at heart, say the organisers. View More..

Chris Martin parties with SRK, Rahman in Mumbai

    Updated On : Nov 18,2016   1:38 pm
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Coldplay frontman Chris Martin on Thursday night was in the company of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Oscar winner A.R. Rahman, designer Manish Malhotra and others from the Indian film industry, ahead of the debut edition of the Global Citizen Festival India (GCFI) here. View More..

Kamal Haasan, SRK invited for '2.o' first look launch

    Updated On : Nov 18,2016   12:54 pm
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Actors Kamal Haasan and Shah Rukh Khan have been invited to the first look launch of superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil science-fiction drama "2.o" here on Sunday, a source said. View More..

Chris Martin lands in India for Global Citizen Festival

    Updated On : Nov 16,2016   10:38 pm
Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Coldplay frontman Chris Martin arrived here on Wednesday, three days ahead of the debut edition of the Global Citizen Festival India (GCFI), where he is scheduled to perform with his world-famous British boy band. View More..