Birth, family and early life of R. Rahman – A.R Rahman History
2 times Oscar winner A.R Rahman was born into a middle-class Tamil Mudaliar family in Chennai city of Tamil Nadu. His childhood name was AS Dilip Kumar, which he later changed to A.V. R. Rahman. His father R.K. Shekhar was the operator and producer of Tamil and Malayalam films, as well as giving music to Malayali films. AR Rahman also inherited the art of music from his father.
That’s when A. R. Rahman was just 9 years old, when his father died, due to which financial crisis took place in his house. Somehow he started running his own house by renting his father’s instruments.
A.R Rahman Biography
- Birth— 6 January 1967
- Real Name— AS Dileep Kumar
- Full Name— Allah Rakha Rahman (A.R. Rahman)
- Age— 55 years
- Religion— Islam (converted from Hinduism in his early 20s)
- Family —Musician RK Shekhar (Father) Kareema Begum (Mother, born as Kashturi)
- Education— Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Madras Christian College, Chennai
- Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School
- Trinity College of Music, Oxford University, UK
- Wife— Saira Banu
- Children —Khateeja Rahman (daughter) Rahima Rahman (daughter)A.R. Ameen (son)
- Net Worth —$24 million USD
- Awards —Padma Shri,Padma Bhushan& 2 Oscars, National Awards
A.R Rahman Education – A.R Rahman Education
A .R. Rahman’s interest in music from the beginning, he got his early music education from Master Dhanraj and at the tender age of 11, he was a close friend of his father, M.K. The Malayalam orchestra played with Arjuna. And then later with his childhood friend Shivamani, Rahman started playing the keyboard for the band “Roots”. He also worked for several other bands.
A.R Rahman’s illustrious career – AR Rahman Career
A.R Rahman had to face a lot of difficulties early in his career. A. in the beginning R Rahman used to give his music as jingles in TV advertising and serials. AR in the year 1991 Rahman started recording his music.
Then in 1992, film director Mani Ratnam offered him music for his film Roja. The film was a huge hit and thus AR Rahman not only gained popularity for his debut film Roja, but he was also awarded the Filmfare Award for this film.
Let me tell you that due to this film, he got recognition in the world of music and then he never looked back in his career and AR Rahman is considered among the best singers and music composers in the world today. He has given his music in over 100 songs so far.
He has worked not only films but also in films of different languages. a R. Rahman has done many superhit films at the box office such as Rangeela, Slum Dog Millionaire, Dil Se, Roja, Lagaan, Pukar, Ghajini, Mangal Pandey, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Fiza, Taal, Bombay, Swadesh, Tehzeeb, Jodha-Akbar, Yuvraj, Rang De Basanti, Delhi-6 has spread the magic of his melodious voice.