Music Composer A R Rahman’s Birthday

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Music Composer Padma Bhushan A R Rahman or Allah Rakha Rahman was born Dileep Shekhar. He not only composes music he is also a singer, songwriter, musician and philanthropist of great repute. He is renowned to incorporate Indian Classical Music with world music, electronic music and traditional orchestra. He debuted as a music composer with Roja (1992). One of the all-time world’s bestselling recording artists, he has worked in India as well as internationally in cinema as well as theatre.

In his career spanning 2 decades, he is considered to have redefined contemporary film music in India. Thus, he has a track record of giving regular successes at the box office. He has won 4 National Film Awards, 2 Academy Awards, 2 Grammies, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, 15 Filmfare Awards and 16 Filmfare South Awards. A R Rahman was listed in Time 100 List of the World’s Most Influential People, in 2009. In August 2011, the UK-based Songlines magazine called him one of Tomorrow’s World Music Icons. He has been called The Mozart of Madras and Isai Puyal (Musical Storm). 2017 saw him debut as a director and writer for the movie Le Musk.

He was introduced to Qadiri Tarika in 1984 and converted to Islam with his family in 1989 and changed his name then.

Bollywood says Jai Ho Rahman: Here are some of his songs:

Roja janeman… Roja (1992)

Kuchi kuchi Rakuma… Bombay (1995)

Chaiyan chaiyan… Dil Se (1998)

Taal se taal mila… Taal (1999)

Kya karen kya na karen… Rangeela (1995)

Radha kaise na jale… Lagaan (2001)

Mukkala muqabala o Laila… Humse Hai Muqabala (1994)

Aawara bhanware jo haule haule gayen… Sapney (1997)

Piya Haji Ali… Fiza (2000)

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