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A.R.Rahman

 

 

 

Full Name

Allah Rakha Rahman

Original Name

A.S.Dileep Kumar (changed in 1982)

Pet Names

Chennai kid, Prodigy Rahman

Date of Birth

6th January ,1967

Born and Brought up in

Chennai

Religion

Hindu converted to Islam

School

Shifted often. Done in Padma Sesadree Balabhavan too.

College

Madras Chiristian College -Drop out

Formal Qualifications in Music

Degree in western classical music from The Trinity College of Music,Oxford University under scholarship.

Training in Hindustani ,Carnatic classical styles.

Family Details

Father: R.K.Sekhar,Malayalam music composer.Passed away when rahman was 9.

Mother:Kasturi (Kareema Begum), House wife

Siblings:3Sisters.Kanchana,Bala(Talath),Israt

Wife

Saira Banu(Arranged Marriage,1995)

Daughters

Kathija , Rahima.

First Salary

Rs.50 for operating a record player

First Ad Jingle

For Allwyn watches (1987)

First Music Album

Deen Isai Malai-Tamil Devotional

First Film

Roja(1992)

First voice in

Chorus: Roja

Complete Song: Humma Humma-Bombay

Amount Got For Roja

Rs.25000

Popular Ad Jingles

Leo Coffee,Parryís,Boost featuring Kapil and Sachin.

Awards

National :3

State : 6

Padmasree (2000),FilmFare and many more

Loves

To experiment a lot

Hates

Languages as a barrier for Music

Believes in

Relentless labour, high enthusiasm and commitment.

Stresses on

Quality and Originality

Attitude

Never say die!

Positive Quality

Down to earth!

Biggest Challenge

Peopleís Expectations

Biggest Achievement

Taking tamil music to non-tamilians

About wife

She is anything but quiet!

About God

He pulls the strings in my life!

About success

Iím the person I always was,Iíve learnt to separate myself from my desires and my success.

Favourite musical instrument

KeyBoard

Past time

Meditation,Internet,Taking family to Dharga

Address

No: 5, 4th Street, Dr.SubbarayaNagar,

Kodambakkam, Chennai-24, Tamilnadu.

Studio

Panchathan Record Inn(Backyard of House)

Phone

044-24836072

Fax

4802626

Email:

ararhman@giasmd01.vsnl.net.in

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