The legendary musician , singer and mentor A R Rahman is one of the most renowned in the music indusrty . Many budding and aspiring singers look towards him as their idol and want to become his path follower .His songs are just magical and give goose-bumps .
Today , we are presenting some of the interesting facts about A R Rahman.
Let’s have a look:
#1 A.R. Rahman’s real name is A.S. Dilip Kumar. He is multi talented man with so many talents. He is a music producer, singer, songwriter, musician, philanthropist.
#2 In 1980. he made his TV debut, for Doordarshan, in a children’s programme “wonder balloon”. He played 4 keyboards when he was 13. He gained popularity by this show.
#3 His other known names are- ARR, Isai Puyal, Mozart of Madras.
#4 He has a son named Ameen. He shares his birthday with his son.
# 5 He has provided scores for even Hollywood movies too. Some of which are 127 hours, Lord of war, Million dollar arm etc.
# 6 Stars crave for even one Filmfare awards. In such scenario, he has won 15 Filmfare awards. He also won 14 Filmfare south awards till 2014.
# 7 He is first person in Asia, who has won 2 Oscars in same year. Now that’s an impressive achievement.
# 8 Out of total 138 nominations, he carved his name on 125 awards. He also won 2 Grammy awards, 2 academy awards, 1 BAFTA award, 4 national film awards, and a golden globe award.
# 9 In 2005, A.R. Rahman’s soundtrack of Roja, was listen in Time’s “10 best soundtracks” of all the time. In 2009, he was listed in Time’s world’s most influential people.
# 10 He won 5 honorary doctorates, including from prestigious Berkeley institute of Music.
# 11 Rahman has also received Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards from government of India.
# 12 In 2007, he was recorded in Limca Book of records for hos record as ‘Indian of the year for contribution to popular music’.
# 13 A street in Markham, Ontario, Canada has been named in Honor of A.R. Rahman. It is named as A.R. Rahman Street.
# 14 He didn’t complete his school. He left his school at the age of 15. He dropped out because of poor attendance. Although, A.R. Rahman aspired to be an Computer Engineer.
# 15 Airtel signature tune is the most downloaded ringtone with over 150 million download. It is composed by AAR.