Monday, September 22, 2008
|A. R. Rahman|
A. R. Rahman
|Birth name||A. S. Dileep Kumar|
|Also known as||A.R Rahman|
|Born||January 6, 1966 (1966-01-06) (age 42)|
|Origin||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.|
|Genre(s)||Film score, Theatre, World Music|
|Occupation(s)||Composer, record producer, music director, singer, instrumentalist, arranger, programmer|
|Instrument(s)||Keyboards, Saxophone, Oboe, Santoor, Sitar, Flute, Violin, Violas, Harps, drums, Bass, maracas, Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Harmonium, percussion, other|
|Years active||1992 – present|
|Label(s)||Sony BMG, KM Musiq|
Allah Rakkhha Rahman (Tamil: ஏ.ஆர்.ரஹ்மான்), born on January 6, 1966 as A. S. Dileep Kumar in Chennai, India, is a composer, record producer and musician. He is believed to have revolutionized the standards of film music composition in India. Thus, some of his contemporaries consider his career a turning point in Indian film music history. .He is hailed by Time Magazine as the 'Mozart of Madras'
In a career spanning over a decade, Rahman, by 2003, had sold more than one hundred million records of his film scores and soundtracks worldwide, and sold over 200 million cassettes making him one of the world's top 30 all-time top selling recording artists.