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A R Rahaman wins Hearts.....Jai Ho !

Updated on September 16, 2013

Rahman wins Hearts not Oscars!

JAI HO! Bharath maa ki...jisne aisa supooth ko janam diya. Bharath ka naam roshan kiya! Sab ka dil mein bus gaya!

Who hasn’t liked the song “ Chaiyya Chaiyya” of the Bollywood movie ‘ Dil se’ in 1998? It was then a superhit song from A.R.Rahman. It stood 9th in BBC World Service top 10 songs of all time. It also fetched him the famous Filmfare Best Music Director Award. Today, it ‘s the same Rahman, famous Indian music director who has won Oscar, the most prestigious award at the international level. It is like winning an Olympic gold at the games. Rahman’s Oscar win has not only quenched the thirst for Oscars for the nation like India but also turned spotlight on Rakesh Mehra’s ‘Delhi 6’ which is also a score by musical genius.

A. R. Rahman with oscars

Jai Ho! Slum dog's hit number

In the early 90’s Rahman entered the arena by producing hit songs for Tamil film “Roja”. He won the National Award for Best Music Direction and won many hearts.

His first movie in Hindi was Rangeela in 1995. The Tamil Nadu distributor of Rangeela did away with the actors name altogether from the posters and replaced them with a mugshot of Rahman with the catchline.The first original score of A.R.Rahman in Hindi.

Pic from Slumdog Millionare

Maa Tuje Salaam!

Music for coming Bond Movie by Rahman :

 According to some news agencies, Barbara Broccoli has approached Danny Boyle to direct the 23rd James Bond film and that A.R. Rahman would score the music in his movie. If this is true then sky is the limit for Rahaman.

Aishwarya Rai, Bollywood actress

Aishwarya, A fan of Rahman:

Bollywood actress and former beauty queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan said that she has always been a fan of double-Oscar winner AR Rahman, and feels fortunate that maximum of her films featured maestro’s music.

“Working with Rahman has been an absolute pleasure. It's not just from Taal to Guru , but it''s from Iruvar till Ravana “ . In fact, maximum of my films have enjoyed the music of Rahman and as a music lover and fan, I have always admired his music and he is a gifted musician,” Rai said, while addressing a press conference in Kolkata.

Rahman sings from heart

Rahman in the movie industry

Allah Rakha Rahman was born on January 6th,1967 in Chennai, Tamilnadu state of India. His birth name is A. S. Dilip Kumar. As an Indian film composer, record producer, musician and singer, he has won 13 Filmfare Awards, 4 National Film Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, 2 Academy Awards, 2 Oscar awards and 2 Grammy awards.

As Rahman worked in India's various film industries of various languages, international films and theatre, by the year 2003, in his successful career spanning over a decade, has sold more than 100 million records of his film scores and sound tracks worldwide. Also, sold over 200 million cassettes making him one of the world's all-time top selling recording artists. Rahman's name has become popular all over the world with the success of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. He not only created a very good identity in the outer world but also created a well-known image from India and its culture.

With wife Saira

Happy man with wife Saira Rahman
Happy man with wife Saira Rahman

Makes a name for himself

Rahman has few very popular nick-names. They are "The Mozart of Madras" and "Isai Puyal" which means ‘Musical Maestro’ in Tamil language. He is also known as the "John Williams" of Indian Film Industry.

Oscar winner

Delighted after winning Oscars
Delighted after winning Oscars

Grammy to Rahman

Grammy award winner
Grammy award winner

Song from Dil se

Rehman's music direction :

List of movies that have Rahman's Music direction:

1992 Roja


1993 Pudhiya Mugam


Kizhakku Cheemayile


Thiruda Thiruda

1994 Vandicholai Chinraasu

Super Police


May Madham




Pudhiya Mannargal

Manitha Manitha


1995 Bombay




1996 Love Birds

Indian Kadhal Desam


Mr. Romeo

1997 Anthimanthaarai

Minsara Kanavu (Sapnay)


Daud: Fun On The Run


Mona Lisa


Kabhi Na Kabhi

1998 Jeans

Dil Se (Uyire)


Doli Saja Ke Rakhna

1999 En Swasa Kaatre


Kadhalar Dhinam






Taj Mahal

2000 Pukar


Kandukondain Kandukondain





2001 One 2 Ka 4

Nayak: The Real Hero

Love You Hamesha



Parthale Paravasam

2002 Alli Arjuna

Kannathil Muthamittal

The Legend of Bhagat Singh


Kadhal Virus


2003 Parasuram


Warriors of Heaven and Earth

Enakku 20 Unakku 18

Kangalal Kaithu Sei


2004 Udhaya

Warriors of Heaven and Earth

Lakeer - Forbidden Lines

Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities

Aayitha Ezhuthu




Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa


Kisna - The Warrior Poet

2005 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero

Mangal Pandey - The Rising

Anbe Aaruyire


2006 Rang De Basanti

Sillunu Oru Kaadhal


2007 Guru


Sivaji: The Boss

Azhagiya Thamizh Magan

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

2008 Jodhaa Akbar

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

ADA: A Way of Life




Slumdog Millionaire

2009 Delhi 6

The Future Question

Will Rahmans songs be a superhit in Hollywood, like it did in Bollywood?

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      8 years ago from India

      Brittoads, Thanks for dropping by.

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      8 years ago

      hi friend nice work


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