A.R. Rahman Birthday, Age, Wife, Net Worth, Children, Family, Biography and More

A.R. Rahman
A.R. Rahman

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.

A.R. Rahman with wife Saira Banu
A.R. Rahman with wife Saira Banu
Genuine Name  A.S. Dileep Kumar (during Hinduism religion)
Full NameAllah Rakha Rahman
Pet & NicknameIsai Puyal, The Mozart of Madras
Profession LineSinger, Music Director, Composer
Marriage Date12th March 1995
WifeSaira Banu
ChildrenSon- Ameen
Daughter- Khatija Rahman,  
Rahima Rahman
A.R. Rahman children
A.R. Rahman children

Khatija Rahman wears Hijab and perform 5 times Namaz Daily and practice Islam to make a Jannah in Aakhirat.

Morphology (Physical Appearance)

Weight70 kg
154 pounds
Height      165 centimeters
1.65 meters
5’feet 5’’inches  
Eye Color  Brown  
Hair Color  Black
Skin ColorAlmond

Career Path

A.R. Rahman last one with his friend
A.R. Rahman last one with his friend

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

A.R. Rahman studio Pranchatan
A.R. Rahman studio Pranchatan

He established studio “Pranchathan Record Inn” in Chennai for recording and mixing the music. On that time considered most advanced studio in India.

ar rahman slumdog millionaire

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.

1994Urvasi UrvasiKadhalan
1998Chaiyya ChaiyyaDil Se
1998Dil Se ReDil Se
2004Ye Jo Desh Hai TeraSwadesh
2008Jai HoSlamdog Millionaire
2011Kun Faya KunRockstar
2014Maahi VeHighway
2020Khulke Jeene KaDil Bechara
2020Taare GinnDil 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.

Social Account

Instagram @arrahman

Personal Life (History)

A.R. Rahman with mother
A.R. Rahman with mother

 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.

A.R. Rahman in childhood
A.R. Rahman in childhood

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.

Marriage Pic AR Rahman
Marriage Pic

 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)  
Nationality  Indian  
Religion  Islam (converted from Hinduism)  
Hometown Destiny  Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
AddressKodambakkam, Chennai
School Academy  Padma Seshadi Bal Bhavan, Chennai
College Name  Madras Christian College, Chennai
UniversityTrinity College of Music, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Last QualificationGraduate  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  

Academy Award
2009: Slumdog Millionaire- Best Original Score and Song “Jai Ho”  

2009: Slumdog Millionaire- Best Film Music Award  

Grammy 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  
Salary1 Crore/month, 5-8 crore/film
Net Worth178 Crore (INR)

Family & Ancestor

Sister A.R. Reihana
Sister A.R. Reihana
A.R. Rahman mother Kareema Beegum in Makka
A.R. Rahman mother Kareema Beegum in Makka

His mother Kareema Beegum was passed away on 28th December 2020 on her residence Chennai.

MotherKareema Beegum (died in 28th December 2020 in Chennai)
FatherR.K. Shekhar (Music Composer)
SistersA.R. Reihana, Fathima Rafiq, Ishrath Qadri

Favourite & Beloved thing

ActorRishi Kapoor, Raj Kapoor
ActressRekha, Katrina Kaif  
FoodPalak Paneer, Rasam-Rice, Chicken Tandori
MusicianIlayaraja, Mohammad Rafi, Michael Jackson  
Holiday DestinationChennai, Mumbai, London
DressCourt Pent

Luxury Style

 He has best luxury cars the estimated cost would be Rs. 1 crore to 2 crore in the world.

Car Collection—

Merceds Benz,

ar rehaman car

Jaguar, Volvo

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.
APJ Abdul Kalam with Rahman
APJ Abdul Kalam with Rahman
  • 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.
AR Rahman with Barack Obama
AR Rahman with Barack Obama
  • 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.
ar rehaman mukesh ambani
  • 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.
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  • 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.

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