A.R RAHAMN BIOGRAPHY AND GOSSIPS

Biography :

A.R Rahman (Allah Rakha Rahman) was born A.S. Dileep Kumar on January 6, 1966, in Madras (now Chennai), India, to a musically affluent family. His father was famous Music composer in south Indian Films. Dileep started learning the piano at the age of 4, and his father was died when he is 9 years old .Due to some personal crisis, Dileep Kumar embraced Islam and came to be known as A.R. Rahman. He joined Ilayaraja’s troupe as a keyboard player at the age of 11 for his family . by this he stopped to went to school. he traveled all around the world with various orchestras.

Then he accompanied the great tabla maestro Zakir Hussain on a few world tours and also won a scholarship at the Trinity College of Music at Oxford University, where he studied Western classical music and obtained a degree in musicIn 1987, he moved to advertising, where he composed more than 300 jingles over 5 years. In 1989, he started a small studio called Panchathan Record Inn, which later developed into one of the most well-equipped and advanced sound recording studios in India. Indian famous director gave an offer in Roja film in 1992. he took only 16 thousand rupees for this film. But his life was turn good after big success of Roja film. He came more fame from films RANGEELA ,TAAL, LAGAAN etc.He introduced new techniques and dimensions in his music . as this he developed as a big music director in India.
He done so many films in all Indian languages.

Gossips :
He is the great music director in India. He started earns only 16 thousand rupees for his first film ROJA. Now he earns almost 1 corer for each film. She taken Islam after cured his sister health. He is the famous music celebrity in bollywood & in India. He don’t go any controversy. He is simple and smooth going person.

Awards
National
Civilian honors

1995 – Kalaimamani .
Given by the Government of Tamil Nadu for contributions to music .
2000 – Padma Shri (India) .
2004 – National Lata Mangeshkar Award .
2005 – Mahavir-Mahatma Award .

Annual film awards
National Film Awards

1993 – National Film Award for Best Music Direction – Roja .
1997 – National Film Award for Best Music Direction – Minsaara Kanavu .
2002 – National Film Award for Best Music Direction – Lagaan .
2003 – National Film Award for Best Music Direction – Kannathil Muthamittal .

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards1992 – Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Direction – Roja ,
1993 – Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Direction – Gentleman ,
1994 – Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Direction – Kadhalan ,
1995 – Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Direction – Bombay ,
1997 – Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Direction – Minsaara Kanavu ,
1999 – Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Direction – Sangamam ,

Filmfare Awards South1992 – Filmfare Best Music Direction – Roja ,
1993 – Filmfare Best Music Direction – Gentleman ,
1994 – Filmfare Best Music Direction – Kadhalan
1995 – Filmfare Best Music Direction – Bombay ,
1996 – Filmfare Best Music Direction – Kadhal Desam ,
1997 – Filmfare Best Music Direction – Minsaara Kanavu .
1998 – Filmfare Best Music Direction – Jeans ,
1999 – Filmfare Best Music Direction – Mudhalvan .
2000 – Filmfare Best Music Direction – Alaipayuthey .
2002 – Filmfare Best Music Direction – Kannathil Muthamittal .
2006 – Filmfare Best Music Direction – Sillunu Oru Kadhal .
2007 – Filmfare Best Music Direction – Sivaji .

Filmfare Awards
1995 – Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent .
1996 – Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Rangeela .
1999 – Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Dil Se .
2000 – Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Taal .
2002 – Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Lagaan .
2003 – Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Saathiya .
2003 – Filmfare Best Background Score – The Legend of Bhagat Singh .
2005 – Filmfare Best Background Score – Swades .
2007 – Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Rang de Basanti .
2008 – Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Guru .
2008 – Filmfare Best Background Score – Guru .

Bollywood Movie Awards2002 – Best Music Direction – Lagaan .
2003 – Best Music Direction – Saathiya .


Dinakaran Cine Awards .
1998 – Minsara Kanavu .
1999 – Jeans .
2000 – Kadhalar Dhinam / Mudhalvan .

Global Indian Film Awards (GIFA)
2007 – GIFA Award for Best Music – Rang De Basanti .
2007 – GIFA Award for Best Background Music – Rang De Basanti .

International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA)
2000 – IIFA Best Music Direction – Taal .
2002 – IIFA Best Music Direction – Lagaan .
2003 – IIFA Best Music Direction – Saathiya .
2007 – IIFA Best Music Direction – Rang De Basanti .
2008 – IIFA Best Music Direction – Guru .
2008 – IIFA Best Background Music – Guru .
2008 – Outstanding contribution by an Indian in International Cinema .

MTV Awards
MTV Video Music Awards

1999 – International Viewer’s Choice Awards (MTV India) – Dil Se Re – Dil Se .
MTV Asia Awards2003 – MTV Asia Award for Favorite Artist India .
MTV Immies2003 – Best Music Composer (Film Category) – Saathiya – Saathiya .

