A. R. Rahman

A. R. Rahman

Indian composer and musician
One of India's most successful and celebrated film composers who won international fame with his score for Slumdog Millionaire.
BornJanuary 6, 1967
HometownMadras, Madras State , India
Net worth$200 million
Height5'5" (1.65m)
SpouseSaira Banu
ChildrenKhatija Rahman
ParentsR. K. Shekhar


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Top Stories

AR Rahman Reveals He Had Doubts About Ajay Devgn’s Movie Maidaan

  • As the release date of Ajay Devgn‘s Maidaan draws closer, fans have been expressing their excitement about watching the movie. With the recent trailer launch further igniting anticipation, all eyes are on the theatrical debut scheduled for April 10, 2024. Amidst the buzz, AR Rahman, the composer behind Maidaan’s music, recently revealed his initial doubts about the upcoming movie. ‘Why […] The post AR Rahman Reveals He Had Doubts About Ajay Devgn’s Movie Maidaan appeared first on


'This is not my India': AR. Rahman mourns Gauri Lankesh's death

Renowned music composer A. R. Rahman, on Thursday, expressed his grief over the demise of senior journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh. Speaking to media during the premiere of 'One Heart: The A.R. Rahman Concert Film', the music maestro said he is very sad to hear about Gauri Lankesh's deadth, adding, "This is not my India. I want to see India progressing and kind." A host of Bollywood celebrities, including Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, filmmaker Ashoke Pandit took to Twitter and expressed their grief over Lankesh's death. For the unversed, senior journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead in front of her house at Rajarajeshwari Nagar in Bengaluru on Tuesday evening. According to reports, three unidentified men from close range shot the 55-year-old outside her home.
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1998Filmfare Awards SouthBest Music DirectorMerupu KalaluWinner
1997National Film AwardsBest Music DirectorMerupu KalaluWinner
1996Tamil Nadu State Film AwardsBest Music DirectorMerupu KalaluWinner
1994Filmfare Awards SouthBest Music DirectorGentleman (1993 film)Winner
1993Tamil Nadu State Film AwardsBest Music DirectorGentleman (1993 film)Winner