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A R RAHMAN

Date of Birth : 06-01-1966

Awards
 
� 1995 - Kalaimamani by the Govt of Tamil Nadu
� 1995 - Mauritius National Award by Mauritius
� 1995 - Malaysian Award by Malaysia
� 2000- Padma Shri by Govt of India
� 2004 - National
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Lata Mangeshkar Award by the Govt of MP
� 2005 - Mahavir-Mahatma Award
� 2006 - Swaralaya Yesudas Award for outstanding performance in the music field
� 2006 - Honorary Award from Stanford University
� 2008 - Rotary Club of Madras Lifetime Achievement Award
� 2009 - Honorary Doctorate from Anna University
� National Film Awards
o 1993 - Roja
o 1997 - Minsaara Kanavu
o 2002 - Lagaan
o 2003 - Kannathi Muthamittal
Filmfare Awards
o 1995 - Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent
o 1996 - Best Music Director - Rangeela
o 1999 - Best Music Director - Dil Se
o 2000 - Best Music Director - Taal
o 2002 - Best Music Director - Lagaan
o 2003 - Best Music Director - Saathiya
o 2003 - Best Background Score - The Legend of Bhagat Singh
o 2005 - Best Background Score - Swades
o 2007 - Best Music Director - Rang de Basanti
o 2008 - Best Music Director - Guru
o 2008 - Best Background Score - Guru
o 2009 - Best Music Director - Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
o 2009 - Best Background Score - Jodhaa Akbar
Filmfare Awards South
o 1992 - Best Music Direction - Roja
o 1993 - Best Music Direction- Gentleman
o 1994 - Best Music Direction - Kadhalan
o 1995 - Best Music Direction - Bombay
o 1996 - Best Music Direction - Kadhal Desam
o 1997 - Best Music Direction - Minsaara Kanavu
o 1998 - Best Music Direction - Jeans
o 1999 - Best Music Direction- Mudhalvan
o 2000 - Best Music Direction - Alaipayuthey
o 2006 - Best Music Direction - Sillunu Oru Kadhal
o 2007 - Best Music Direction - Sivaji: The Boss
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
o 1992 - Best Music Direction- Roja
o 1993 - Best Music Direction- Gentleman
o 1994 - Best Music Direction - Kadhalan
o 1995 - Best Music Direction- Bombay
o 1997 - Best Music Direction- Minsaara Kanavu
o 1999 - Best Music Direction -Sangamam
Bollywood Movie Awards
o 2002 - Best Music Direction- Lagaan
o 2003 - Best Music Direction- Saathiya
Dinakaran Cine Awards
o 1998 - Minsara Kanavu
o 1999 - Jeans
o 2000 - Kadhalar Dhinam / Mudhalvan
Global Indian Film Awards (GIFA)
o 2007 - Best Music - Rang De Basanti
o 2007 - Best Background Music - Rang De Basanti
� International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA)
o 2000 - Best Music Direction- Taal
o 2002 - Best Music Direction- Lagaan
o 2003 - Best Music Direction - Saathiya
o 2007 - Best Music Direction- Rang De Basanti
o 2008 - Best Music Direction- Guru
o 2008 - Best Background Music- Guru
o 2008 - Outstanding contribution by an Indian in International Cinema
� Sangeet Awards
o 2004 - Best Music Direction (Critics Award) - Yuva
o 2004 - Best Music Arrangement (Critics Award) - Yeh Rishta - Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities
� Screen-Videocon Awards / Star Screen Awards
o 1997 - Best Music - Kadhal Desam (South awards edition - Tamil)
o 1997 - Best Music Direction - Minsara Kanavu (South awards edition - Tamil)
o 1998 - Best Non-film Album - Vande Mataram (Non-film category)
o 2000 - Best Music Direction - Taal
o 2007 - Best Background Music - Rang De Basanti
o 2008 - Best Music Direction - Guru
o 2008 - Best Background Music - Guru
o 2009 - Best Music Direction - Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na
o 2009 - Best Background Music - Jodhaa Akbar
� Vijay TV Awards
o 2006 - Best Music Direction- Sillunu Oru Kaadhal Varalaru - The History of the Godfather
o 2007 - Best Music Direction - Sivaji: The Boss
� Zee Cine Awards
o 2000 - Best Music Director - Taal
o 2002 - Best Music Director - Lagaan
o 2003 - Best Music Director- Saathiya
o 2007- Best Music Director - Rang De Basanti
o 2008 - Best Music Director - Guru
o 2008 - Best Background Music - Guru

