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Name- Allah-Rakha Rahman (Birth Name- A. S. Dileep Kumar)

DOB- 6 January 1967

Known as- Singer, Songwriter, composer, record producer, music director, arranger, conductor

Father- R.K. Shekhar

Mother- Kareema Beegum



About A.R.Rahman-


AR Rahman was born on January 6, 1967 at Madras, India. He belong a rich Tamil family. His birth name was A.S. Dileep Kumar. Rahman’s father was R.K. Shekhar. R.K. Sekhar was also a composer and a conductor for Malayalam and Tamil songs. Rahman used to visit the studios with his father and that perhaps imbibed the music in him from very early on. At the age of 4 he started learning the piano. At the age of 9, he lost his father. Now there was no source of income. Now they rented out the musical equipment of his father to earn money. After a series of family crises, Rahman converted to Islam, His mother's family's religion and since then he has been known as A R Rahman. He started accompanying accomplished musicians such as, Zakir Hussain, L. Shankar, and others on world tours during his early teenage years. And he earned a degree in western classical music from Trinity School of Music.


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Rahmancomposed jingles for a line of watches introduced by Allwyn in 1987 when he was still known as Dileep. Rahman was approached by director Mani Ratnam to compose the score and soundtrack for his Tamil film, Roja In 1992. Rahman's film career began in 1992 when he started Panchathan Record Inn, a recording and mixing studio in his backyard. Rahman received the Rajat Kamal (Silver Lotus) award for best music director at the National Film Awards for Roja in 1992. Rahman went on to compose several great hits for Tamil-language films before composing the score and songs for his first Hindi-language film, Rangeela (1995). The enormous success of his first Hindi venture was followed by the chart-topping soundtrack albums of films such as Bombay (1995) , Dil Se.. (1998), Taal (1999), Zubeidaa (2001), and Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001), which was nominated for best foreign-language film at the 2002 Academy Awards.

Rahman is married to Saira Banu, They has three children: Khatija, Rahima and Ameen. Ameen has sung "NaNa" from Couples Retreat, Khatija has sung "Pudhiya Manidha" from Enthiran. Rahman converted to Islam (the religion of his mother's family) from Hinduism in 1989.  A four-time National Film Award winner and recipient of six Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, he has fifteen Filmfare Awards and 13 Filmfare Awards south for his music. In 2009, for his Slumdog Millionaire score, Rahman won the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score. Rahman was awarded an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music during a concert paying tribute to his music featuring an international cast of students on 24 October 2014.


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