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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