Allah Rakha Rahman professionally known as A. R. Rahman is one of the most talented, all-time favorite, iconic Indian film composer, record producer, singer, and songwriter. His original name was A. S. Dileep Kumar which he changed when converted to Islam in his 20s. He works both in Indian cinema and occasionally in international cinema too. He was awarded Padma Bhushan by the Indian government in 2010, the nation’s third-highest civilian award. He is popular due to his great contribution to the music industry and society. A R Rahman biography is given below.
|Real Name||AS Dileep Kumar|
|Name||Allah Rakha Rahman (A.R. Rahman)|
|Date Of Birth||6 January 1967|
|Age(as of 2022)||55 Years|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Religion||Islam (converted from Hinduism)|
|Home Town||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height(approx)||•In centimeters- 165 cm
•In meters- 1.65 m
•In feet inches- 5’ 5”
|Weight(approx)||•In Kg- 70 Kg
•In Pounds-154 lbs
|Hair Colour||Light Black|
|Body Measurement(approx)||•Chest: 43 inches
•Waist: 33 inches
•Biceps: 14 inches
|Parents||•Father- R. K. Shekhar (Music Composer)
•Mother- Kareema Beegum
•Sisters- A. R. Reihana, Fathima Rafiq and Ishrath Qadri
|Children||•Khateeja Rahman (daughter)
•Rahima Rahman (daughter)
•A.R. Ameen (son)
|Affairs & More|
|Education & Qalifications|
|School||Padma Seshadri Bal Bhavan, Chennai|
|College||•Madras Christian College, Chennai
•Trinity College of Music, Oxford University, United Kingdom
|Educational Qualifications||Degree in Western Classical Music|
|Favourite Food||Palak Paneer & Rasam Rice|
|Favourite Actor(s)||Rajinikant & Kamal|
|Hobbies||Playing the Keyboard|
|Car||•Mercedes Benz GLS
Early Life & Education
An iconic music composer A.R Rehman was born in Madras, Tamil Nadu on January 6, 1967. A R Rahman Full name is Allah Rakha Rahman. As of 2022, A R Rahman age is 55. A R Rahman old name was AS Dilip Kumar. A R Rahman father R. K. Shekhar belongs to a Mudaliar family and was a film-score composer and conductor for Tamil and Malayalam films. He began studying piano at age four. Rahman helped his father in the studio, playing the keyboard.
When Rahman was nine years old, his father passed away. His family income came from renting his father’s Musical Equipment. His mother, Kareema (born Kashturi). While studying at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Rahman had to work to support his family. Due to this he misses classes and fails exams. Once in an interview, Rahman told that there was a time when his mother took him to the street for begging. After that, he has taken admission in Madras Christian College Higher Secondary where his musical talent was raised at the time of high school, he made his band with his High School Classmates.
Rahman started his early musical training under Master Dhanraj and at age 11 began playing in the orchestra of Malayalam composer M. K. Arjunan (Father’s Closest). Then he began working with other composers, such as M. S. Viswanathan, Vijaya Bhaskar, and Ilaiyaraaja, accompanied Zakir Hussain, Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan, and L. Shankar on world tours, and acquire a scholarship from Trinity College London to the Trinity College of Music.
While Studying in Madras, A. R. Rahman completes his graduation with a diploma in Western classical music. He was introduced to Qadiri tariqa in 1984 when his younger sister was seriously ill. Rahman’s mother was practicing Hindu. A R Rahman religion is Islam. When he was 23, he converted to Islam with other members of his family in 1989, changing his name to Allah Rakha Rahman.
A R Rahman height is 1.65 m and his weight is 70kg. His eye colour is Brown and his hair colour is Light Black. His body measurements are 43-33-14(chest-waist-biceps) inches which are perfect for a iconic composer.
Net Worth 2022
A R Rahman net worth is $80 Million (Rs. 595 Crore). His income sources are movies, songs, shows, brand endorsements, etc, through which he makes a good amount of income.