Other awards
� 1998 - Channel [V] Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award
� Planet-Bollywood People`s Choice Awards
o 2006 - Best Music Award - Rang De Basanti
o 2006 - Best Background Music Award - Rang De Basanti
� Sunfeast Tamil Music Awards
o 2008 - Best Music Composer of the Year - Sivaji: The Boss
� Tata Indicom Mirchi Music Awards
o 2009 - Music Director Of The Year - Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
o 2009 - Technical Award For Film Background Score - Jodhaa Akbar
o 2009 - Album Of The Year - Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
o 2009 - Tata Indicom Mirchi Listeners Choice Song Of The Year
o 2009 - Tata Indicom Mirchi Listeners Choice Album Of The Year
� V. Shantaram Award
o 2007 - Best Music - Guru
o 2008 - Best Music - Jodhaa Akbar
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International
� Academy Awards (Oscars) (USA)
o 2009 - Best Original Music Score Slumdog Millionaire
o 2009 - Best Original Song - `Jai Ho` - Slumdog Millionaire
Golden Globe 2009 - Best Original Score - Slumdog Millionaire
BAFTA [British Academy Film Awards] 2009 Anthony Asquith Award for Best Film Music - Slumdog Millionaire
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (USA) 2008 Critics Choice Award for Best Composer - Slumdog Millionaire
Black Reel Awards 2008 Best Original Soundtrack - Slumdog Millionaire
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (USA) 2008 Best Music Score - Slumdog Millionaire
New York Film Critics Online Awards (USA) 2008 Best Score - Slumdog Millionaire
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2008 Best Original Score - Slumdog Millionaire
San Diego Film Critics Society Awards (USA) 2008 Best Score - Slumdog Millionaire
Satellite Awards (USA) 2008 Best Original Score - Slumdog Millionaire
UK Asian Music Awards (UK) 2009 - Outstanding Achievement by an Asian in the Music Field
Other awards
MTV Awards
MTV Video Music Awards 1999 International Viewer�s Choice (MTV India)
MTV Asia Awards 2003 for Favorite Artist India
MTV Immies 2003 Best Music Composer (Film Category)
Biography
 
A. S. Dileep Kumar as he was called when he was born had a very difficult childhood. He lost his father who was a composer and conductor for Malayalam films when he was just nine years old and the responsibility of the household fell on his young shoulders. The family rented out musical equipment to make a living. Around this time due to certain personal circumstances the young Dileep decided to convert
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to Islam and came to be known as Allah Rakha Rahman.

From a young age A. R. Rahman showed musical promise and a keen interest in learning and playing varied instruments like the keyboard piano synthesizer harmonium and guitar. But the synthesizer was by far his favourite because in his words it was the �ideal combination of music and technology�. He started training in Carnatic music. When he turned 11 he joined Ilaiyaraaja�s troupe as a keyboard player. He also got the chance to play with maestros like Zakir Hussain. This experience stood him in good stead and helped him get a scholarship to Trinity College Oxford from where he graduated with a degree in Western Classical Music.

Armed with the degree Rahman decided to strike off on his own. He started by opening his own studio called Panchathan Record Inn. He began his career by composing ad jingles theme music for TV and the like. His luck took a turn for the better when in 1991 Mani Ratnam the renowned film director approached him to compose the music for his blockbuster Roja which catapulted Rahman to fame. The music of this film brought about a transformation in Indian film music. His music was fresh and new a perfect marriage of technology and melody. It was an avant-garde sound. Rahman�s playback skills were also widely appreciated.

Roja was dubbed in several Indian languages and there was no stopping Rahman after that. He followed this up by making wonderful music for films like Bombay Kadhalan Indira Minsaara Kanavu Muthu Love Birds Kannathil Muthamittal and many more. The Tamil blockbusters brought him nationwide recognition and soon he made his debut in the Hindi movie scene by composing the music for Rangeela. Many more hit movies followed like Dil Se Taal Lagaan Swades Rang De Basanti Guru. Today he is a much sought-after music director not just for big budget masala films but also for offbeat films like Deepa Mehta�s Earth and Water and Shyam Benegal�s film on Netaji the �forgotten hero�and of course Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire.

Rahman also managed to impress the Chinese director He Ping who asked him to create the music for his Warriors of Heaven and Earth in 2003. He also composed the music for Andrew Lloyd Webber�s Broadway venture Bombay Dreams. Next came the Lord of the Rings theatre production in association with a Finnish folk music band. These associations made Rahman a global name and after winning two Oscars he is now a truly international figure.
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