Early life 

A.R. Rahman is a very popular Indian singer born to A.S. Dileep Kumar. He learned to play piano as a young child growing up in Chennai, India. His father died when he was nine years old because of which he then had to support the family by playing the piano. Rahman is married to Saira Banu and they have three children: Khatija, Rahima, and Ameen. Rahman graduated with a diploma in Western classical music from the school.  His mother was a practicing Hindu. At the age of 23, he converted to Islam with other members of his family and changed his name to Allah Rakha Rahman (A.R. Rahman)Rahman was introduced to Qadiri tariqa when his younger sister was seriously ill.


A.R. Rahman is the king of music with the uniqueness that attracts the audiences. A.R. Rahman is an Indian Music director, singer, and music producer. He’s done fantastically well in Indian Classical Music along with electron music. He has also won many awards and the biggest of them being the Oscar. The reason A.R. Rahman is so popular is that his songs have depth and literal meaning to them and his songs remain in the heart of people for years and have become eternal.

He is world known for redesigning and reshaping contemporary Indian music. He has also contributed to the success of many films through his music. A.R. Rahman is extremely original and does not imitate or copy his creation from the West and is also one of the most bankable and amongst the highest tax-paying singers of all time with a net worth estimated around $80 Million. He has a huge fan following and currently, he is the best singer we have in our country and internationally.


Music composer A.R. Rahman is the only Indian to have won two Oscar awards, which is the most for any Indian. Rahman won the ‘Best Original Song’ and ‘Best Original Score’ awards for his composition in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. Bhanu Athaiya was the first Indian to win an Oscar for ‘Best Costume Design’ for the film ‘Gandhi’. Also his work in 127 Hours won him Golden Globe, BAFTA, and two Academy Award nominations (Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song) in 2011 Rahman is an Honorary Fellow of the Trinity College of Music.


Top 10 songs by A.R. Rahman

  1.    Maa Tujhe Salaam

Vande Mataram – A.R. Rahman|Maa Tujhe Salaam|Official Video|Mehboob|Bharat Bala

Even after so many years this song still gives us goosebumps like when we heard it for the first time. No doubt people call him the king of music!


2.  Khwaja Mere Khwaja

Khwaja Mere Khwaja – Jodhaa Akbar|@A. R. Rahman|Hrithik Roshan|Aishwarya Rai

This song shows Rahman’s spiritual connection. You can feel an absolute connection to the almighty while listening to this melody.


  1.       Kun Faya Kun

Kun Faya Kun Full Video Song Rockstar | Ranbir Kapoor | A.R. Rahman, Javed Ali, Mohit Chauhan

Absolute soulful music to listen to while in any dilemma. Beautifully sung by Mohit Chauhan, this song is a delight for Rahman fans.


  1.       Jai Ho

Jai Ho Slumdog Millionaire (Full Song)

The lyrics of this music are really deep to understand, the song a story in itself. Another great creation of Rahman is that makes him the god of music. Also the song Rahman won an Oscar for.


  1.       Tere Bina

A.R. Rahman – Tere Bina Best Video| Guru|Aishwarya Rai|Abhishek Bachchan|Chinmayi

The music, lyrics, the words, everything about this piece of art will soothe your heart. A beautiful masterpiece by AR Rahman.


  1.       Agar Tum Saath Ho

Agar Tum Saath Ho FULL AUDIO Song | Tamasha | Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone | T-Series

This is Rahman’s latest song that he composed, this time he stole our hearts with his music. A magical composition was added by him.


  1.       Roobaroo

A.R. Rahman – Roobaroo Best Audio Song|Rang De Basanti|Aamir Khan|Naresh Iyer

Everyone is familiar with this unique yet enjoyable song. This song will definitely remind you of your college friends.


  1.       Ye Jo Des Hai Tera

Full Video: YEH JO DES HAI TERA | Swades | A.R. Rahman | Shahrukh Khan,

Rahman’s voice and his music are enough to make you feel patriotic and how beautiful. His songs always remain in our hearts.


  1.       Patakha Guddi

Patakha Guddi Highway Full Video Song (Official) || A.R Rahman | Alia Bhatt, Randeep Hooda

There was a reason that Imtiaz Ali strongly felt that it must be sung by AR Rahman and it is his gratifying high notes and we couldn’t agree more.


  1.   Luka Chuppi

A.R. Rahman – Luka Chuppi Best Audio Song|Rang De Basanti|Aamir Khan|Lata Mangeshkar|Soha

 With the soulful voice of Lata Ji, what a beautiful composition this was! Even today, this song can melt your heart and put you into tears. A song that you would never want to put out of your playlist.

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