A.R Rahman Biography Today Birth, Age, Real Name, Education ,Career, Religion, Net Worth, Oscars,


AR Rahman Biography -AR Rahman is an Indian composer, singer, songwriter, music producer, musician, multi-instrumentalist, and philanthropist. As the Mozart of Madras turned 55 today, we take a look at his life.

A.R Rahman Biography

A.R Rahman Biography

Real Name & full Name- Allah Rakha Rahman, original name A.S. Dileep Kumar, (born January 6, 1966, Madras [now Chennai], India), Indian composer whose extensive body of work for film and stage earned him the nickname the Mozart of Madras.

Allah Rakha Rahman Biography  Detail 

Birth 6 January 1967
Actual Name AS Dileep Kumar
Complete Name Allah Rakha Rahman (A.R. Rahman)
Age 55 years
Faith Islam (transformed from Hinduism in his very early 20 s)
Family Members Artist RK Shekhar (Papa)

Kareema Begum (Mommy, birthed as Kashturi)

Education And Learning Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan

Madras Christian University, Chennai

Madras Christian University Greater High School

Trinity University of Songs, Oxford College, UK

Other Half Saira Banu
Youngsters Khateeja Rahman (little girl)

Rahima Rahman (little girl)

A.R. Ameen (boy)

Total Assets $24 million USD
Honors Padma Shri

Padma Bhushan

2 Oscars

National Honors


AR Rahman Wife and Children

AR Rahman married Saira Banu in 1995 and the couple gave birth to three children– Khateeja Rahman (daughter), Rahima Rahman (daughter), and A.R. Ameen (son).

AR Rahman Religion

After the untimely death of his father, the family went through difficult times. AR Rahman who was a practicing Hindu converted to Islam in his 20s along with his family.
AR Rahman Music Career
At the age of nine, AR Rahman accidentally played a tune on the piano when he was with his father in the studio, which was later developed by R.K. Shekhar into a complete song.

Initially, Rahman was trained under Master Dhanraj, and at the age of 11, he started playing the orchestra of M.K. Arjunan who was a Malayalam music composer and his father’s close friend. Soon after this, he began working with several composers including M. S. Viswanathan, Vijaya Bhaskar, Ilaiyaraaja, Ramesh Naidu, Vijay Anand, Hamsalekha, and Raj–Koti.

Biographies on AR Rahman

1- A. R. Rahman: The Spirit of Music by Nasreen Munni Kabir in 2011.

2- A. R. Rahman: The Musical Storm by Mathai Kamini in 2009.

AR Rahman Awards

AR Rahman has won several awards at the national and international levels. Some of them are listed below:

Awards by the Government of India

Year Award
2000 Padma Shri
2010 Padma Bhushan

State Government Awards

Year Award Awarded By Awarded For
1995 Kalaimamani Government of Tamil Nadu Awarded for contributions to music
2001 Awadh Samman Government of Uttar Pradesh Awarded for exceptional and meritorious contribution to music
2004 National Lata Mangeshkar Award Government of Madhya Pradesh Awarded for Contributions to music

Academy Awards or Oscars

Year Film Category
2009 Slumdog Millionaire Best Original Score
Best Original Song (Shared with Gulzar for “Jai Ho”)

BAFTA Awards

Year Film Category
2009 Slumdog Millionaire Best Original Score

Golden Globe Awards

Year Film Category
2009 Slumdog Millionaire Best Original Score

Grammy Awards

Year Film Category
2009 Slumdog Millionaire Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media
Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media (For “Jai Ho”)

World Soundtrack Awards

Year Film Category
2009 Slumdog Millionaire Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film
2011 127 Hours The Public Choice Award
2017 Viceroy’s House The Public Choice Award

National Film Awards

Year Film Category
1992 Roja Best Music Direction
1996 Minsara Kanavu
2001 Lagaan
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal
2017 Kaatru Veliyidai
2017 Mom Best Background Score


IIFA Honors

Ideal Songs Supervisor

Year Movie
2000 Taal
2002 Lagaan
2003 Saathiya
2007 Rang De Basanti
2008 Expert
2009 Jodhaa Akbar
2012 Superstar

Ideal History Rating

Year Movie
2008 Expert
2009 Jodhaa Akbar
2012 Superstar

Unique Honors

Year Classification
2008 Superior Payment by an Indian in International Movie Theater
2009 IIFA Songs Supervisor of the Years

Honorary Doctorate

Year Recognizing body
2009 Anna College]
2009 Aligarh College
2009 Middlesex College
2014 Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2014 Berklee University of Songs



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