Last Updated: 07 Jun, 2022 | Views: 275
Other Profession(s): Singer, Writer, Producer, Director, Composer
Higher Education: Degree in Western Classical Music
Net Worth: $80 Million
Birth Date, Sign & Religion Details
About A.R. Rahman
Allah Rakha Rahman is a songwriter, film composer, singer, and record producer who mostly works in Indian (especially Hindi and Tamil) and occasionally overseas movies. Rahman debuted by writing music for documentaries and commercials and jingles for Indian television broadcasters. Rahman began piano lessons at the age of four. He played the keyboard in the studio with his father.
In 1995, Rahman married Saira Banu. The couple has three children, Rahima, Khatija, and Ameen.
In 1992 – Rahman started his film career by opening Panchathan Record Inn, a recording and mixing studio in his backyard.
In 1995 – His brilliant soundtrack for the film "Muthu" gained him a Japanese following, and in the same year, Rahman debuted in the Bollywood film "Rangeela."
In 1997 – He worked on a non-film project and composed the song "Vande Mataram," which was released to celebrate India's 50th anniversary of independence.
In 2005 – Rahman established AM Studios in Kodambakkam, Chennai, to expand his Panchathan Record Inn studio and create Asia's most advanced studio.
In 2011 – He composed blockbuster hit soundtracks for the film "Rockstar."
Achievements and Awards
In 2006 – Rahman was named "Indian of the Year for Contribution to Popular Music" in the Limca Book of Records.
In 2010 – He was awarded India's third-highest civilian honor Padma Bhushan.
In 2011 – Rahman got BAFTA, Golden Globe, and two Academy Award nominations (Best Original Song and Best Original Music Score) for his brilliant work in the film "127 Hours."
Rahman won twice at the Academy Awards for his work on Slumdog Millionaire. He is the first Asian to win two awards in the same year.
Rahman's talent is renowned all over the world. A street in Markham, Ontario, Canada, was named after him in 2013.