A R Rahman Birthday: A R Rahman, Oscar-winning composer, known for his humility as much as for his musical genius. He has been fairly documented for composing film songs across the globe.
He has made India proud by grabbing two Academy Awards, two Grammys, a Bafta Award and a Golden Globe Award to boot. The winner of four National Awards and a whopping fifteen Filmfare Awards, besides thirteen Filmfare Awards South. The artist turns 50 today, besides wishing him a very happy birthday, we bring to you some really interesting things about him.
A R Rahman Birthday: List of Hit Hindi Tracks by A R Rahman!!
1. Dil Se Re (Dil Se- 1998)
2. Ishq bina (Taal-1999)
3. Loose Control (Rang de Basanti-2006)
4. Tere Bina (Guru- 2007)
5. Jai Ho (Slumdog Millionaire-2008)
6. Saada Haq (Rockstar- 2011)
7. Banarasiya (Raanjhana- 2013)
8. Agar Tum Saath Ho (Tamaasha- 2015)
A R Rahman Birthday: Here are some lesser known facts!!
- Born as A. S. Dileep Kumar, Allah Rakha Rahman has performed with the greatest talent in the world of music; from the late musician Michael Jackson to Mick Jagger.
- Starting his career by composing ad jingles, Rahman was approached by Mani Ratnam to compose the score and soundtrack for his Tamil film “Roja” when he was just 17-years-old.
- AR Rahman is married to Saira Banu and is a father to three kids. It’s no surprise that they too are now setting their feet in the world of music. While his daughter Khatija has sung ‘Pudhiya Manidha’ in ‘Enthiran’, his son Ameen sang ‘NaNa’ in ‘Couples Retreat’.
- In the Limca Book of Records 2007, Rahman holds “Indian of the Year for Contribution to Popular Music” Award. He is also the first Asian to have won 2 Oscars in the same year.
- Airtel’s signature tune, composed by Rahman, is the world’s most downloaded mobile music with over 150 million downloads.
- He has been honoured with the Padma Bhushan award and Padma Shri award from the Government of India.