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A R Rahman

A R Rahman Personal Profile (Personal Biography)
Date of Birth:  January 6, 1966
Birth Place: Chennai, India
Nick Name: Mozart of Madras
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Religion: Islam
Marital Status: Married
Languages: Tamil, English, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu

Family Background
Father's Name: R.K. Shekhar (A successful musician)
Mother's Name: Kasturi ( Now Kareema Begum)
Sister (s): Kanchana, Bala (Now Talat) and Israth

Film Background (Filmography)
Debut Film: Roja
Famous Movies: Thiruda Thiruda, Kadalan, Rangeela, Dil se, Lagaan, Slumdog Millionaire and Gajini
Latest Movies: Delhi-6, Slumdog Millionaire, Gajini
Upcoming Movies: Blue, Sultan The Warrior
Other Facts: The soft-spoken Rahman is involved extensively with charitable causes & he has composed the theme song of Commonwealth Games - Delhi 2010.
  • In 2004, he undertook a project under the World Health Organisation (WHO) by becoming their global ambassador for the Stop TB campaign.
  • Actively helped in elevating the condition of the Tsunami victims by doing a charity-driven concert in 2004.
  • Rahman is also behind the launch of the A R Rahman Foundation through which he intends to tackle social issues like poverty and education.
Awards
  • A R Rahman has won two Grammy Awards for Best Soundtrack and Best Song in motion pitcure for the year 2009.
  • He has also got Oscar nominations for the year 2010.
  • The music maestro won two Oscars in 2009, one for Best Original Song and the other for Best Original Score in the movie Slumdog Millionaire.
Favourite Food:  Palak Paneer and anything cooked by wife.
Favourite Music Director: Illayraja
Favourite Flim Director: Mani Ratnam

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