A. R. Rahman – WiKi, Songs, Images, Awards, Biography

R. Rahman is an Indian Music Composer, Singer and Music Producer. In 2010, the Indian government awarded him the Padma Bhushan, the nation’s third-highest civilian award. Among Rahman’s awards are six National Film Awards, two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, fifteen Filmfare Awards and seventeen Filmfare Awards South.

R. Rahman initially composed scores for different documentaries and jingles for advertisements and Indian television channels. In 1987 Rahman, then still known as Dileep, composed jingles for a line of watches introduced by Allwyn. He also arranged the jingles for some advertisements that went on to become very popular, including the popular jingle for Titan Watches, in which he used the theme from Mozart’s Symphony no.25.

Qutub-E-Kripa an ensemble of young musicians of KM Music Conservatory, have been co-credited alongside A. R. Rahman for the background scores of films such as 24, O Kadhal Kanmani, Tamasha, OK Jaanu, Kaatru Veliyidai, Mom, Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, Sarkar and 2.0. They have also scored for the Netflix Show, Daughters of Destiny.

Full Name A. S. Dileep Kumar
Nick Name Allah Rakha Rahman, A. R. Rahman, Isai Puyal, The Mozart of Madras
Profession Music Composer, Singer, Music Producer, Musician
DOB 6 January 1967
Age 54 (as in 2021)
Birth Place Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Religion Islam
Nationality Indian
Marital Status Married
Affairs Saira Banu
Physical Appearance Height: 165 cm

Weight: 70 kg

Eye Colour: Brown

Hair Colour: Black

Family Father: R.K. Shekhar

Mother: Kareema (Kashturi)

Sisters: A.R. Reihana, Fathima Rafiq, Ishrath Qadri

Wife: Saira Banu

Daughters: Khatija, Rahima

Son: Ameen

School Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School

Madras Christian hr Sec School

College Trinity College of Music
Qualification Degree in Western Classical Music
Hobbies Playing the Keyboard

Discography:

