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A.R.Rahman born in Chennai on January 6, 1967 as A. S. Dileep Kumar, he came to known as A.R.(Allah Rakha Rahman) after he converted to Islam. Rahman’s father, R.K. Sekhar, was a prominent Tamil musician who composed scores for the Malayalam film industry, and Rahman began studying piano at age four.
he was playing piano professionally to help finacial support his family. He dropped out of school, but his professional experience led to a scholarship to study at Trinity College, Oxford, where he received a degree in Western classical music.
Till date A.R Rahman worked for almost 130 tamil , telugu ,malayalam,hindi & english films so far.There are 30 private and some of his rare albums that were composed before 1992 .
He has joined various eminent international projects such as Elizabeth.The Golden Age that was directed by Shekhar Kapoor in 2007.
Rahman also scored the music for Slumdog Millionaire in 2008. This work fetched him two Oscars and a Golden Globe.
He is a recipient of the Padma Shri. Over the years Rahman has had the distinction of working with some of the best personalities in the Indian entertainment industry like Javed Akhtar, Mehboob, Gulzar, Vairamuthu, Anand Bakshi, Vaali and P.K.Mishra. Rahman’s studio, Panchathan Record Inn, was inaugurated in 2005 and is regarded as among the finest of its kind in Asia with regards to equipments and overall development.