Sangeet Awards2004 – Best Music Direction (Critics Award) – Yuva .
2004 – Best Music Arrangement (Critics Award) – Yeh Rishta – Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities .
Screen-Videocon Awards / Star Screen Awards .
1997 – Best Music – Kadhal Desam (South awards edition – Tamil) .
1997 – Best Music Direction – Minsara Kanavu (South awards edition – Tamil) .
1998 – Best Non-film Album – Vande Mataram (Non-film category) .
2000 – Best Music Direction – Taal .
2007 – Best Background Music- Rang De Basanti .
2008 – Best Music Direction – Guru .
2008 – Best Background Music – Guru .
2009 – Best Music Direction – Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na .
2009 – Best Background Music – Jodhaa Akbar .

Sunfeast Tamil Music Awards2007 – Music Composer of the Year – Sivaji.

Vijay TV Awards2006 – Best Music Direction- Sillunu Oru Kaadhal , Varalaru – The History of the Godfather .
2007 – Best Music Direction – Sivaji: The Boss .

Zee Cine Awards2000 – Zee Cine Award Best Music Director – Taal .
2002 – Zee Cine Award Best Music Director – Lagaan .
2003 – Zee Cine Award Best Music Director – Saathiya .
2007 – Zee Cine Award Best Music Director – Rang De Basanti .
2008 – Zee Cine Award Best Music Director – Guru .
2008 – Zee Cine Award Best Background Music – Guru .

Other awards
Channel [V] Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award

1998 – Channel [V] Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award .
Planet-Bollywood People’s Choice Awards
2006 – People’s Choice Best Music Award – Rang De Basanti .
2006 – People’s Choice Best Background Music Award – Rang De Basanti .

Swaralaya Yesudas Award
2006 – Swaralaya-Kairali-Yesudas Award for outstanding performance in music field
V. Shantaram Award .
2007 – Best Music – Guru .
2008 – Best Music – Jodhaa Akbar.

International

Film Awards
Academy Awards (Oscars) (United States)

2009 – Best Original Music Score – Slumdog Millionaire .
2009 – Best Original Song – “Jai Ho” – Slumdog Millionaire .

Golden Globe Awards (United States)
2009 – Best Original Score – Slumdog Millionaire .
British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)(United Kingdom) .
2009 – Anthony Asquith Award for Best Film Music – Slumdog Millionaire .
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (United States) .
2008 – Critics’ Choice Award for Best Composer – Slumdog Millionaire .

New York Film Critics Online Awards (United States)
2008 – NYFCO Best Score Award – Slumdog Millionaire .
San Diego Film Critics Society Awards (United States) .
2008 – Best Score – Slumdog Millionaire .

Satellite Awards (United States)2008 – Satellite Award for Best Original Score – Slumdog Millionaire .

Black Reel Awards2008 – Best Original Soundtrack – Slumdog Millionaire .
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (United States)

2008 – Best Music Score – Slumdog Millionaire .

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards2008 – Best Original Score – Slumdog Millionaire .

Other awards1995 – Mauritius National Award .
Contributions to music .
1995 – Malaysian Award .

Contributions to music
2008 – Rotary Club of Madras .
Lifetime Achievement Award .

Filmography:

These films are Music by A.R Rahamn

Satyagrahi (2009) (in production) .
Rockstar (2009) (pre-production) .
Endhiran (2009) (filming) .
Raavana (2009) (filming) .

