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

Coldplay gig in India to raise funds for orphans

    Updated On : Oct 17,2016   8:02 pm
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) British rock band Coldplay's maiden gig in India as part of the debut edition of the Global Citizen Festival here will raise funds for orphans across the country. View More..

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike want to work with A.R. Rahman

    Updated On : Oct 13,2016   6:58 pm
Mumbai, Oct 13 (IANS) They have performed in India several times, and now Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (DVLM) want to strengthen their ties with the country through collaborations. The Belgian DJ duo say they want to work with double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman. View More..

SRK, Sachin Tendulkar join Global Citizen Movement

    Updated On : Oct 12,2016   5:22 pm
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar have extended their support to Global Citizen Movement. They will making their presence at the debut India edition of the Global Citizen Festival here on November 19. View More..

Hollywood looking at Indian talent with keen eye: Irrfan Khan (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Oct 10,2016   12:46 pm
Singapore, Oct 10 (IANS) Be it Anupam Kher, Ali Fazal, Priyanka Chopra or Deepika Padukone, the common thread tying these Bollywood actors together are their global forays. Irrfan Khan, who has also worked with some of the biggest names abroad, says people from Hollywood are now on a constant lookout for Indian talent. View More..

Rahman completes composing nine songs for nephew's film

    Updated On : Oct 09,2016   1:44 pm
Chennai, Oct 9 (IANS) A.R. Rahman, who is busy with Tamil film projects such as Rajinikanth's "2.o" and Mani Ratnam's "Kaatru Veliyidai", has completed composing nine songs for an upcoming yet-untitled project featuring his nephew G.V. Prakash Kumar. View More..

A.R. Rahman might compose music for Vijay's next

    Updated On : Oct 05,2016   11:36 am
Chennai, Oct 5 (IANS) Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman, who is busy with multiple projectsi his kitty, is most likely to be roped in as the music composer of Tamil superstar Vijay's yet-untitled next project, a source said. View More..

Big B, Sachin Tendulkar wish Lata Mangeshkar on 87th birthday

    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   2:06 pm
Mumbai, Sep 28 (IANS) As melody queen Lata Mangeshkar turned 87 on Thursday, celebrities like Amitabh Bachhcan, Sachin Tendulkar and A.R. Rahman wished her good health and a long life. View More..

When Chris Martin calls Katrina 'Katrina Kaif Kapoor'

    Updated On : Sep 25,2016   6:20 pm
New York, Sep 25 (IANS) British rock band's lead vocalist and pianist Chris Martin accidentally referred to Indian actress Katrina Kaif as Katrina Kaif Kapoor, while addressing the audience at the Global Citizen Festival. View More..

A.R. Rahman in Hiroshima with band

    Updated On : Sep 18,2016   12:12 pm
Tokyo, Sep 18 (IANS) Oscar-winning music maestro A.R. Rahman is currently in the Japanese city of Hiroshima along with his band. View More..

Telecom war spills over to Twitter with SRK in centrestage

    Updated On : Sep 16,2016   5:50 pm
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Notwithstanding his 21.2 million followers on Twitter and countless fan clubs each with an account in the micro-blogging site, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has come in the line of fire in the ongoing telecom war following the entry of Reliance Jio. View More..

Ticket sales for Global Citizen Festival India 2016 to start on Thursday

    Updated On : Sep 14,2016   6:52 pm
Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) BookMyShow, an online entertainment ticketing brand, will begin the first phase of ticket sales for Global Citizen Festival India 2016, to be headlined by British rock band Coldplay, on Thursday. Limited early bird tickets will be priced at Rs 5000 each. View More..

Trying to hold one's own among young disturbing: Big B

    Updated On : Sep 13,2016   2:50 pm
Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has extended his support for the Global Citizen movement in India, says it was "a bit disturbing" for him to be part of the campaign with young stars like Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Farhan Akhtar. View More..

Big B, Aamir, Kareena to support Global Citizen Movement

    Updated On : Sep 13,2016   12:00 am
Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, and Farhan Akhtar said they would be part of social action platform and The Global Education and Leadership Foundation which was launched on Monday evening. View More..

Popularity of Indian music has gone up drastically: Siddharth Mahadevan (Interview)

    Updated On : Sep 10,2016   3:30 pm
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Siddharth Mahadevan feels Indian music is on a roll internationally. The son of popular musician Shankar Mahadevan is amazed with the popularity of Indian music around the world. View More..

Amy Jackson to shoot action sequences for '2.o'

    Updated On : Sep 04,2016   12:24 pm
Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) Actress Amy Jackson, who has rejoined the sets of superstar Rajinikanth's Tamil science-fiction action drama "2.o" after a brief hiatus, will be shooting for some action sequences from Monday here. View More..

Director Vikram Kumar ties the knot

    Updated On : Sep 04,2016   11:54 am
Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) Vikram Kumar, most popular for helming R. Madhavan-starrer "13 B" and Suriya's science-fiction thriller "24", tied the knot with Srinidhi here on Sunday. View More..

Difficult to sustain in this cut-throat industry: Hriday Gattani

    Updated On : Sep 03,2016   1:56 pm
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Singer Hriday Gattani, who made his debut with A.R. Rahman in "Lekar Hum Deewana Dil", says it is difficult for singers to sustain in the film industry. View More..

Mani Ratnam to shoot in Kashmir from month-end

    Updated On : Sep 03,2016   11:40 am
Chennai, Sep 3 (IANS) The next schedule of filmmaker Mani Ratnam's Tamil romantic drama "Kaatru Veliyidai", which stars Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari, will reportedly take place in Kashmir from the end of September. View More..

Armaan, Amaal honoured to judge music show (Lead, Correcting name in intro)

    Updated On : Aug 31,2016   7:14 pm
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) Singer Armaan Malik and his brother and composer Amaal Mallik feel honoured to judge a radio singing reality show titled "The Big Golden Awards". View More..

Armaan, Amaal honoured to judge music show

    Updated On : Aug 31,2016   6:38 pm
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) Singer Armaan Malik and his brother and composer Amaal Malik feel honoured to judge a radio singing reality show titled "The Big Golden Awards". View More..