Year Film Director Language
1992 Roja Mani Ratnam Tamil
Yoddha Sangeeth Sivan Malayalam
1993 Pudhiya Mugam Suresh Chandra Menon Tamil
Gentleman S. Shankar Tamil
Kizhakku Cheemayile Bharathiraja Tamil
Uzhavan Kathir Tamil
Thiruda Thiruda Mani Ratnam Tamil
1994 Vandicholai Chinraasu Manoj Kumar Tamil
Duet K. Balachander Tamil
Super Police K. Murali Mohan Rao Telugu
Gangmaster B. Gopal Telugu
May Madham Venus Balu Tamil
Kadhalan S. Shankar Tamil
Pavithra K. Subash Tamil
Karuththamma Bharathiraja Tamil
Pudhiya Mannargal Vikraman Tamil
1995 Bombay Mani Ratnam Tamil
Indira Suhasini Maniratnam Tamil
Rangeela Ram Gopal Varma Hindi
Muthu K. S. Ravikumar Tamil
1996 Love Birds P. Vasu Tamil
Indian S. Shankar Tamil
Anthimanthaarai Bharathiraja Tamil
Kadhal Desam Kathir Tamil
Mr. Romeo K. S. Ravi Tamil
1997 Minsara Kanavu Rajiv Menon Tamil
Iruvar Mani Ratnam Tamil
Daud Ram Gopal Varma Hindi
Fire Deepa Mehta Hindi
Ratchagan Praveen Gandhi Tamil
1998 Kabhi Na Kabhi Priyadarshan Hindi
Jeans S. Shankar Tamil
Dil Se.. Mani Ratnam Hindi
Doli Saja Ke Rakhna Priyadarshan Hindi
1999 En Swasa Kaatre K. S. Ravi Tamil
Padayappa K. S. Ravikumar Tamil
Kadhalar Dhinam Kathir Tamil
Sangamam Suresh Krishna Tamil
Taal Subhash Ghai Hindi
Jodi Praveen Gandhi Tamil
Earth Deepa Mehta Hindi
Mudhalvan S. Shankar Tamil
Taj Mahal Bharathiraja Tamil
Thakshak Govind Nihalani Hindi
2000 Pukar Rajkumar Santoshi Hindi
Alaipayuthey Mani Ratnam Tamil
Kandukondain Kandukondain Rajiv Menon Tamil
Rhythm Vasanth Tamil
Thenali K. S. Ravikumar Tamil
2001 Zubeidaa Shyam Benegal Hindi
One 2 Ka 4 Shashilal K. Nair Hindi
Lagaan Ashutosh Gowariker Hindi
Star Praveen Gandhi Tamil
Paarthale Paravasam K. Balachander Tamil
2002 Alli Arjuna Saran Tamil
Kannathil Muthamittal Mani Ratnam Tamil
The Legend of Bhagat Singh Rajkumar Santoshi Hindi
Baba Suresh Krishna Tamil
Saathiya Shaad Ali Hindi
Kadhal Virus Kathir Tamil
2003 Parasuram Arjun Sarja Tamil
Boys S. Shankar Tamil
Warriors of Heaven and Earth He Ping Mandarin,
English,
Hindi
Enakku 20 Unakku 18 Jyothi Krishna Tamil
Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu Telugu
Kangalal Kaidhu Sei Bharathiraja Tamil
Tehzeeb Khalid Mohammed Hindi
2004 Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities M. F. Hussain Hindi
Aaytha Ezhuthu Mani Ratnam Tamil
Yuva Hindi
New S. J. Surya Tamil
Naani Telugu
Swades Ashutosh Gowariker Hindi
2005 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero Shyam Benegal Hindi
Mangal Pandey: The Rising Ketan Mehta Hindi
Anbe Aaruyire S. J. Surya Tamil
Kisna: The Warrior Poet Subhash Ghai Hindi
Water Deepa Mehta Hindi
2006 Rang De Basanti Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Hindi
Sillunu Oru Kaadhal N. Krishna Tamil
Varalaru K. S. Ravikumar Tamil
2007 Guru Mani Ratnam Hindi
Provoked Jag Mundhra English,
Hindi
Bombil and Beatrice Kaizad Gustad English
Sivaji S. Shankar Tamil
Azhagiya Thamizh Magan Bharathan Tamil
Elizabeth: The Golden Age Shekhar Kapur English
2008 Jodhaa Akbar Ashutosh Gowariker Hindi
Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na Abbas Tyrewala Hindi
Ada… A Way of Life Tanvir Ahmad Hindi
Sakkarakatti Kala Prabhu Tamil
Yuvvraaj Subhash Ghai Hindi
Ghajini A. R. Murugadoss Hindi
Slumdog Millionaire Danny Boyle English
2009 Delhi-6 Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Hindi
Blue Anthony D’souza Hindi
Couples Retreat Peter Billingsley English
2010 Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa Gautham Menon Tamil
Ye Maaya Chesave Telugu
Raavan Mani Ratnam Hindi
Raavanan Tamil
Komaram Puli S. J. Surya Telugu
Enthiran S. Shankar Tamil
Jhootha Hi Sahi Abbas Tyrewala Hindi
127 Hours Danny Boyle English
2011 Rockstar Imtiaz Ali Hindi
2012 Ekk Deewana Tha Gautham Menon Hindi
People like Us Alex Kurtzman English
Jab Tak Hai Jaan Yash Chopra Hindi
Kadal Mani Ratnam Tamil
2013 Maryan Bharat Bala Tamil
Raanjhanaa Anand L. Rai Hindi
2014 Highway Imtiaz Ali Hindi
Million Dollar Arm Craig Gillespie English
Kochadaiiyaan Soundarya Rajinikanth Tamil
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil Arif Ali Hindi
The Hundred-Foot Journey Lasse Hallström English
Kaaviya Thalaivan Vasanthabalan Tamil
Lingaa K. S. Ravikumar Tamil
2015 I S. Shankar Tamil
O Kadhal Kanmani Mani Ratnam Tamil
Tamasha Imtiaz Ali Hindi
Muhammad: The Messenger of God Majid Majidi Persian
2016 24 Vikram Kumar Tamil
Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada Gautham Menon Tamil
Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo Telugu
Pele Jeff Zimbalist English
Mohenjo Daro Ashutosh Gowariker Hindi
2017 OK Jaanu Shaad Ali Hindi
Kaatru Veliyidai Mani Ratnam Tamil
Sachin: A Billion Dreams James Erskine Hindi
Mom Ravi Udyawar Hindi
Viceroy’s House Gurinder Chadha English
Mersal Atlee Tamil
Daughters of Destiny Vanessa Roth English
2018 Beyond the Clouds Majid Majidi Hindi
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam Mani Ratnam Tamil
Sarkar AR Murugadoss Tamil
2.0 S. Shankar Tamil
2019 The Fakir Of Venice Anand Surapur Hindi
Blinded by the Light Gurinder Chadha English
Sarvam Thaala Mayam Rajiv Menon Tamil
Bigil Atlee Tamil
2020 Shikara Vidhu Vinod Chopra Hindi
Dil Bechara Mukesh Chhabra Hindi
99 Songs Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy Hindi
2021 Cobra R. Ajay Gnanamuthu Tamil
Le Musk A. R. Rahman English
No Land’s Man Mostofa Sarwar Farooki English
Atrangi Re Aanand L. Rai Hindi
Ayalaan R. Ravikumar Tamil
Aadujeevitham Blessy Malayalam
Ponniyin Selvan Mani Ratnam Tamil
Pathu Thala N. Krishna Tamil
Pippa Raja Krishna Menon Hindi

