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.