|Artist Birtday :||06/01/1967 (Age 52)|
|Born In :||Tamil Nadu, India|
|Occupation(s) :||Singer ,Songwriter, Composer ,Record Producer ,Music Director ,Arranger ,Conductor|
|Genres :||Film Scores ,Electronic, Dance,Classical|
|Web Site :||arrahman.com|
A.R.Rahman (born Jan 6, 1967) is an Indian film composer, record producer, musician and singer. His film scoring career began in the early 1990s. He has won twenty five Filmfare Awards, four National Film Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, two Grammys and two Academy Awards.
Working in India’s various film industries, international cinema and theatre, by 2003, Rahman, in a career spanning over a decade, has sold more than 100 million records of his film scores and soundtracks worldwide, and sold over 200 million cassettes, making him one of the world’s all-time top selling recording artists.
Time Magazine has referred to him as the “Mozart of Madras” and several Tamil commentators have coined him the nickname Isai Puyal ( English: Music Storm).
Rahman was born in Madras, India. His father, R. K. Shekhar, was a film-score composer and conductor for Tamil and Malayalam films; Rahman assisted his father in the studio, playing the keyboard.
After his father’s death when Rahman was nine years old, the rental of his father’s musical equipment provided his family’s income.Raised by his mother, Kareema (born Kashturi),Rahman was a keyboard player and arranger for bands such as Roots (with childhood friend and percussionist Sivamani, John Anthony, Suresh Peters, JoJo and Raja) and founded the Chennai-based rock group Nemesis Avenue.He mastered the keyboard, piano, synthesizer, harmonium and guitar, and was particularly interested in the synthesizer because it was the “ideal combination of music and technology”.