A.R. Rahman Biography
A.R. Rahman was a famous Indian singer and music producer in film industry, he is a grandmaster and greatest singer in India. And his wife actress “Saira Banu” has three children one son and two daughters worked in music. A.R. Rahman belongs to Hindu family but later his family converted in Islam after his father died. A.R. Rahman age is 54 Years old as in 2021 and celebrated his birthday on 6th January with full of Nation and family. He received honorary doctorate from Aligarh Muslim University and Baerklee College of Music in 2014. Rahman considered in list of World 100 Most Inflential People in 2009.
|Genuine Name||A.S. Dileep Kumar (during Hinduism religion)|
|Full Name||Allah Rakha Rahman|
|Pet & Nickname||Isai Puyal, The Mozart of Madras|
|Profession Line||Singer, Music Director, Composer|
|Marriage Date||12th March 1995|
|Children||Son- Ameen |
Daughter- Khatija Rahman,
Khatija Rahman wears Hijab and perform 5 times Namaz Daily and practice Islam to make a Jannah in Aakhirat.
Morphology (Physical Appearance)
|Weight||70 kg |
|Height||165 centimeters |
In 1984-88, he worked in a band “Roots” and also played keyboard in Kannada films with his friend.
The rock band (Nemesis Avenue) approached his in which he worked as a producer and performed in events “Jive Live”.
Rahman started his career with advertisement jingles in Indian Television in 1987, he knows that time as a Dileep and he done many popular jingles for Titan Watches, and composed around 300 jingles for his clients
In 1992, first time he worked for film Roja in which he composes the sound track in his Tamil film with director Mani Ratnam.
In 2005, Rahman track was listed in “10 Best Soundtracks” among TIME’s
He established studio “Pranchathan Record Inn” in Chennai for recording and mixing the music. On that time considered most advanced studio in India.
Most famous song “Jai Ho” which composed by A.R. Rahman in 2008 for bollywood film Yuvvraj but later its used for film “Slumdog Millionaire” (2008), which received Oscar Award for the song.
|1998||Chaiyya Chaiyya||Dil Se|
|1998||Dil Se Re||Dil Se|
|2004||Ye Jo Desh Hai Tera||Swadesh|
|2008||Jai Ho||Slamdog Millionaire|
|2011||Kun Faya Kun||Rockstar|
|2020||Khulke Jeene Ka||Dil Bechara|
|2020||Taare Ginn||Dil Bechara|
He composed music for film “Muhammad: The Messenger Of God” which is biopic film on Prophet Muhammad S.A.W and scholar issued Fatwa on releasing movie and he also included on this matter for his work in movie.
Personal Life (History)
Rahman was born on 6th January 1967 in Hinduism family, earlier he known the name of his A.S. Dileep Kumar but later in the age of 23 he converted to Islam and changed his name Allah Rakha Rahman.
In the age of 9 when his father died he faced so many difficulties in his childhood, and he earned money to support his family by playing father’s keyboard.
Rahman started his music learning under Master Dhanraj in the age of 11, and playing Malayalam composer and learn other composer’s sounds.
In 1989, he completed his education in Western Classical music and his sister was seriously ill due to which he went to Muslim scholars “Qadri Jilani” for praying his sister.
His sister got relief after the blessings of scholars, he and his family inspired the Islam and accepted Islam with family members.
He married with actress Saira Banu and has three children, the youngest one Ishrath has a music studio and Khatija has sung “Pudhiya Manidha” for Tamil fiction film
|Date of birth||6th January 1967 (Friday)|
|Age||54 years (as in 2021)|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Birth & Zodiac sign||Capricorn (based on date of birth)|
|Religion||Islam (converted from Hinduism)|
|Hometown Destiny||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|School Academy||Padma Seshadi Bal Bhavan, Chennai|
|College Name||Madras Christian College, Chennai|
|University||Trinity College of Music, Oxford University, United Kingdom|
|Last Qualification||Graduate Course in Western Classical Music|
|Food & Dietary habits||Non-Vegetarian|
|Interest & Hobbies||Playing Keyboard, Reading|
|Awards and Achievements||National Film Award |
1992: Roja- Best Music Direction Award
1996: Minsara Kanavu- Best Music Direction Award
2001: Lagaan- Best Music Direction Award
2002: Kannathil Muthamittal- Best Music Direction Award
2017: Kaatru Veliyidai- Best Music Direction Award
2017: Mom- Best Music Direction Award
2009: Slumdog Millionaire- Best Original Score and Song “Jai Ho”
2009: Slumdog Millionaire- Best Film Music Award
2009: Slumdog Millionaire- Best Song Written “Jai Ho” Best Compilation SoundTrack Album
1995: Kalaimamani (Tamil Nadu Govt.)
2000: Padma Shri Award
2001: Awadh Samman (Uttar Paradesh Govt.)
2004: National Lata Mangeshkar Award (Madhya Pradesh Govt.)
2006: Honorary Award by Standford University
2010: Padma Bhushan (Govt. of India)
2011: Lifetime Achievement Award in Dubai International film Festival
2016: Fukuoka Prize by Japan Country
|Salary||1 Crore/month, 5-8 crore/film|
|Net Worth||178 Crore (INR)|
Family & Ancestor
His mother Kareema Beegum was passed away on 28th December 2020 on her residence Chennai.
|Mother||Kareema Beegum (died in 28th December 2020 in Chennai)|
|Father||R.K. Shekhar (Music Composer)|
|Sisters||A.R. Reihana, Fathima Rafiq, Ishrath Qadri|
Favourite & Beloved thing
|Actor||Rishi Kapoor, Raj Kapoor|
|Actress||Rekha, Katrina Kaif|
|Food||Palak Paneer, Rasam-Rice, Chicken Tandori|
|Musician||Ilayaraja, Mohammad Rafi, Michael Jackson|
|Holiday Destination||Chennai, Mumbai, London|
He has best luxury cars the estimated cost would be Rs. 1 crore to 2 crore in the world.
Some minor known facts about A.R. Rahman
- A.R. Rahman does not smoke cigarette and drinks like other singers.
- He endorsed and brand ambassador with WHO to “Stop TB Partnership” and also aware socially in India “Save the Child”.
- He composed music mostly in Night to avoid sound pollution disturbance in day time.
- In 2002, President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam gave award for Best Music Direction Award in Tamil film.
- A.R. Rahman also a founder of non-profit organization to provide education for poor children and raised funds for natural calamities in India which handled by his daughter Khatija Rahman.
- He travelled abroad in different countries for musical concerts, In US invited by President Barack Obama with PM Manmohan Singh at White House for Dinner Event in 2009.
- He loves to compose music for romance but he composed for all genders age that’s way he gained fame of every aspect.
- He founded KM College of Music and Technology in Chennai, in opening ceremony he inviteed the business tycoon Mukesh Ambani in 2008.
- He also supported Tamil Nadu people who protested against Jallikattu (bull event) he practiced one-day fast and shared a post on Twitter.
- Along with music career he launched a digital platform “Qyuki” with filmmaker Shekahar Kapoor for find the real talent of India which not reached up to high peak for some reason.