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AR Rahman

  • Full Name:
    Allah Rakkha Rahman
  • Birthday:
    January 6, 1966
  • Sun sign:
    Capricorn
  • Birth place:
    Chennai
  • Nationality:
    Indian
  • Height:
    5.6

BIOGRAPHY

Working in several of India`s various language film industries, international cinema and theatre, Allah Rakkha Rahman has become one of the world’s top 10 all-time selling recording artists, in a career spanning over a decade. His much acclaimed music compositions have given him a huge global fan following, as he has sold more than one hundred million records of his film scores and soundtracks and over two hundred million cassettes worldwide. Rahman, who had to face tough times in his childhood, worked even harder to make it achieve what he has today. He was born to RK Shekhar, of Tamilian descent, who was a composer and conductor for Malayalam-language films in Keralite cinema. Rahman was 9 when his father died, and his family had to rent out the musical equipments as a source of income.His family converted to Islam from Christianity in the late 1970s. Rahman was also a student at PSBB for a short while before changing schools. During these early years, he became a keyboard player and an arranger in bands such as "Roots" with a childhood friend, and played the keyboard and piano, the synthesizer, the harmonium and the guitar.He began early training in music under Master Dhanraj. Rahman later played in the orchestra of MS Viswanathan and Ramesh Naidu, accompanied Zakir Hussain, Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan and L Shankar on world tours and obtained a scholarship to Trinity College of Music in London, where he graduated with a degree in Western classical music.He was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award (The Hilton Award) for Best New Musical of 2002, "Bombay Dreams," performed at the Apollo Theatre, West End, London, and on Broadway in New York City. AR Rahman’s work makes him one of the most appreciated and famous Indian record producers and musicians. His compositions led TIME Magazine to declare him the "Mozart of Madras" and several Tamil commentators have given him the title “Isai Puyal” (Musical Storm).On 11th January, 2009, Rahman created history as he became the first Indian to win a Golden Globe award. He won Best Original Score for Danny Boyle’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ at the 66th Golden Globe Awards.

Filmography

  • Filmography
  • As Music Director;
  • Roja - Tamil
  • Yodha - Malayalam
  • Pudhiya Mugam - Tamil
  • Gentleman - Tamil
  • Kizhakku Cheemayile - Tamil
  • Uzhavan - Tamil
  • Thiruda Thiruda - Tamil
  • Vandicholai Chinnaraasu - Tamil
  • Super Police - Telugu
  • Duet - Tamil
  • May Madham - Tamil
  • Kadhalan - Tamil
  • Pavithra - Tamil
  • Karuththamma - Tamil
  • Pudhiya Mannargal - Tamil
  • Manitha Manitha - Tamil
  • Gangmaster - Telugu
  • Bombay - Tamil
  • Indira - Tamil
  • Rangeela - Hindi
  • Muthu - Tamil
  • Love Birds - Tamil
  • Indian - Tamil
  • Kadhal Desam - Tamil
  • Fire - Hindi
  • Mr Romeo - Tamil
  • Anthimanthaarai - Tamil
  • Minsaara Kanavu - Tamil
  • Iruvar - Tamil
  • Daud: Fun On The Run - Hindi
  • Ratchagan - Tamil
  • Mona Lisa - Tamil
  • Vishwavidhaata - Hindi
  • Kabhi Na Kabhi - Hindi
  • Jeans - Tamil
  • Dil Se… - Hindi
  • Earth - Hindi
  • Doli Saja Ke Rakhna - Hindi
  • En Swasa Kaatre - Tamil
  • Padayappa - Tamil
  • Kadhalar Dhinam - Tamil
  • Taal - Hindi
  • Sangamam - Tamil
  • Jodi - Tamil
  • Takshak - Hindi
  • Mudhalvan - Tamil
  • Taj Mahal - Tamil
  • 2000 Pukar - Hindi
  • Alaipayuthey - Tamil
  • Kandukondain Kandukondain - Tamil
  • Fiza - Hindi
  • Rhythm - Tamil
  • Thenali - Tamil
  • Zubeidaa - Hindi
  • One 2 Ka 4 - Hindi
  • Nayak: The Real Hero - Hindi
  • Love You Hamesha - Hindi
  • Lagaan - Hindi
  • Star - Tamil
  • Parthale Paravasam - Tamil
  • Alli Arjuna - Tamil
  • Kannathil Muthamittal - Tamil
  • The Legend of Bhagat Singh - Hindi
  • Baba - Tamil
  • Kadhal Virus - Tamil
  • Saathiya - Hindi
  • Parasuram - Tamil
  • Boys - Tamil
  • Warriors of Heaven and Earth - Mandarin / Japanese
  • Enakku Unakku - Tamil
  • Kangalal Kaithu Sei - Tamil
  • Tehzeeb - Hindi
  • Udhaya - Tamil
  • Warriors of Heaven and Earth - English
  • Lakeer - Forbidden Lines - Hindi
  • Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities - Hindi
  • Aayitha Ezhuthu - Tamil
  • Yuva - Hindi
  • New - Tamil
  • Naani - Telugu
  • Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa - Hindi
  • Swades - Hindi
  • Kisna - The Warrior Poet - Hindi
  • Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero - Hindi
  • Mangal Pandey - The Rising - Hindi
  • Anbe Aaruyire - Tamil
  • Water - Hindi
  • Rang De Basanti - Hindi
  • Sillunu Oru Kaadhal - Tamil
  • Varalaru - Tamil
  • Guru - Hindi
  • Provoked - Hindi
  • Sajni - Kannada
  • Sivaji: The Boss - Tamil
  • Azhagiya Thamizh Magan - Tamil
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age English With Craig Armstrong
  • Jodhaa Akbar - Hindi
  • Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na - Hindi
  • ADA: A Way of Life - Hindi
  • Sakkarakatti - Tamil
  • Yuvvraaj - Hindi
  • Ghajini - Hindi
  • Slumdog Millionaire - English / Hindi
  • Dilli 6 - Hindi Music
  • Chennaiyil Oru Mazhaikalam - Tamil
  • Puli - Telugu
  • Blue - Hindi
  • Eight by Ten - Hindi
  • Ashokavanam - Tamil
  • Raavan - Hindi
  • Nairsan - English (Announced)
  • Sultan The Warrior - Tamil
  • Manavar Dhinam - Tamil
  • The 19th Step - English / Tamil / Japanese (Pre–production)
  • Endhiran - Tamil