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A.R. Rahman is an Indian music director, singer and music producer who is well known for integrating Indian classical music with electronic music, world music and traditional orchestral arrangements. His film career began in 1992 when he started Panchathan Record Inn, a recording and mixing studio in his backyard, and his film-scoring career began during the early 1990s with the Tamil film Roja. He made his directorial debut with movie Le Musk, a preview of which was shown April 27, 2017.
Panchathan Record Inn, which is located in Chennai, went on to become the most-advanced recording studio in India, and arguably one of Asia's most sophisticated and high-tech studios. After his first film-score, Rahman was signed by cinematographer Santosh Sivan for his second film Yoddha, a Malayalam film released in September 1992.
Rahman's original scores were for Tamil, Malayalam, Telegu, Hindi, Mandarin, Persian and English movies.
Rahman worked in movies Roja, Yoddha, Pudhiya Mugam, Gentleman, Kizhakku Cheemayile, Uzhavan, Thiruda Thiruda, Vandicholai Chinraasu, Duet, Super Police, Gangmaster, May Madham, Kadhalan, Pavithra, Karuththamma, Pudhiya Mannargal, Bombay, Indira, Rangeela, Muthu, Love Birds, Indian, Anthimanthaarai, Kadhal Desam, Mr. Romeo, Minsara Kanavu, Iruvar, Daud, Fire, Ratchagan, Kabhi Na Kabhi, Jeans, Dil Se.., Doli Saja Ke Rakhna, En Swasa Kaatre, Padayappa, Kadhalar Dhinam, Sangamam, Taal, Jodi, Earth, Mudhalvan, Taj Mahal, and Thakshak.
From 2000 till 2005 he worked in Pukar, Alaipayuthey, Kandukondain Kandukondain, Rhythm, Thenali, Zubeidaa, One 2 Ka 4, Lagaan, Star, Paarthale Paravasam, Alli Arjuna, Kannathil Muthamittal, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Baba, Saathiya, Kadhal Virus, Parasuram, Boys, Warriors of Heaven and Earth, Enakku 20 Unakku 18, Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu, Kangalal Kaidhu Sei, Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities, Udhaya, Aaytha Ezhuthu, Yuva, New, Naani, Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa, Swades, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero, Mangal Pandey: The Rising, Anbe Aaruyire, Kisna: The Warrior Poet, Water.
From 2006 to 2009 he worked in Rang De Basanti, Sillunu Oru Kaadhal, Varalaru, Guru, Provoked, Bombil and Beatrice, Sivaji, Azhagiya Thamizh Magan, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Jodhaa Akbar, Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na, Ada... A Way of Life, Sakkarakatti, Yuvvraaj, Ghajini, Slumdog Millionaire, Delhi-6, Blue, and Couples Retreat.
Rahman worked in a number of movies from 2010 till 2019, namely, Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, Ye Maaya Chesave, Raavan, Raavanan, Komaram Puli, Enthiran, Jhootha Hi Sahi, 127 Hours, Rockstar, Ekk Deewana Tha, People like Us, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Kadal, Maryan, Raanjhanaa, Highway, Million Dollar Arm, Kochadaiiyaan, Lekar Hum Deewana Dil, The Hundred-Foot Journey, Kaaviya Thalaivan, Lingaa, I, O Kadhal Kanmani, Tamasha, Muhammad: The Messenger of God, 24, Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada, Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo, Pele, Mohenjo Daro, OK Jaanu, Kaatru Veliyidai, Sachin: A Billion Dreams, Mom, Viceroy's House, Mersal, Daughters of Destiny (Documentary), Beyond the Clouds, Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, Sarkar, 2.0, The Fakir Of Venice, Blinded by the Light, Sarvam Thaala Mayam, and Bigil.
He is currently working in movies Dil Bechara, Aadujeevitham, 99 Songs, SK 14, Vikram 58, Thalaivan Irukkindraan, Le Musk (Composer/Director), Ponniyin Selvan, and Mahavir Karna.
Among Rahman's awards are six National Film Awards, two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, fifteen Filmfare Awards and seventeen Filmfare Awards South. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award, in 2010 by the Government of India.
Allah Rakha Rahma was born as A.S. Dileep Kumar on January 6, 1967 in Madras now Chennai to R.K. Shekhar, a film-score composer and conductor for Tamil and Malayalam films. Studying at Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School, he graduated with a diploma in Western classical music. In the year 1989, at the age of 23, he converted to Islam with other members of his family.
He began his early musical training under Master Dhanraj, and at the age of 11 began playing in the orchestra of Malayalam composer M.K. Arjunan. He began working with other composers and accompanied Zakir Hussain, Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan and L. Shankar on world tours and obtained a scholarship from Trinity College London to the Trinity College of Music.
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