Delhi 6 (2009) .
Ghajini (2008) .
Yuvvraaj (2008) .
Slumdog Millionaire (2008) .
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008) .
Jodhaa Akbar (2008) .
Azhagiya Tamizh Magan (2007) .
A Handsome Tamil Son (India: English title: literal title) .
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) (as AR Rahman) .
Elizabeth – Das goldene Königreich (Germany) .
Elizabeth – L’âge d’or (France) .
Sivaji (2007) .
Sivaji: The Boss (India: English title: long title) .
Bombil and Beatrice (2007) .
Guru (2007) .
Gurukant (India: Telugu title) .
Mani Ratnam’s Guru (India: English title: complete title) .
Sajni (2007) .
Sakkarakatti (2007) .
Provoked: A True Story (2006) .
Provoked (UK: short title) .
Parashuram: One Man Army (2006) .
Godfather (2006) .
Rang De Basanti (2006) .
Paint It Yellow (International: English title) .
Jillunu Oru Kaadhal (2006) .
Water (2005) .
Ah Aah: Anbe Aaruyire (2005) .
The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005) .
Mangal Pandey (India: Hindi title) .
Mangal Pandey: The Rising (India: English title) .
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005) .
Kisna: The Warrior Poet (2005) .
Swades: We, the People (2004) (as A.R. Rehman) .
Our Country (International: English title) (USA) .
Desam (India: Tamil title: dubbed version) .
Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha (2004) .
Ayitha Ezhuthu (2004) .
Yuva (2004) .
The Youth (International: English title) .
The Youth of the Land (UK: TV title) .
Naani (telugu 2004) .
Meenaxi: Tale of 3 Cities (2004) .
Ennaku 20 Unakku 18 (2004) .
Kangalal Kaidhu Sei (2004) .
Arrest with the Eyes (India: English title: informal literal title) .
Lakeer – Forbidden Lines (2004) .
New (2004) .
Tehzeeb (2003) .
Tian di ying xiong (2003) .
Warriors of Heaven and Earth (International: English title) .
Boys (2003) .
Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu (2003) .
Parasuram (2003) .
Udhaya (2003) .
Saathiya (2002) .
Baba (2002) .
The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002) .
Kannathil Muthamittal (2002) .
A Peck on the Cheek (USA: literal English title) .
Amritha (India: Telugu title: dubbed version) .
Kadhal Virus (2002) .
Nayak: The Real Hero (2001) .
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) .
Lagaan (India: Hindi title: short title) .
Land Tax (International: English title: informal literal title) .
One 2 Ka 4 (2001) .
Zubeidaa (2001) .
Alli Arjuna (2001) .
Paarthale Paravasam (2001) .
Paravasam (India: Telugu title: dubbed version) .
Star (2001/II) .
Thenali (2000) .
Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000) .
I Have Found It (International: English title) .
Priyuraalu Pilichindi (India: Telugu title: dubbed version) .
Dil Hi Dil Mein (2000) .
When Hearts Collide (USA: DVD title) .
Pukar (2000) .
Alai Payuthey (2000) .
Sakhi (India: Telugu title: dubbed version) .
Waves (International: English title) .
Rhythm (2000) .

Thakshak (1999) .
Taal (1999) .
Thaalam (India: Tamil title) .
En Swasa Katre (1999) .
Jodi (1999) .
Kadhalar Dinam (1999) .
Kaathalar Thinam (India: Tamil title: alternative transliteration) .
Lovers Day (India: English title) .
Love You Hamesha (1999) .
Mudhalvan (1999) .
… aka Oke Okkadu (India: Telugu title: dubbed version) .
Padaiyappa (1999) .
Sangamam (1999) .
Taj Mahal (1999) .
Earth (1998) .
1947: Earth (India: English title: alternative title) .
Terre (Canada: French title) .
Dil Se.. (1998) .
From the Heart (USA) .
Prema Tho (India: Telugu title: dubbed version) .
Uyire (India: Tamil title: dubbed version) .
Jeans (1998) .
Kabhi Na Kabhi (1998) .
Doli Saja Ke Rakhna (1998) .
Daud: Fun on the Run (1997) .
Iruvar (1997) .
Iddaru (India: Telugu title: dubbed version) .
The Duo .
Minsaara Kanavu (1997) .
Merupu Kalalu (India: Telugu title: dubbed version) .
Minsara Kanavu (India: Tamil title: alternative transliteration) .
Sapnay (India: Hindi title: dubbed version) .
Love Birds (1997) .
Ratchakan (1997) .
Vishwavidhaata (1997) .
Mr. Romeo (1996) .
Indian (1996) .
Bharateeyudu (India: Telugu title: dubbed version) .
Hindustani (India: Hindi title: dubbed version) .
Anthimanthaarai (1996) .
Indira (Priyanka) (1996) .
Indira .
Kadhal Desam (1996) .
Duniya Dilwalon Ki (India: Hindi title: dubbed version) .
Bumbai (1995) .
Bombay (India: English title) .
Bombayi (India: Telugu title: dubbed version) .
Rangeela (1995) .
Full of Colour (USA: TV title) .
Karuththamma (1995) .
Muthu (1995) .
The Dancing Maharaja (India: English title) .
Duet (1994) .
Gangmaster (1994) .
Kadhalan (1994) .
Humse Hai Muqabula (India: Hindi title: dubbed version) (1994) .

Kathalan (India: Tamil title: alternative transliteration) (1994) .
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Premikudu (1994) .
May Madham (1994) .
Palnati Pourusham (1994) .
Pavithra (1994) .
Super Police (1994) .
Gentleman (1993) .
Kizhakku Seemayile (1993) .
Pudhiya Mannargal (1993) .
Pudhiya Mugam (1993) .
Thiruda Thiruda (1993) .
Chor Chor .
Dongaa Dongaa (India: Telugu title: dubbed version) .
Thief Thief .
Uzhavan (1993) .
Vandicholai Chinnarasu (1993) .
Roja (1992) .
Roja (India: Malayalam title) (India: Telugu title: dubbed version) .
The Rose (International: English title) .
Yodha (1992) .
Ashokan (India: Tamil title) .
Dharam Yodha (India: Hindi title) .

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