A. R. Rahman

Composer
Regarded as the finest Indian film composer of his time, Allah Rakha Rahman - better known as A. R. Rahman - spent a great portion of his career amassing awards and acclaim in his native India before earning ... Read more »
Born: 01/06/1966 in India

Filmography

Music (82)

24 2016 (Movie)

(Music)

Mohenjo Daro 2016 (Movie)

(Music)

Bajrangi Bhaijaan 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

I 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

Muhammad: The Messenger of God 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

Mumbai Musical 2015 (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

OK Kanmani 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

Tamasha 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

Bombil and Beatrice 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

Highway 2014 (Movie)

Music Director (Music Coordinator)

Kochadiiyaan 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

Lekar Hum Deewana Dil 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

Million Dollar Arm 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

Million Dollar Arm 2014 (Movie)

("Spreading The Word") (Song)

Million Dollar Arm 2014 (Movie)

("Spreading The Word") (Song Performer)

Pudhiya Mannargal 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

Pudhiya Mugam 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

The Hundred-Foot Journey 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

The Hundred-Foot Journey 2014 (Movie)

Vocalist(Manhattan Center Studios) (Soloist)

The Hundred-Foot Journey 2014 (Movie)

("Afreen") (Song)

The Hundred-Foot Journey 2014 (Movie)

("Afreen") (Song Performer)

Planes 2013 (Movie)

("Tere Bina") (Song Performer)

Planes 2013 (Movie)

("Tere Bina") (Song)

Raanjhanaa 2013 (Movie)

(Music)

Ekk Deewana Tha 2012 (Movie)

(Music)

Jab Tak Hai Jaan 2012 (Movie)

(Music)

People Like Us 2012 (Movie)

(Music)

People Like Us 2012 (Movie)

("Dotted Line") (Song)

Miral 2011 (Movie)

("Water") (Song)

Rockstar 2011 (Movie)

(Music)

127 Hours 2010 (Movie)

(Composer)

127 Hours 2010 (Movie)

("If I Rise") (Song Performer)

127 Hours 2010 (Movie)

("If I Rise") (Song)

Endhiran 2010 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Jhootha Hi Sahi 2010 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Raavan 2010 (Movie)

(Music)

Blue 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

Couples Retreat 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

Couples Retreat 2009 (Movie)

("Na Na") (Song)

Couples Retreat 2009 (Movie)

("Na Na") (Song Performer)

Delhi-6 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

London Dreams 2009 (Movie)

(Music)

Ghajini 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na 2008 (Movie)

Music Director (Music)

Jodhaa Akbar 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

Slumdog Millionaire 2008 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Slumdog Millionaire 2008 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Slumdog Millionaire 2008 (Movie)

("O...Saya") (Song)

Slumdog Millionaire 2008 (Movie)

("O...Saya") (Song Performer)

Yuvraaj 2008 (Movie)

(Music)

Azhagiya Tamilmagan 2007 (Movie)

(Music)

Elizabeth: The Golden Age 2007 (Movie)

(Music)

Guru 2007 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Provoked: A True Story 2007 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Inside Man 2006 (Movie)

("Chaiyya Chaiyya") (Song)

Paint it Yellow 2006 (Movie)

Music Director (Music Supervisor)

Water 2006 (Movie)

(" Aayo Re Sakhi ") (Composer)

Kisna 2005 (Movie)

(Composer)

Lord of War 2005 (Movie)

("Mumbai Theme Tune") (Music)

Lord of War 2005 (Movie)

Music Performer("Mumbai Theme Tune") (Performer)

Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

Swades 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

Yuva 2004 (Movie)

(Music)

Divine Intervention 2003 (Movie)

("Mumbai Theme Tune") (Song Performer)

Saathiya 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India 2001 (Movie)

playback singer (Song Performer)

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

Zubeidaa 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

Alai Payuthey 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Love You Hamesha 2000 (Movie)

(Composer)

Pukar 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Earth 1999 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

Taal 1999 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Roja 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Dil Se... 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Dil Se... 1997 (Movie)

playback singer (Song Performer)

Fire 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Fire 1997 (Movie)

songs("Bombay Theme (from 'Bombay') "Ek ho gaye hum aur tum (from 'Bombay')") (Song)

Iruvar 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

Bombay 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Gentleman 1993 (Movie)

(Music)
Actor (2)

The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

Biography

Regarded as the finest Indian film composer of his time, Allah Rakha Rahman - better known as A. R. Rahman - spent a great portion of his career amassing awards and acclaim in his native India before earning international renown for his wildly successful score for "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008), which featured the global hit song "Jai Ho." After starting his film career composing the acclaimed score for "Roja" (1992), which was named one of the "Top 10 Movie Soundtracks of All Time" by TIME magazine in 2005, Rahman quickly became one of the most decorated composers in all of India, collecting numerous awards, including a handful of National Film Awards, India's equivalent to the Oscars. He broke through internationally with his score for "Dil Se" (1998), which featured the popular hit "Chaiyya Chaiyya," before earning high praise for his internationally recognized compositions for "Lagaan" (2001). Rahman took his first steps toward Hollywood with his work on "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (2007) before teaming with British director Danny Boyle on "Slumdog Millionaire," which vaulted the composer to international stardom that resulted in the successful "A.R. Rahman Jai Ho Concert: The Journey Home World Tour" (2010). By the time he reunited with Boyle to compose the score for the harrowing "127 Hours" (2010), Rahman had cemented his place as India's most internationally acclaimed and successful musicians.

Relationships

Saira Banu

Wife
Married March 12, 1995

G V Prakash Kumar Music

Nephew

EDUCATION

University of Oxford

Won a scholarship to attend Trinity College of Music at Oxford

Milestones

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score – Motion Picture ("127 Hours")

2010

Composed the music for Danny Boyle's "127 Hours"

2008

Collaborated with director Danny Boyle on the music for the Academy Award winning film, "Slumdog Millionaire"; was nominated for a third Academy Award for the song "O Saya"

2006

Composed the stage adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s "Lord Of The Rings"; first premiered in Canada and then in London in 2007

2005

Wrote the music for the final film in Deepa Mehta’s ‘Elements’ trilogy, "Water"

2002

Composed the Bollywood-themed musical, "Bombay Dreams" for London’s West End; show ran on Broadway from 2004-2005

1997

Released the composition, "Vandemataram" as a tribute to India, commemorating 50 years of the country's independence

1996

Composed the music for Deepa Mehta’s first film in her ‘Elements’ trilogy, "Fire"

1995

Re-teamed with Mani Ratnam to compose the music for "Bombay"

1992

First break in film, composed music for Mani Ratnam’s "Roja"

1987

Began to compose jingles for advertisements, beginning with Allwyn's new Trendy range of watches

Began early training in music under Master Dhanraj

Joined Illaiyaraja's troupe as a keyboard player at the age of 11

Popular songs include "Jai Ho!" and "Maahi Ve".

Known for such albums as "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Bombay Dreams"

Bonus Trivia

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The film "Roja" was listed in TIME magazine’s "Top 10 Movie Soundtracks of All Time" in 2005.

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Converted to Islam from Hinduism in 1989.

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Rahman is the founder of the Chennai-based rock group, Nemesis Avenue.

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In 2004, he was appointed as the Global Ambassador of the Stop TB Partnership, a project by WHO.

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In 2008, Rahman opened his KM Music Conservatory partnered with Audio Media Education facility to tutor and train aspiring musicians in vocals, instruments, music technology and sound design.

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