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 took around 1,000 auditions for '99 Songs'

    Updated On : Oct 18,2017   6:56 pm
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Oscar winning music director A.R. Rahman, who has written and co-produced "99 Songs", says the lead couple of the film were chosen from around 1,000 auditions and the upcoming movie will have 10 to 12 tracks. View More..

World premiere of 'Beyond The Clouds' at BFI London Film Festival

    Updated On : Oct 12,2017   11:46 am
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Iranian auteur Majid Majidi's India-set project "Beyond The Clouds" will have its world premiere at the ongoing BFI London Film Festival. View More..

Showbiz pays on basis of stardom, not gender: Aamir

    Updated On : Oct 11,2017   10:04 pm
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan, rated among the highest paid actors in Bollywood, feels that artistes in the entertainment industry are paid on the basis of their fan following and not gender. View More..

Apple joins hands with Rahman to set up 2 music labs in India

    Updated On : Oct 11,2017   10:54 am
Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) Apple Music on Wednesday said it will set up two Mac Labs at the A.R. Rahman-founded KM Music Conservatories (KMMC) based in Chennai and the upcoming campus in Mumbai. View More..

Malaysian DJ remixes A.R Rahman's track

    Updated On : Oct 09,2017   5:36 pm
Mumbai, Oct 9 (IANS) Malaysian DJ MasterMind has remixed the popular track "Aalaporan Thamizhan", composed by music maestro A.R. Rahman. View More..

Rahman gets on Modi bandwagon, unveils track on demonetisation (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Oct 06,2017   1:24 pm
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman on Friday unveiled a 19-minute music piece titled "The flying lotus", based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi government's move to demonetise high value currency notes. But he says he's "not making a judgment" with the piece. View More..

A.R. Rahman feels music enters the heart 'without any disclaimer' (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Oct 01,2017   3:06 pm
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman feels that music has the quality of entering the heart without any disclaimer, and that is why he feels blessed to be a musician. View More..

Grammy-winning producer wants US radio stations to embrace international artistes

    Updated On : Sep 30,2017   11:02 am
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning producer John Shanks, who has worked with popular artistes like Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Bon Jovi and Santana, says he would like American radio stations to play tracks by international artistes as it would be refreshing. View More..

Rahman set for multi-city tour to celebrate 25 years in music

    Updated On : Sep 29,2017   2:42 pm
Mumbai, Sep 29 (IANS) A.R. Rahman ENCORE - The Concert, in association with MTV, will celebrate icon A.R Rahmans 25 years in music. View More..

'Mersal' teaser clocks over 20 million views

    Updated On : Sep 27,2017   11:00 am
Chennai, Sep 27 (IANS) The teaser of Tamil superstar Vijay's upcoming film "Mersal", which is gearing for release this Diwali, has clocked over 20 million views in just five days to become the fastest Indian film to achieve this rare feat. View More..

Disha Patani may play lead in 'Sangamithra'

    Updated On : Sep 24,2017   1:30 pm
Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) Actress Disha Patani is likely to play the lead in upcoming Tamil historic drama "Sangamithra", according to a source from the film unit. View More..

'Mersal' teaser clocks over 10mn views in 24 hours

    Updated On : Sep 23,2017   10:22 am
Chennai, Sep 23 (IANS) The teaser of Tamil superstar Vijay's upcoming Tamil action-drama "Mersal", which features the actor in a triple role, has clocked over 10 million views in just 24 hours, its makers have announced. View More..

Mani Ratnam's next to roll from January 2018

    Updated On : Sep 16,2017   11:22 am
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Mani Ratnam's upcoming yet untitled Tamil multi-starrer -- featuring Arvind Swami, Vijay Sethupathi, Simbu and Fahadh Faasil -- will go on the floors from January next year, it was announced on Saturday. View More..

Four heroes in Mani Ratnam's next film

    Updated On : Sep 11,2017   2:10 pm
Chennai, Sep 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Mani Ratnam's next yet-untitled multilingual project will have four male protagonists, a source close to the "Roja" director said. View More..

Event industry has equal proportion of women, men: EEMA chief

    Updated On : Sep 10,2017   1:40 pm
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Event industry is possibly the only industry where the proportion of men and women is equal, says Sabbas Joseph, President, Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA). View More..

Fans complain, but come back to my concerts, says Rahman

    Updated On : Sep 09,2017   11:06 pm
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Grammy and Oscar winning Indian musician A.R. Rahman says his fans often complain about the language he chooses for his performances, but they always come back and attend his shows. View More..

Rahman-led Sufi concert to be held in Delhi

    Updated On : Sep 09,2017   10:16 pm
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman will headline The Sufi Route, a concert for peace, that will take place here on November 18. View More..

I've grown as I take criticism positively: A.R. Rahman (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Sep 09,2017   1:10 pm
Mumbai, Sep 9 (IANS) Dealing with criticism is a part of any artist's journey and that is no exception even in the life of Grammy and Oscar winning Indian musician A.R. Rahman. The "Mozart of Madras" says building on constructive criticism has been one of the important parts of his musical journey and that has helped him to improve and sustain over the years. View More..

It's not my India: Rahman on Gauri Lankesh's killing

    Updated On : Sep 08,2017   1:36 pm
Mumbai, Sep 8 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman, known for his powerful rendition of "Vande Mataram" and "Maa tujhe salaam", says if incidents like journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh's murder keep happening, it's not his India. View More..

Not right time to make biopic on Rahman, says Imtiaz Ali

    Updated On : Sep 08,2017   12:24 pm
Mumbai, Sep 8 (IANS) Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, who has worked with A.R. Rahman for films like "Rockstar", "Highway" and "Tamasha", says the Oscar winning composer's life is worth a biopic, but feels it can wait. View More..