Friday, February 26, 2010

A.R. Rahman BioData ( Oscar Winner )

 

A.R Rahman Bio-data :

Birth Name : A. S. Dileep Kumar
Date of Birth  : 6th January 1966 (Age :43)
Place of Birth : Chennai , India
Occupation : film composer, record producer, musician and singer
Father : R.K Shekhar, chennai based composer.
Mother : Kareema.
Son : Aameem .
Daughter : Rahima , Khadijah.
Spouse Name : Saira Banu
Years active : 1992–present
First Film : Roja (1992)
First Hit : Roja (1992)

 

Rahman, in a career over a decade, had sold over 200 million cassettes, and also sold more than 150 million records of his film scores and soundtracks all over the world, which makes him one of the world's top selling music artists.

Early Life :

A. R. Rahman was born in a musically affluent Mudaliar Tamil family in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India . His father R. K. Shekhar, was a Chennai based composer. Rahman lost his father at a young age and his family rented out musical equipment as a source of income. He was raised by his mother Kareema (Kashturi).He then converted to Islam in the year 1989 at the age of 23 and changed his name to Rahman. During these formative years, Rahman served as a keyboard player and an arranger in bands such as "Roots", with childhood friend and percussionist Sivamani, John Anthony, Suresh Peters, JoJo and Raja. Rahman is the founder of the Chennai-based rock group, "Nemesis Avenue".

He played the keyboard and piano, the synthesizer, the harmonium and the guitar. His curiosity in the synthesizer, in particular increased because, he says, it was the “ideal combination of music and technology". He began early training in music under Master Dhanraj. At the age of 11, he joined, as a keyboardist, the troupe of Ilaiyaraaja, one of many composers to whom musical instruments belonging to Rahman's father were rented.

In 1992, Rahman began his own music recording studio at the backyard of his house called the Panchathan Record Inn, which was developed into India's most advanced recording studio. He initially composed music for advertisements, Indian Television channels and music scores in documentaries, among other projects. In 1992, he was approached by film director Mani Ratnam to compose the score and soundtrack for Ratnam's Tamil film Roja. The debut led Rahman to receive the Rajat Kamal award for Best Music Director at the National Film Awards, the first time ever by a first-time film composer.

List of Life Time Achievements and Awards:

  • Rahman was the 1995 recipient of the Mauritius National Award and the Malaysian Award for contributions to music.
  • He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for his first West-End production.
  • A four-time National Film Award winner and conferred the Padma Shri from the Government of India.
  • Rahman has also received six Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.
  • Thirteen Filmfare Awards and twelve Filmfare Awards South for his music and scores.
  • In 2006, he received an honorary award from Stanford University for contributions to global music.
  • In 2009, for his score of Slumdog Millionaire, Rahman won the Critics' Choice Award, the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score.
  • The BAFTA Award for Best Film Music for Slumdog Millionaire.
  • Two Academy Awards for Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song at the 2009 Oscars. Middlesex University and Aligarh Muslim University have announced that they plan to bestow honorary doctorates on Rahman (2009).
  • He has also won two Grammy Awards, for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album and Best Song Written for a Visual Media (2009).
  • Rahman was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honor, in 2010.

Career Profile :

Year Film Language Notes
1992 Roja Tamil Winner, National Film Award for Best Music Direction

Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director


Winner, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Tamil)

Listed in TIME's "10 Best Soundtracks" of all time in 2005 [40]
Yodha Malayalam
1993 Pudhiya Mugam Tamil
Nippu Rava Telugu Background score only
Gentleman Tamil Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director

Winner, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Tamil)
Kizhakku Cheemayile Tamil
Uzhavan Tamil
Thiruda Thiruda Tamil
1994 Vandicholai Chinraasu Tamil
Super Police Telugu
Duet Tamil
May Madham Tamil
Kadhalan Tamil Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director

Winner, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Tamil)
Pavithra Tamil
Karuththamma Tamil
Pudhiya Mannargal Tamil
Palnati Pourusham Telugu
Gangmaster Telugu
1995 Bombay Tamil Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director

Winner, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Tamil)

Listed in The Guardian's "1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die" [54]


"Kehna Hi Kya" listed in The Guardian's "1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear" [54]
Indira Tamil
Rangeela Hindi Winner, Filmfare Best Music Director Award

Winner, Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent
Muthu Tamil Most successful Indian soundtrack in Japan [19]
1996 Love Birds Tamil
Indian Tamil
Kadhal Desam Tamil Winner, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Tamil)
Fire Hindi
Mr. Romeo Tamil
1997 Anthimanthaarai Tamil
Minsara Kanavu (Sapnay) Tamil Winner, National Film Award for Best Music Direction

Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director

Winner, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Tamil)
Iruvar Tamil
Daud: Fun On The Run Hindi
Ratchagan Tamil
Vishwavidhaata Hindi
Kabhi Na Kabhi Hindi
1998 Jeans Tamil Winner, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Tamil)
Dil Se Hindi Winner, Filmfare Best Music Director Award

"Chaiyya Chaiyya" was 9th in BBC World Service top 10 songs of all time [55]
Earth Hindi
Doli Saja Ke Rakhna Hindi
1999 En Swasa Kaatre Tamil
Padayappa Tamil
Kadhalar Dhinam Tamil
Taal Hindi Winner, Filmfare Best Music Director Award
Sangamam Tamil Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director
Jodi Tamil
Thakshak Hindi
Mudhalvan Tamil Winner, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Tamil)
Taj Mahal Tamil
2000 Pukar Hindi
Alaipayuthey Tamil Winner, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Tamil)
Kandukondain Kandukondain Tamil
Fiza Hindi 1 song (Piya Haji Ali)
Rhythm Tamil
Thenali Tamil
Zubeidaa Hindi
2001 One 2 Ka 4 Hindi
Nayak: The Real Hero Hindi
Love You Hamesha Hindi
Lagaan Hindi Winner, National Film Award for Best Music Direction

Winner, Filmfare Best Music Director Award


Ranked #44 on Amazon.com's "The 100 Greatest World Music Albums of All Time"[56][57]
Star Tamil
Parthale Paravasam Tamil
2002 Alli Arjuna Tamil
Kannathil Muthamittal Tamil Winner, National Film Award for Best Music Direction

Winner, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Tamil)
The Legend of Bhagat Singh Hindi Winner, Filmfare Best Background Score Award
Baba Tamil
Kadhal Virus Tamil
Saathiya Hindi Winner, Filmfare Best Music Director Award
2003 Parasuram Tamil
Boys Tamil
Warriors of Heaven and Earth Mandarin,


English,

Hindi
Enakku 20 Unakku 18 Tamil
Kangalal Kaithu Sei Tamil
Tehzeeb Hindi
2004 Udhaya Tamil
Lakeer - Forbidden Lines Hindi
Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities Hindi
Aayutha Ezhuthu Tamil
Yuva Hindi
New Tamil
Naani Telugu
Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa Hindi 4 songs
Swades Hindi Winner, Filmfare Best Background Score Award

Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award
Kisna - The Warrior Poet Hindi 5 songs
2005 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero Hindi
Mangal Pandey - The Rising Hindi
Anbe Aaruyire Tamil
Water Hindi 5 songs

Song Aayo Re Sakhi longlisted for 2006 Academy Award for Best Original Song nomination
2006 Rang De Basanti Hindi Winner, Filmfare Best Music Director Award

2 songs longlisted for 2007 Academy Award for Best Original Song nomination [58]
Sillunu Oru Kaadhal Tamil Winner, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Tamil)
Varalaru Tamil Winner, Just Plain Folks Music Award For Best Music Album
2007 Guru Hindi Winner, Filmfare Best Music Director Award

Winner, Filmfare Best Background Score Award
Sajni Kannada
Provoked Hindi
Sivaji: The Boss Tamil Winner, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Tamil)
Azhagiya Thamizh Magan Tamil
Elizabeth: The Golden Age English With Craig Armstrong
2008 Jodhaa Akbar Hindi Winner, Filmfare Best Background Score


Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award

Nominated, Asian Film Award for Best Composer [59]
Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na Hindi Winner, Filmfare Best Music Director Award
ADA: A Way of Life Hindi
Sakkarakatti Tamil Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award (Tamil)
Yuvvraaj Hindi
Ghajini Hindi Nominated, Filmfare Best Music Director Award
Slumdog Millionaire English,

Hindi
Winner, Academy Award for Best Original Music Score

Winner, Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Jai Ho"


Nominated, Academy Award for Best Original Song for "O...Saya"

Winner, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award

Winner, BAFTA Award for Best Film Music

Winner, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score


Winner, World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film for "Jai Ho"

Winner, Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album

Winner, Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
2009 Delhi 6 Hindi
Blue Hindi
Passage English Short Film[60]
Couples Retreat English Song NaNa longlisted for 2010 Academy Award for Best Original Song nomination[61]
2010 Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa Tamil
Ye Maaya Chesave Telugu
Puli Telugu Filming
Raavana Tamil Filming
Raavan Hindi Filming
Endhiran Tamil Filming
Sultan The Warrior Tamil Filming
Rock Star Hindi Filming[62]
Nair San Japanese,

Malayalam,

Mandarin,

Mongolian
Filming
The Desire English,


Chinese
Filming

Background score only
Chennaiyil Oru Mazhaikalam Tamil Filming
The 19th Step English,

Tamil,

Japanese
Filming

Jai Ho India

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