ar-rahman-one-loveIf there is one music personality that has given new voice and direction to Indian music then it is no other than A R Rahman. A winner of Oscar awards, he has truly made India proud. Mr. Rahman did what no other Indian musicians could achieve. Now, his is a name to reckon with on international music arena. Born on 6 January 1967, A R Rahman completely changed the landscape of Indian music. He not only changed the style but also brought never heard before freshness in film music. He is in the industry for just over one decade and he has managed to sell no less than one hundred million records world-wide and more than two hundred million cassettes. If that is not sign of popularity and charisma then what else could be?

He was born as A.S.Dileep Kumar in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He later on converted to Islam and got rechristened as Allah Rakha Rahman, or better known as AR Rahman. His is a kind of music that encompasses every genre and instrument. A truly versatile personality, Mr. Rahman uses styles as eclectic as reggae, folk, soft rock, classical, jazz and several other styles. No wonder, people call him Mozart of Madras.

A R rahman first shot into limelight with music of Roja. We all know how soulful soundtracks of Roja are! Since then, there was no looking back. He kept climbing ladders of success and kept surpassing his own excellence. He has given us wonderful Hindi Movie songs like Dil Se, Bombay, Rang De Basanti, Taal, Rangeela, Jodha Akbar, Lagaan and Dilli 6 among others.