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Happy Birthday to AR Rahman | AR Rahman Turns 55 | Fact about AR Rahman | 2YODOINDIA

Happy Birthday to AR Rahman | AR Rahman Turns 55 | Fact about AR Rahman

AR Rahman refer to as ‘The Mozart Of Madras’, AR Rahman turns 55 today. The music composer has been an inspiration to many and his work is a window of his rollercoaster journey. 

AR Rahman well known for his soulful music and plethora of awards and honours, but still, there’s a lot about him that not many people.

Facts about the AR Rahman

  • AR Rahman was born into a Hindu family as Dileep Kumar.
  • At the age of 23, the music composer went ahead to embrace Islam, after he met his spiritual guru, Qadri Islam.
  • Before AR Rahman step in the entertainment industry, AR Rahman was seen in Doordarshan’s Wonder Balloon as a kid where he shot to fame for being the kid who could play 4 keyboards at once.
  • Mani Ratnam was the first one to spot the talent in AR Rahman and the began film scoring for AR Rahman’s Tamil film Roja in 1992.
  • AR Rahman got a sum of Rs 25,000 for the project, and AR Rahman became the recipient of National Film Award along with huge success, popularity and admiration.
  • He married Saira and his three children, Ameen Khatija and Rahima.
  • AR Rahman’s son, Ameen share the same birth date, that is 6th January.
  • AR Rahman is the first Asian to have won 2 Oscars in the same year for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.
  • The Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri recipient has also won 4 National Awards.
  • Not many know that the Oscar winning song “Jai Ho” was initially compose for the Salman Khan starrer, Yuvraaj!
  • Apart from Slumdog Millionaire, AR Rahman has also compose great scores for other Hollywood films like 127 Hours and Lord Of War.
  • AR Rahman join hands with Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart and Joss Stone to introduce a completely different kind of music under the name SuperHeavy.
  • Stewart term SuperHeavy as a ‘mad alchemist type experiment’.
  • To honour the singer-composer, a street in Markham, Ontario, Canada, was name after him in November 2013.
  • Airtel’s signature tune which is compose by AR Rahman, is said to be the world’s most download mobile music with over 150 million downloads.
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Here’s wishing a very happy birthday to AR Rahman!


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