Awards:

Government:

Year Award Honouring body Notes
1995 Kalaimamani Government of Tamil Nadu Awarded for contributions to music
2000 Padma Shri Government of India Fourth highest civilian award
2001 Awadh Samman Government of Uttar Pradesh Awarded for exceptional and meritorious contribution in music
2004 National Lata Mangeshkar Award Government of Madhya Pradesh Awarded for Contributions to music
2010 Padma Bhushan Government of India Third-Highest civilian award

Honorary Doctorate:

Year Honouring body
2009 Anna University
2009 Aligarh University
2009 Middlesex University
2014 Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2014 Berklee College of Music

Other Honorary Awards:

1994 – Sanskriti Award,

1995 – Bommai Nagi Reddy Award,

1995 – Mauritius National Award,

1995 – Malaysian Award,

Contributions to music awarded by Malaysia,

1995 – Rajiv Gandhi Award,

1996 – Gana Kaladhar,

2001 – Al-Ameen Education Society Community Award,

2002 – Amir Khusro Sangeet Nawaz Award,

2005 – Mahavir-Mahatma Award,

2006 – Honorary Award from Stanford University,

2006 – Sanatan Sangeet Puraskar,

2006 – Swaralaya Yesudas Award,

2007 – Limca Book of Records Indian of the Year for Contribution to Popular Music,

2008 – CNN-IBN Global Indian of the Year,

2008 – NDTV Indian of the Year,

2008 – Rotary Club of Madras,

2009 – CNN-IBN Entertainer of the Year,

2009 – CNN-IBN Indian of the Year,

2009 – NDTV Global Indian Entertainer Award,

2009 – UK Asian Music Award for Outstanding Achievement,

2009 – Placed by Time magazine in List of World’s Most Influential People,

2010 – 10th Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival,

2010 – British Asian Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Music,

2010 – Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration,

2010 – FICCI Global Icon,

2010 – Crystal Award,

2010 – Outstanding Achievement in Music at the Asian Awards,

2011 – GQ Legend of the Year Award,

2011 – Lifetime Achievement Award at the 8th Dubai International Film Festival,

2012 – Vuclip Icons of the Year 2012 – Most Admired Bollywood Music Composer,

2016 – Fukuoka Prize,

2018 – Lifetime Achievement Award from KISS Foundation,

2019 – Global Icon of Inspiration

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