Rahman, A. R.

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Rahman, A. R. Gender: M
A. S. Dileep Kumar
born on 6 January 1967 at 05:50 (= 05:50 AM )
Place Chennai, India, 13n05, 80e17
Timezone IST h5e30 (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Seth
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 14°59' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 16°12 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 04°03'

A. R. Rahman (performing at the Concert in Sydney, 2010)
photo: th33pan, license cc-by-2.0


Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist (full name: Allah-Rakha Rahman). A.R. Rahman's works are noted for integrating Eastern classical music with electronic music, world music and traditional orchestral arrangements. Among his awards are two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, four National Film Awards, fifteen Filmfare Awards and thirteen Filmfare Awards South. Rahman's body of work for film and stage has given him the nickname of "the Mozart of Madras", and Tamil commentators and fans call him Isai Puyal (English: the Musical Storm).

In 2009, Time included Rahman on its list of the world's most influential people. The UK-based world-music magazine Songlines named him one of "Tomorrow's World Music Icons" in August 2011.

With an in-house studio (Panchathan Record Inn in Chennai) Rahman's film-scoring career began during the early 1990s with the Tamil film Roja. Working in India's film industries, international cinema and theatre, Rahman is one of the world's all-time best-selling recording artists. In a notable two-decade career, he has been acclaimed for redefining contemporary Indian film music and contributing to the success of several films. Rahman has become a notable humanitarian and philanthropist, donating and raising money for a number of causes and charities.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Ashish Seth quotes him in an interview: "My parents lived with my maternal grandparents in a rented house on Mount Road in Pudupet in Chennai. I was born there on 6 January 1967, in the morning - at 5.50. It was a Friday. There was no midwife assisting the birth, and my grandmother and father were by my mother's side" ("Rahman: I was forced to become a musician," 18 April 2011 [1]).


  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitar, percussion, drums, harpejji, continuum fingerboard, keyboard, piano, accordion, goblet drum, concert harp)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (Music)