AR Rahman

Music Director ● Playback Singer ● Background Music


Allah-Rakha Rahman (born A. S. Dileep Kumar), is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist. A. R. Rahman's works are noted for integrating Eastern classical music with electronic music, world music and traditional orchestral arrangements. Among his awards are two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, four National Film Awards, fifteen Filmfare Awards and thirteen Filmfare Awards South. Rahman's body of work for film and stage has given him the nickname of "the Mozart of Madras", and Tamil commentators and fans call him Isai Puyal In 2009, Time included Rahman on its list of the world's most influential people.[5] The UK-based world-music magazine Songlines named him one of "Tomorrow's World Music Icons" in August 2011. S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and K. S. Chithra are the two Indian playback singers who recorded maximum number of filim songs in his composition. With an in-house studio (Panchathan Record Inn in Chennai) Rahman's film-scoring career began during the early 1990s with the Tamil film Roja. Working in India's film industries, international cinema and theatre, Rahman is one of the world's all-time best-selling recording artists. In a notable two-decade career, he has been acclaimed for redefining contemporary Indian film music and contributing to the success of several films. Rahman has become a notable humanitarian and philanthropist, donating and raising money for a number of causes and charities.

Born on: 6 January, 1967

Born in: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Nickname(s): Isai Puyal, ARR

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Trivia:
His extensive body of work for film and the stage earned him the nickname 'The Mozart of Madras' and several Tamil commentators and fans have coined him the nickname Isai Puyal (Music Storm).

In 2009, Time placed Rahman in its list of World's Most Influential People.

When he was nine, Rahman accidentally played a tune on piano during his father's recording for a film, which R. K. Shekhar later developed into a complete song.

His first soundtrack for Roja was listed in Time's '10 Best Soundtracks' of all time in 2005.
Master of Melody: AR Rahman
13 Mar 2014, by Filmfare.com