A R Rahman wife is Saira Banu. Rahman married her in 1995 and the couple gave birth to three children– Khateeja Rahman (daughter), Rahima Rahman (daughter), and A R Rahman son A R Ameen.
His early career began with the composed scores for documentaries and jingles for advertisements and Indian television channels. His jingles for Titan Watches become very popular. In 1992, Rahman composed the score and soundtrack for the Tamil film, Roja. His breakthrough career began in 1992 when he started Panchathan Record Inn. It was a recording and mixing studio in his backyard. It becomes the most-advanced recording studio in India and then one of Asia’s most high-tech studios. Due to his hard work and dedication, his soundtrack for Bombay sold 15 million copies worldwide.
His music for Slumdog Millionaire won a Golden Globe and two Academy Awards (a first for an Asian). His two songs “Jai Ho” and “O… Saya” were internationally successful.
He is known for so many hits songs. We have listened that songs are no less than magic. His melodious and magical voice resides in everyone’s heart. A R Rahman songs list is given below. For the full list click here.
- Kun Faya Kun
- Jai Ho
- Kaadhal Rojave
- Rehna Tu
- Maa Tujhe Salaam
- Tere Bina
- Roobaroo (Rang De Basanti)
A Multitalented person A R Rahman is a music composer, Director, Singer, Writer, and Producer. He is Also a Performer in India’s first concert film One Heart which is based on his life. He also played a role as an Actor in Bigil (Tamil) and Araattu (Malayalam) movies. His Upcoming movie Le Musk is a Virtual Reality Indian film that is directed by himself. A list of some movies is given below that are produced and written by himself.
Music Master A R Rahman has Achieved so many Awards in his life. He made his debut as a film composer with Roja. He has won 15 Film Fare Awards, 17 Filmfare Awards South, 12 IIFA Awards, 6 National Film Awards, Padma Shri and Padma Bhusan Awards. His Award list is given below.
|2001||Awadh Samman, Al-Ameen Education Society Community Award|
|2004||National Lata Mangeshkar Award|
|2006||Padma Bhushan, Honorary Award from Stanford University, Sanatan Sangeet Puraskar|
|2007||Limca Book of Records Indian of the Year for Contribution to Popular Music|
|2008||CNN-IBN Global Indian of the Year, Rotary Club of Madras|
Lifetime Achievement Award
|2009||CNN-IBN Global Indian of the Year, NDTV Indian of the Year, Rotary Club of Madras, Lifetime Achievement Award|
|2010||Outstanding Achievement in Music at The Asian Awards|
|2011||GQ Legend of the Year Award, Lifetime Achievement Award at the 8th Dubai International Film Festival|
|2018||Lifetime Achievement Award From KISS Foundation|
|2019||“Global Icon Of Inspiration” (Behindwoods Gold Mic Music Awards)|
A R Rahman Books
He is a legend. There are so many biographies available in the market written by some known writers. Some are given below.
- A. R. Rahman: The Spirit of Music by Nasreen Munni Kabir (2011).
- A. R. Rahman: The Musical Storm by Mathai, Kamini (2009).
- Notes of a Dream: The Authorized Biography of A.R. Rahman by Krishna Trilok Hardcover.
A R Rahman Website⋆
There is an official website through which one can see the complete journey of the star with all the information.
- He has won so many big awards such as a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, six National Film Awards, two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, fifteen Filmfare Awards, and seventeen Filmfare Awards South.
- Rahman charges 1-2 Crore for a one-hour long performance.
Social Media Links⋆
A R Rahman Twitter account is given below. He has 24.1M followers on twitter. A R Rahman Facebook link is not known. A R Rahman Linkedin link is not known. A R Rahman Instagram has 6.7M followers and 151 followings. A R Rahman Picuki shows a total of 1131 posts, 6,755,823 Followers, and 6 Following. ( as of June 2022)
A R Rahman wallpaper and images are given below.